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Joyce Marie Miner

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Joyce Marie Miner 1949 - 2009 BENNINGTON Joyce Marie Miner, 59, wife of John Miner, died peacefully at her home on Beech Street on Sunday, June 14, 2009, following a courageous battle with cancer. Joyce was born in Bennington on Aug. 28, 1949, daughter the late Herbert A. and Marjorie Woodard McIntire. Joyce grew up in Bennington where she attended local schools, graduating from the first class at Mount Anthony Union High School in 1968. She enjoyed helping others, especially youth level sports, including baseball, football and bowling. She also enjoyed working with and supporting the Veterans. She was a member of the Associates of the Vietnam Veterans, where she served as editor of the local publication for 12 years. She and John were very active in local and state Veterans affairs, especially the Vietnam Veterans. She loved bowling and had been a member of the ladies Green Mountain League. She also liked to spend time fishing. Joyce was an avid NASCAR fan and followed Jeff Gordon for many years until she switched to Jimmie Johnson's team. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her favorite companion was her dog, Hero. Joyce leaves her husband of 37 years, John Miner, whom she married April 22, 1972 in Bennington; sons, Wayne Stevens of Hoosick Falls and Tad Miner of Bennington; a daughter Tammy Wilt of Hoosick Falls; a brother, Gary McIntire of Florida; six grandchildren, Jessica and Chris Stevens, Matthew Wilt, Padriagh, Camron and Johnathan Miner, a great-grandson, Ryan LaPorte, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her sister, Barbara Clairmont. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Wednesday, June 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME with the Rev. Robin Greene officiating. A memorial gathering will follow at the V.F.W. Post 1332 in Bennington. Interment services will be private in Evergreen cemetery in Arlington. Should friends desire, gifts in memory of Joyce may be made to the Bennington Veterans Honor Roll in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201. To send personal e-mail condolences to the family, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 16, 2009
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