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Hilda A. Woodcock

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Hilda A. Woodcock 1936-2008 ARLINGTONHilda A. Woodcock, 72, passed away Saturday Aug. 23 at the Southwestern Vermont medical Center in Bennington. She was born in Sandgate, VT on April 12, 1936, daughter of Carroll and Ethel (Phillips) Smith. She married John Woodcock on Jan. 29, 1955. Mr. Woodcock passed away on Jan. 15, 1996. Hilda worked for Arlington Industries for nearly 40 years until her retirement in May of 2008. She was very close with her Arlington Industries "Family." She was a PGA golf fan. Hilda loved watching FoodTV and reading cookbooks but not cooking. She also enjoyed crocheting, puzzles and word search games. Her greatest love and joy came from the times she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She dearly loved her dog Jake and her cats Mal and Mama Cat. She leaves her three daughters and sons-in-law; Deborah and Daniel Burgess of Shaftsbury, Ginny and Tony Bacon of Sunderland, Helen and Randy Muir of Arlington, her grandchildren; Sarah Bowen, Jennifer King, Raina Burgess, Travis Woodcock, David Muir and Brandon Shortt, her sister Jeanette Woodcock of Arlington, her 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Leon and Donald Smith and 2 sisters, Mildred Conlin and Hazel Leno. Friends may call at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home Arlington Chapel on Wednesday August 27 from 5-8 pm when the family will be in attendance. A service will be held at 7:30 pm that evening with Pastor Kathleen Clark officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions in Hilda's memory be made to either the Arlington Rescue Squad or the Second Chance Animal Shelter c/o Hanson-Walbridge PO Box 528 Arlington, VT 05250. For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 26, 2008
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