DOROTHY B. JOSLYN MORRISVILLE - Dorothy B. Joslyn, 93, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 5, 1917 in Portland, ME, the daughter of Lucius and Mary Nash Barker. The family moved to Union, ME when Dot was five. She was valedictorian of the Union High School Class of 1935. Dot continued her education at Nasson College in Springvale, ME. Upon graduation in 1939 she moved to Waitsfield, Vt. to start her teaching career at Waitsfield High School. Soon after arriving there she met her husband, Malcolm (Mac) at a corn roast, and they were married on July 20, 1940. They celebrated over 67 years of marriage. Dot taught home economics at Lamoille Central Academy in Hyde Park for a short time and then for 26 years at Peoples Academy in Morrisville, retiring in 1982. Upon retirement she assisted Mac in their maple sugaring business. They also enjoyed traveling to many destinations. Dot was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm; her daughter, Donna West; her parents; a sister, Ruth; and brother, Edgar. She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Diane and Roger Cass of Rochester, N.Y., Clara and Garth Peterson of South Burlington, and Rae Marie and John Scukanec of Vancouver, Wash., and Donna's husand, Robert West of Elmore; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grand- children; two former sonsin-law, Edward Reiman and David Stancliff. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Elmore United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the White-Fiess Funeral Home, 165 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. Interment will be in the Lake Elmore Cemetery following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elmore United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 181 Lake Elmore, VT 05657 or to a memorial scholarship in memory of Dorothy Joslyn, Peoples Academy General Scholarship Fund c/o LSSU, P.O. Box 340, Morrisville, VT 05661.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Nov. 8, 2010