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Edith Beaumont

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BENNINGTON -- Edie Beaumont, wife of the late Thomas K. Beaumont, former resident of River Street, Hoosick Falls, N.Y., passed away Aug. 22, 2007.

Born in Hoosick Falls Dec. 30, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Carrie Gigel Lester. She was a graduate of Hoosick Falls High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Beaumont were married at the Hoosick Falls First Baptist Church Oct. 16, 1948.

During World War II, Edie worked at various manufacturing plants in Hoosick Falls. She later worked as a reporter for the Bennington Banner for 16 years. She then worked as a salesperson for Octagon Real Estate in Hoosick Falls.

Edie was an active member of the First Baptist Church and sang in the choir, a charter member and past president of the of the Hoosick Falls Elks Ladies Auxiliary, a chairperson for the Fresh Air program, cofounder of the Grandma Moses Schoolhouse Museum in Eagle Bridge, N.Y., a charter member (and one of the organizers) and past president of the Hoosick Township Historical Society and director of the Louis Miller Museum and a member of the Board of the Reynold’s Recreation and Community Development Foundation.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Beaumont was predeceased by two brothers, Clayton Lester of Springfield, and Kenneth Lester of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and one sister, Mabel Smith of Hoosick Falls.

Survivors include two sons, Robert and his wife Debra of Canon City, Colo., Paul and his wife Julie of Bennington; five grandchildren, Margo and Nicholas Beaumont of Canon City, Jenna, Jillian and Jessica Beaumont of Bennington; a sister, Bernice Lester Davis of Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Hoosick Falls Baptist Church, at 1 p.m. with a gathering following the service at the church hall. Internment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Should friends desire, contributions in Edie’s memory may be made to Second Chance Animal Shelter of Shaftsbury or to a charity of one’s choice.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 23, 2007
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