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Kathryn Ida Temple

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Kathryn Ida Temple 1918-2008 SHAFTSBURY Kathryn Temple, a longtime resident of Church St. in Shaftsbury, Vt. Died peacefully at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, on August 21, 2008. Kathryn was the daughter of Glen and Hattie Becker Temple of North Bennington, Vt. She was born March 19, 1918. She received her education in North Bennington and she later graduated from Castleton State Teachers College in Vt. In her earlier years, she taught first and second grade in Arlington, Vt. Among her students were Norman Rockwell's children. In her later life, she worked at and owned Wright's Cigar Store in Bennington. In her later years she worked at John McCloud of Wilmington, Vt. Kay was predeceased by her sister Dorothy Temple Martin, who left her 4 young sons whom Kay lovingly raised on her own until adulthood. She is survived by her nephews, Gary Martin and his wife Charlene of Bennington, Gordon Martin and his wife Fonda of Orville, Calif., and Randall Martin who still resided with her at her Church Street residence. Kay was predeceased by her elder nephew, Arnold Martin, Jr. She also leaves several grandnieces and nephews. Kay also leaves two very special young women, who have always been a positive and loving presence in her life, Judy and Jill Pennock. Kay had many, many friends and her home and family were her main interests. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held at Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at the family lot at Grandview Cemetery, North Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 23, 2008
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