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Laurel Stenson 1919-2012 BENNINGTON Laurel Stenson, 93, a resident of the Center for Living and Rehabilitation at the Southwestern Regional Hospital died June 19, 2012. Born in Readsboro, Vt., on February 23, 1919, she was one of eight children born to Edwin and Alice (Carr) Beaton, she grew up in Readsboro and Whiting ham. She attended schools in Whitingham and graduated from Whitingham High School. She married her late husband of 43 years, Eric A. Stenson, on December 16, 1941. She joined her husband at Fort Meade, Maryland following her husband's overseas service in World War II where she employed by the Department of the Army. Following the war, she and her husband made their home in Wilmington where she lived until 2006. In 2006 she moved to Bennington, where she lived at The Village of Filmore Pond until January of this year. Mrs. Stenson was a long time employee of Deertield Valley Supply in Wilmington where she worked until she was well in her seventies. She was a long time member of the Wilmington Baptist Church and was active in the Mayflower Order of the Eastern Star where she held several offices included Worthy Matron. Mrs. Stenson enjoyed many hobbies including sewing, crafts, and reading. For many years she was active in league bowling. She leaves three sons, Eric Stenson (Brenda) of Lyndonville, Vt., Kurt Stenson (Karen) of Jacksonville, Vt., and Kim Stenson (Kathy), of Blythewood, S.C., six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Stenson was the last of her family and was predeceased by three brothers, Clinton, Lester, and Kenneth Beaton, and four sisters, Josephine Ballou, Margaret Adamcyck, Grace Watt, and Norma Davis. FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday June 23 at 11 a.m. at the family lot in Riverview Cemetery with Reverend Douglas LaPlante, pastor of the Wilmington Baptist Church officiating. Order of the Eastern Star services will be conducted by members of Mayflower Chapter # 19. Memorial gifts may be made in her memory to the Wilmington Historical Society in care of the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send personal e-mail condolences to her family, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner on June 21, 2012
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