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Vevia M. Woodard

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Vevia M. Woodard 1931 - 2008 Boytonville, New York Vevia M. Woodard 77, died Wednesday Oct. 8, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, Vt., after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Vevia was married to her loving husband Calvin Bryson Sr. for 47 years. She was born in Hoosick Falls on July 12, 1931, daughter of Floyd and Emily, Maxon Woodard. She graduated from Hoosick Falls High School. Vevia worked at several area factories including Nancy Shoe, Barclays and the Undergarment, before becoming a full time homemaker. She was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Hoosick Falls. Vevia enjoyed gardening, knitting, crochet and taking care of children. Besides her husband, Calvin, she leaves, her children Arlene Barber, Harvey Wilson, Ruth Schneider Sevianey, Joe, Michael Durkin, Shirley, Reta Crandall, Alex, Russell Bryson, Valerie, Tina Bain, Phillip, and Calvin Bryson Jr., Kaitlyn Petitt, sister Janet Brenenstuhl, Gordon. She was the proud grandmother to 17 grandchildren, and great-grandmother to 12 great-grandchildren, she also leaves several nieces and nephews. Vevia is predeceased by her grandchildren Calvin John Schneider and Sally Ann Schneider. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Saturday Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. from the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen McGovern Memorial fund through the funeral home. Vevia was compassionate about all components of life, whether it be people, animals or plants. She touched many lives and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 10, 2008
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