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Bertha L. Dunn

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WILMINGTON -- Bertha Luella (Davis) Dunn, 85, a resident of Haynes Road, died peacefully Thursday Jan. 11, 2007, at The Centers For Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, where she had resided the past year and a half. Her loving family was at her side.

Mrs. Dunn was born in Wilmington on Oct. 27, 1921, the daughter of the late George F. and Kate (Cooper) Davis. She grew up in Wilmington and attended the one-room schoolhouse on Higley Hill Road. She married Lyle L. Willett in West Dover on Feb. 18, 1930. They had four children, Emile, Carmelita, Suzanne and Lorette. She later married W. Irving Dunn in West Dover on Oct. 27, 1971.

Together they owned and operated Dunn’s Store in West Dover until their retirement. Following retirement they spent summers in Wilmington and wintered in Fruitland Park, Fla., for many years. Irving passed away on Sept. 12,2004. They shared a great interest in Morgan horses and attended many Morgan shows throughout the state.

She was a member of the West Dover Congregational Church.

Mrs. Dunn leaves her three daughters, Carmelita Allen and husband David of Jacksonville, Suzanne Crawford and husband Alan of Wilmington and Lorette Willett of Brattleboro; a daughter-in-law, Louise Willett of Fayetteville, N.C.; 12 grandchildren, Shawn Allen, Katie Boyd, Ellie Gage, Jason Crawford, Ann-Lyn Parro, Emile Willett Jr., Kerrianne Edwards, Lyle Willett, Christine Sarin, Emily Dooley, Mark Allen and Jeanne Allen; 23 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, one niece and two nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Emile Willett Sr., on Aug. 10, 2006, and two brothers, Lawrence Davis and Gordon Davis.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Covey & Allen Funeral Home, 44 East Main St., with the Rev. Marcia Dorey, pastor of the West Dover Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in the Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Covey & Allen Funeral Home on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. when the family will be present. Should friends desire memorial gifts in memory of Mrs. Dunn may be made to The Centers For Living and Rehabilitation - Palliative Care Department in care of the Covey & Allen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05201.

To send condolences to the family of Mrs. Bertha Davis Dunn please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the care of the Covey & Allen Funeral Home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 13, 2007
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