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Carol C. Ineson 1926-2010 SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Carol C. Ineson died after a brief illness on November 18, 2010. She was born on October 29, 1926 to Harry E. Cowdrick, and Merle Hays Cowdrick in Niagra Falls, N.Y. She received her primary and secondary education there and was a 1948 graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. Carol was an avid birdwatcher and traveled always with her binoculars and a bird book. She was a great patron of the arts, and had recently been to Houston for the opera. She regularly attended the symphony in San Antonio, and was looking forward to their upcoming season. Being a book lover, she led a lively discussion at her Great Books group at the Towers where she lived. Carol loved a good party, and was always sure to have music for dancing. Professionally, she had been an urban planner in the Danbury, Conn. region in the sixties and early seventies, and later moved to Manchester, Vt. with her family and was a planner for the Bennington County Regional Commission. She was appointed as asenior policy analyst for the state of Vermont in 1979, working closely with Gov. Richard Snelling until he left office in 1985. Carol was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Ineson, of Manchester, Vt. in 1978 having been married to him for 30 years. She was also predeceased by her sister, Laura C. Holtkamp, and brother-in-law and dear friend, Douglas Holtkamp. She is survived by her second husband, and long time dance partner and friend, Bill Drake of San Antonio, as well as her daughter, Sara Ineson, and son-in-law David Bushee of Shaftsbury, Vt. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and friends who will miss her deeply. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Planned Parenthood of either San Antonio, Texas or Vermont; Mitchell Lake Audubon Society of San Antonio; or the William H. Drake Mathematics Fund at Burr and Burton Academy of Manchester, Vt. Burial will be private and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 25, 2010
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