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Ola Balch

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Ola Balch

1921 - 2016 HARTLAND, VT Ola J. Balch, 94, of Hartland, VT, formerly of North Walpole, NH, died peacefully on Saturday, January 9, 2016. She was born in Winhall, VT on July 3, 1921. She attended Leland and Gray Seminary in Townshend, VT, and grew up with three siblings on a small family farm where she enjoyed loading and driving the hay wagon. Her father was proud that she could get more hay on a wagon than any hired man could. She held jobs waitressing and housekeeping throughout her adulthood, and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing. She will be remembered for her positive attitude and warm smile. She will be dearly missed by her sister, Joyce Ameden of Bondville, VT, three daughters, Bettina Read of Hartland, VT, Judith Pratt of Alstead, NH and Janette Balch of Rutland, VT. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grand-children with another on the way. She was predeceased by two brothers, Ora Slade and John Slade. SERVICES: A celebration of life will be held at the Hartland Universalist Unitarian Church in Hartland Four Corners on Saturday, February 6 at 11a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Hartland Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 341, Hartland, VT 05048. Messages of condolence may be expressed with the family through an online guestbook by visiting : www.rickerfuneralhome.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Jan. 13, 2016
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