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Gideon K. Webster BENNINGTON Gideon K. Webster, 41, years old, died suddenly on December 23, 2010, in Bennington, Vt., while working at his job as a department manger at Wal-Mart. Born in Taunton, son of Thomas and Rebecca "Becky" (Babbitt) Webster of Dighton. Gideon was a graduate of Dighton-Rehoboth High School class of 1987 and a cum laude graduate of Bridgewater State College class of 1991 with a BS in Education. As a youth he worked for the Araujo Farm, in Dighton, as a farm hand. He worked at Wal-Mart in Raynham before being asked to become a department manager in a new Wal-Mart in Bennington, VT., years ago. At the age of 14 he became an Eagle Scout from Troop 45 in Dighton. He enjoyed music, history, being outdoors and was exceptionally good at playing Trival Pursuit. Gid had been a resident of Rowe, Mass., for the past 16 years. Besides his parents of Dighton he is survived by his son, Ian James Kilgour Webster and his mother Diane Mead of Bennington, Vt. He is the nephew of Roberta and Ronald Reynolds of Bridgewater and John McNair of Mansfield and the late Penny McNair and Joyce Hauck. He is the cousin of Douglass and Geoffrey Reynolds and Robert McNair. FUNERAL NOTICE: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service in the West Dighton Christian Church, cor of Wellington and Horton Streets, Dighton, Mass., on Saturday January 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. Gideon's family will be receiving friends in the Church from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. A time of fellowship will follow the service. Interment will be in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gideon's memory may be made, for the benefit of his son. Checks may be written to Ian James Webster or Diane Mead and sent to Bank of Bennington, 155 North Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Arrangements by the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. Taunton, MA. To light a candle, get directions or to access the memorial register go to www.hathawayfunerals.com. A celebration of life memorial will also be held for Gideon on Wednesday January 12th at the Bennington Elks Lodge on Washington Avenue in Bennington Vermont from 6 to 8 p.m.

Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 7, 2011
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