HAZEL RUBY WEBSTER PRINDLE - MORRISVILLE - Hazel Ruby Webster Prindle, 89, passed away on Dec. 3, 2013, at The Manor in Morrisville. She was born in Randolph, the second child of Glenn Alfred Webster and Ruby Jeannette Billings Webster. Hazel graduated from the public schools in Randolph. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) and reported for active duty in 1944. While attending the University of Vermont, Hazel met Mark Dean Prindle of Charlotte, and they married in Braintree in 1948. Hazel and Mark operated the Prindle Family Farm until 1968. Hazel was Charlotte Town Clerk and Treasurer from 1974 to 1988. She was appointed to the Vermont Legislature for the Charlotte/Shelburne District, after Mark's death in 1987. Hazel was a member of the Charlotte Congregational Church; Chittenden County, Lamoille County and VT Farm Bureaus; Charlotte Grange; Charlotte Historical Society; VT Historical Society; Shelburne Museum; and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. She served on the Governor's Veteran's Advisory Committee, the VT Town Clerks and Treasurers Association, and on the board for the New England Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association. She belonged to the WAVES National Unit #113, The Green Mt. Girls. Hazel was predeceased by her parents; husband, Mark Prindle; half brother, Paul Webster; and half sister, Helen Wakefield. Survivors include her brother, Fred Webster; daughters, Marcia (Roy) Marble, and Diane Lamore; son, M. Dean (Suzy) Prindle; grand- children, Ross (Patty), and Mathew Marble (friend Ashley), Brian (Sharon), Brace, and Adam Lamore, Sydney and Emily Prindle; three great-grand- daughters; cousins, nieces and nephews. Interment will be later at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to: Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA), Dept. 560, Washington, DC 20042-0560; the Charlotte Congregational Church - Church Building Fund, PO Box 12, Charlotte, VT 05445; or the Lund Family Center, PO Box 4009, Burlington, VT 054064009.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Dec. 5, 2013