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Thelma Hawkins 1928 - 2008 MANCHESTER Thelma "Teddy" Hawkins, 79, died Feb. 18, 2008 at N.Y. University Hospital after a short illness. She was born in West Friendship, Md., and attended the Samuel Ready School for Girls in Baltimore in her early years. "Teddy" attended the University of Maryland and received a bachelor's of science degree in education in 1962. Later she attended The Catholic University where she received a master's degree of science in special education. She began her teaching career at the D.C. Society for Crippled Children in Washington, D.C. Her permanent home was in Montclair, N.J., but she became strongly attracted to Vermont during the 70's and was a frequent seasonal and non-resident visitor to the state. In the early 80's she and her husband purchased a condominium in Bromley Village, thus permitting her fondness for Vermont and it's people to continue to grow through the years. Thelma was a deeply religious person, which started from childhood, and she quickly became a member of the Zion Episcopal Church. She was always active in church functions and became a member of the Altar Guild at the Zion Church and St. John's Chapel. She served as a trustee at St. John's and was a faithful member of the Woman's Bible Study and a long-time member of the Daughters of the King. Continuing to develop new friends and associations, she and her husband purchased a new home in Dorset several years ago. Mrs. Hawkins had many hobbies throughout her life including her favorite, golf, skiing, gardening and traveling. She was a member of the Ekwanok Country Club, The Dorset Field Club and Stratton Mountain. She leaves her husband, Wilton A. Hawkins; a nephew, Tom Duncan of Garrison, N.Y.; a niece, Kathleen Anderson of Reading, Mass.; two grandnieces, Katrina Estrella and Susan LeCain; a grandnephew, Richard LeCain of Boston, Mass., and sister-in-law, Florence Duncan of Pleasant Valley, N.Y. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Memorial service in celebration of her life will be May 28, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Zion Episcopal Church. A reception will follow at the Dorset Inn.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 15, 2008
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