BARRE - Curtis Harold Bevington III, 79, of South Main Street, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, with his family at his bedside at his home.
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Born May 10, 1935, in Oak Park, Illinois, he was the son of Curtis Harold and Dorothy (Packard) Bevington II. He graduated from Glenbard High School in Glen Ellen, Illinois, in 1954 and received his bachelor's degree in education from Elmhurst (Illinois) College in 1966. He later earned his master's degree in education from the University of Vermont in Burlington in 1972.
On Sept. 3, 1956, he married Mary R. Racine in St. Hippolyte, Quebec. Most of their married life had been spent in Barre City.
He was a longtime teacher and educator, first at Spaulding High School, starting in 1966, then at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center and later at Cabot High School.
On May 13, 1955, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Sewart Air Force Base in Nashville, Tennessee, and was discharged from active duty on May 12, 1957.
In 1972 he entered the U.S. Army Active Reserve and in 1992 retired as a master sergeant and served some of this time on active duty.
In recognition of his outstanding military service, he had been awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.
Being a civic-minded citizen of our city, Curtis served as a volunteer with the fire department and ambulance service as well as being a past chairman of the Barre City School Board.
Besides his wife, Marie, he leaves his daughter, Josee Bevington, and two sons, Curtis H. Bevington IV and his wife, Tina, and Christopher Bevington; three grandchildren, Aaron Desautels, Melissa Porter and Curtis H. Bevington V; and two great-grandsons and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Elizabeth McFadden.
Curtis' life will be celebrated at a time to be announced in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Place Inc., 220 Vine St., Northfield, VT 05663.
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Published in Times Argus on Sept. 4, 2014