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Yvonne Hager Jillson

1919-2016 Yvonne Hager Jillson, 96, of St. Cloud, Florida, formerly of Whitingham, VT., died peacefully at her home in Florida on February 16, 2016. She was born June 29, 1919, in Jacksonville, VT. to Fordyce and Edna Hager. She graduated Valedictorian 1936 at Whitingham High School. She attended U.V.M. in Burlington, VT. and transferred to Simmons College in Boston, MA., where she studied Home Economics and Dietetics. She was married to Carl W. Jillson, Jr. on Oct. 6, 1939. He predeceased her on Dec. 2, 2000 after 61 years of marriage. She and Carl owned the Jillson Brothers Store and then Sadawga Springs Antiques. She became Whitingham postmaster, a post she held for 31 years. She was a Girl Scout and 4-H leader, a founding member of The Whitingham Historical Society, and helped form the "85 and Older" Club. She served on the school board, The Board of Elders, and played piano for services and The Old Homeweek Shows. She and Carl retired to Florida where she was involved with NAPO, NARFE, Garden Club, and The Alligator Lake Chain Group. When Carl died, she became a volunteer at St. Cloud Hospital and joined the "Golden Girls", a widows support group. Survivors include a sister, Madeline Burnett, son, Carl W. Jillson, 3rd, daughters, Ann J. Butterfield, and Jean H. Davies, six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren, two nieces and three nephews. A brother, Donald died in 1980. There will be a celebration of life at The Community Church of Whitingham, April 23, 2016 at 2pm. Should there be donations, please remember The Whitingham Historical Society at Box 125 Jacksonville, VT., 05342
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Mar. 9, 2016
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