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Dorothy Juscen Webster


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Dorothy Juscen Webster Obituary
Thousand Oaks, CA. Dorothy Juscen Webster, 88, passed away peacefully with her daughter, Lillian Webster Lennox at her side, on December 1 of complications associated with her long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

She was born December 4, 1927, in Brattleboro, Vermont to Joseph and Lillian (Reome) Juscen. Dorothy lived in Brattleboro throughout her childhood and graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1945. She worked as a secretary at Crosby Milling 15-years; at C.E. Bradley Labs 10-years; and as Office Manager Connecticut General Insurance 7-years. While working at Crosby Milling, she was introduced to George Webster by a friend. George enlisted in the Navy after Dorothy turned down his marriage proposal but she soon regretted her decision, and they were married in 1955 at Saint Michael's Catholic Church.

They bought their first home together on Chapin Street, and raised their only child, Lillian, who was born in 1957, in that same home. The Webster's moved to Monroe, New Hampshire in 1977, when George accepted a promotion from New England Power Company. Their next home was in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, from 1983-1989, where Dorothy began volunteering at the library and public school to help children learn to read.

In 1989, George and Dorothy fulfilled their long-term dream of retiring in Florida by moving to Ft. Myers. She continued to pursue her passion for helping children learn to read, and volunteered in several capacities at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, including the gift and thrift shops with her husband, George. The Webster's made a cross country move to Camarillo, California in 2008 to be near their only child, Lillian Webster Lennox, as Dorothy's health began to decline. She spent her last two years at Compassionate Care Home, in Thousand Oaks, California.

Dorothy enjoyed flower gardening, playing the organ and knitting, but the highlights of her later years were her regular visits with her grandchildren, who eagerly awaited "Mimi's" arrival with her "grandma bag" full of books. All five of her grandchildren attribute their love for reading to her. Although she lived far away from her daughter and grandchildren, they all could count on an annual birthday phone call and rendition of Happy Birthday, sung by George and Dorothy, accompanied by the organ.

Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Lillian Juscen, and by her siblings, Nancy Juscen Goldsmith, and Joseph F. Juscen Jr. She is survived by her devoted husband and best friend of 64 years, George H. Webster; and her sister, Stacia (Juscen) Simmons, of Amesbury, Massachusetts; her only child, Lillian (Webster) Lennox and her husband, Gregory P. Lennox of Thousand Oaks, CA; five grandchildren, Meredith Ann Lennox Chase and her husband Nathan Chase, Emily Luora Mueller-Lennox and her husband Sven-Kristian M ller-Lennox, Natalie Katherine Lennox, Abigail Michel Lennox Hopkins and her husband Steven Hopkins, and Christopher Mateo Lennox, along with two great grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Memorial Mass will be 3:00 pm, Friday, December 16 at Saint Kilian Church, Mission Viejo, California. Rite of Committal will be at Saint Michael's Cemetery, in Brattleboro, Vermont next year.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Dorothy's favorite charity, Guadalupe Center, 509 Hope Circle, Immokalee, FL 34142, "in honor of Dorothy Webster." Guadalupe Center helps children through education, which is exactly what Dorothy enjoyed doing during her lifetime.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Dec. 15, 2016
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