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Donna I. Ayers

1956 - 2013 WARDSBORO Donna I. Ayers, 56, of Wardsboro, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, May 31, 2013.

She was born in Brattleboro on Dec. 15, 1956, the daughter of the late Philip and Louise (Forrest) Rice.

Donna had been a Wardsboro resident for 35 years, previously residing in Wilmington. She was educated in the Wilmington school system, graduating from Wilmington High School.

After graduation, Donna worked at several local stores and restaurants where she enjoyed interacting with people.

Recently, her days have been filled with watching the birds and wildlife off her deck with her family and dog Cocoa. Her greatest and proudest achievement in life was her four children, with whom she loved spending time.

She was predeceased by a sister, Gloria Reiger in 2007, and by her mother-in-law, Anna G. Ayers in 2011.

Donna is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Ayers of Wardsboro; a son, William P. Ayers of Wardsboro; three daughters, Liberty A. Borek and her husband, Louis, of Maryland, Celina G. Ayers of W. Townshend, and Amber A. Ayers and her significant other, William J. Ahearn, also of W. Townshend; a brother, William Rice, and his wife, Cill, of Bennington; a sister, Janice Knapp of Wilmington; her father-in-law, William W. Ayers of Wardsboro; a brother-in-law, Russell A. Ayers; an aunt, Marie Siddell of Wardsboro, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

FUNERAL NOTICE: There will be no calling hours. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at the South Wardsboro First Congregational Church, 33 Cobb Reed Road. Weather permitting, burial will follow at the South Wardsboro Cemetery. Directly after, a reception will be held at the Wardsboro Town Hall.

The KER-WESTERLUND FUNERAL HOME in Brattleboro is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at www.kerwesterlund.com.


Published in Brattleboro Reformer on June 6, 2013
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