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Verna E. Jostrand

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BENNINGTON -- Verna Elizabeth Jostrand, 99, of Bennington and formerly East Norwalk, Conn., died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at Centers of Living and Rehabilitation after a brief illness. She lived in Woodford before moving to Rivers Edge Community Care Home where she has resided for the past eight years. She was born in East Norwalk, Conn., on Oct. 17, 1907, the daughter of Howard and Lillian Fox Beers.

She lived there most of her life until 1990 when she moved to Vermont with her son and daughter-in-law.

She is predeceased by her husband, Gunnar; sons, Theodore and Robert; and her sister, Frances Beers.

Survivors include her sister, Iva (Beers) Purdy; nephews Fred, David and his wife, Shirley and their children Elizabeth and Matthew and his wife, Judytte; Daughter-in-law, Mary Jostrand; grandson, Eric Gunnar and his wife, Cimberley; great-granddaughters Kellie Wheeler and her husband, Michael, Shannon Nasser and her husband, Jacob; great-great granddaughters Maya G. Wheeler and Ava V. Nasser and great-great grandson Isaac A. Wheeler and many friends.

She retired from C.R. Gibson Co. (Sunday School Dept.) in Norwalk , Conn., many years ago.

She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in East Norwalk, Conn., until moving to Vermont in 1990. Then she was affiliated with St. Mary’s in the Mountains in Wilmington and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington.

Bouton Funeral Home in Georgetown, Conn., is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours and interment will be at the convenience of the family at Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk, Conn. In lieu of flowers, send donations to either St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington, St. Mary’s in the Mountains in Wilmington, or Christ Episcopal Church in East Norwalk, Conn.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 20, 2006
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