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Wayne Rowell

1925 - 2014 WILMINGTON Wayne D. Rowell, 89, a resident of East Main Street died Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014 at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health. The son of Glenn E. and Bernice S. (McCorrison) Rowell, he was born on the family farm in Tunbridge on May 5, 1925. Following graduation from Rutland High School he entered the United States Army where he served in the Pacific and Eurpoeon Theatres, he was honorably discharged when World War II was officially declared over. Wayne was married in Randolph on Sept. 3, 1946 to the former Genevieve Rhoades. He began his career as a farmer on the family farm in Tunbridge operating it for 10 years before becoming a Vermont State Game Warden. With his new career he was assigned to Southern Vt., settling in Wilmington. He and Genevieve bought a home and continued raising their family. His career as a Game Warden extended to over 32 years. He was extremely active in his community serving as The Town of Wilmington Moderator, member of the Planning Commission, member of the Deerfield Valley Sportsmans Club, life member of the NRA, member of American Legion Post in Brattleboro, Past Master of Social Lodge F&AM in Wilmington, Past District Deputy Grandmaster #8 and Order of the Eastern Star Mayflower Chapter. On the state level he was a member of the bargaining Unit of The VT State Employees Association and Vermont Fish and Game Board. As a member of the Green Mountain Fly Wheels, he enjoyed working with antique gas engines. He and his wife were avid campers and traveled throughout the United States, he was a member of the Holiday Ramblers Assn., National Camping Assn. and Family Motor Coach Assn.. He leaves his wife of 68 years, Genevieve Rowell of Wilmington, sons, Richard Rowell and wife, Sandra of Gardendale, Ala.- their children, David and Michael Rowell, Steven Rowell and wife, Janet of Brattleboro- their children, Christopher Rowell and Laura Paice, Robert Rowell and wife, Susan of Newfane- their children, Alison Stringham and Flint Rowell, daughters, Helen Short and husband, Frank of St. Albans- their children, Rachael and Lucas Short, Mary O'Brien and husband, Joel of Randolph-their son, Michael O'Brien and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, John C. Rowell and sister, Gail Robertson. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Saturday Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. at the COVEY ALLEN SHEA FUNERAL HOME with the Reverend L. Douglas LaPlante officiating, Masonic funeral rites will be held during this time. Burial with military honors will take place in the Riverview Cemetery. Following the cemetery services the family invites everyone to join them for a memorial reception at the Wilmington Baptist Church hall. Friends may call at the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. when the family will be present. The family asks that flowers be omitted, for those who desire, memorial gifts may be made to the Town of Wilmington Town Nurse Program in care of Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send condolences visit:www.sheafuneralhomes.com


Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 2, 2014
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