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SOUTH BURLINGTON -- Wesson D. Bolton, 82, died unexpectedly at Fletcher Allen Health Care on Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

He was born in Hardwick on Dec. 30, 1922, the son of the late Raymond B. and Maidene (Walbridge) Bolton. He attended schools in Cabot. Following his high school graduation, he attended UVM and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1944 from Michigan State College.

On Aug. 5, 1945, he married Barbara Yonkman in Coldwater, Mich.

Dr. Bolton had a large animal practice in Cabot for three years prior to moving to Burlington in 1947 when he joined the Department of Animal Pathology in the College of Agriculture at the University of Vermont. Following his retirement in 1986, Wesson spent a number of very enjoyable years as a guide at Shelburne Museum.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Grace Bolton of South Burlington; his four sons, Raymond and his wife Rachella of Bennington, Charles and his wife Suzanne of South Burlington, Brian and John Bolton, both of South Burlington; five grandchildren, Dr. Joanna Bolton Probola and her husband James, Margery Bolton and her fiancé Thomas Hajek, Jason Bolton, Kaetlyn Bolton, and Kendra Bolton; his great granddaughter Katherine Grace Probola; his brother Foster Bolton and wife Lillian of Calif.; his two sisters and their spouses, Margaret and Stanley Moore of Colonie, N.Y., Lyn and David Perrin of Charlotte and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his son, David H. Bolton on April 15, 1995.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, March 31, 2007, at 1 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in Burlington. A private internment service will be in the family lot in Cabot Plains Cemetery, Cabot at a later date. Visiting hours are on Friday 5 to 7 p.m. at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 71 South Union St., Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 37 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 30, 2007
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