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Aileen Dorothy Capen

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Aileen D. Capen

WINHALL -- Aileen Dorothy Capen, 94, of Winhall passed away Dec. 13, 2007, at the Crescent Manor Care Center in Bennington.

She was born in Winhall on May 19, 1913, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Prouty) Norse. She was a graduate of the University of Vermont and completed graduate work at Columbia University. She married Laurin Capen in 1945 and settled in Winhall as a farmer’s wife. Mr. Capen passed away Dec. 7, 1987.

She taught for many years at Bennington High School. She was involved in civic affairs in her home town of Bondville volunteered at the Bondville Fair. She was an avid reader and loved her gardens.

She is survived by three sons, Clay and Hugh Capen of Fort Anne, N.Y., and Lynn Capen of Winhall; a daughter, Lauren Kleeman of North Carolina; a brother, Ralph Norse of Cambridge, N.Y.; three sisters, Thelma Goodell of Manchester Center, Amy Johnson of Hillsboro, Ore., and Marjorie Dernier of Tucson, Ariz. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a grandson, four brothers, Raymond, Fay, Wayne and LeRoy Norse, and a sister, Cora West.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Brewster Funeral Home, 34 Park Place, Manchester. The Rev. Kermit Reilly will officiate. Burial will take place in the spring at Dellwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Aileen’s memory be made to the Winhall Industrial Society c/o Brewster Funeral Service PO Box 885 Manchester, VT 05255. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Plumb service

BENNINGTON -- A celebration of the life of Raymond S. Plumb was held Thursday afternoon Dec. 13, 2007, at the Vermont Veterans Home All Faiths Chapel.

Hospice Chaplain Michael Morneault conducted the service. Chaplain Morneault offered words from scripture and Psalm 23. Those in attendance listened to the Naval hymn “Anchor’s Away” and sang the hymn “Amazing Grace.” The American Flag was presented to Raymond’s brother, Austin, by Chaplain Morneault. Interment followed in the Vermont Veterans Home Memorial Cemetery.

Raymond S. Plumb, formerly of Whitingham, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at the Vermont Veterans Home, where he had been a resident for 22 years.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, Vermont.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 14, 2007
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