CAROLE ESTHER (STETSON) SPAULDING - SOUTH BURLINGTON - Carole Esther (Stetson) Spaulding died on June 26, 2014, at home. Carole was born in 1919 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the only child of Charles Norris Stetson and Esther Anna Nelson, both of Greenfield, Massa. The first seven years of her childhood were spent in Canada while her father was an agricultural consultant, leaving in 1926 to become manager of Southern Acres, at Shelburne Farms, under the direction of J. Watson Webb. Later, during the depression and into the '70s her family owned and operated East O' Lake. Her education started at Adams School and continued in a one room school in South Burlington. Graduation followed in 1936 from Burlington High School, and she graduated from UVM in 1941 with a B.A. in Commerce and Economics. Carole was a member of Delta Delta Delta and is currently President of the class of 1941. After graduation, she worked for Socony Vacuum Oil in Springfield, Mass., 1941-1943. On Aug. 6, 1943, she married Albert "Bud" Clark Spaulding III, UVM 1938 (Lt. Colonel USA RET), who was stationed at Camp Stuart, Ga. A year and a half was spent traveling army base to army base until the call came to report overseas. During the war, Carole volunteered at Mary Fletcher Hospital as a nurses' aid and a Red Cross Gray Lady. She was also a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, PTA member, volunteered at Fletcher Free Library and Fletcher Allen Health Care's Replays. She was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church, honorary member and past president of the Klifa Club, a founding member of the Burlington Tennis Club and the Dow Janes Investment Club. In addition, she was a member of the FAHC Auxiliary, Burlington Garden Club, Chittenden County Historical Society, Champlain Valley National Railway Society, a member of the UVM Alumni Association, and her treasured Bridge Club. She was employed by the Burlington School system as an administrative assistant to the Principal at Adams and Ira Allen Schools. Retirement for Carole and Bud consisted of traveling by rail via the California Zephyr, the Starlight Express up the west coast, and then Canadian Pacific home. They also visited various countries overseas, and camped at Colchester Point. She is survived by her daughters, Stephanie and partner, Jayne Sheridan, and Priscilla Maddocks and her husband, Don. Also surviving are grandchildren, Megan and Chris Kamm, Elizabeth and Steve Hadaway, and Charles and Betsy Maddocks; and three great-grandchildren, Lucy and Alyssa Kamm, and William Hadaway. Bud predeceased her in 2005. We are grateful for the overwhelming kindness shown to Carole by the staff at Allenwood, Dr. Karen Sokol, the VNA Hospice and Gina Estrada, and Home Instead. A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Jericho. Corbin and Palmer is in charge of arrangements. Donations in Carole's memory may be made to the UVM Scholarship Fund, 411 Main St., Burlington, VT 05401. Please, no flowers.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on June 27, 2014