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Dorothy Elmer

EAST MIDDLEBURY -- Dorothy A. Elmer, 77, of East Middlebury, died unexpectedly at her home on July 2, 2005.

She was born in Bennington on Nov.28, 1927, the daughter of the late Harold and Ruth (Young) Elmer.

As a graduate of the University of Vermont with two degrees in education and English literature, she taught at the high school level until her retirement in 1989. Having achieved three Fulbright Awards early in her career, Dorothy also spent several years teaching in Germany.

Dorothy was an active member of the East Middlebury Methodist Church, as organist and choir director, and was involved in a host of other activities, with great interest in the arts for all seasons.

She is survived by her brother, Donald Elmer and his wife Barbara of Newtown, Conn; a niece Sara Elmer of Boston; and a nephew, Todd Elmer of Santa Fe, N.M.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the Middlebury United Methodist Church in Middlebury. The Rev. Jill Robinson will officiate. Interment will follow in Weybridge Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Sanderson Funeral Home in Middlebury, under the direction of Diane Bryant.

Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to the East Middlebury Methodist Church, c/o Jill Robinson, 47 N. Pleasant Street, Middlebury, VT 05753, the American Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495, or the American Cancer Society, 150 Kennedy Drive, S. Burlington, VT 05403.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 9, 2005
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