BRISTOL - Doris Y. DeVoid, 81, died Saturday afternoon, June 14, 2014, at the home of her caregiver, Heather Shepard, after a long illness.
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Born May 8, 1933, in Tinmouth, Vt., the daughter of the late James and Susan (Yorke) Coleman, Doris was raised in Proctor by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lorraine after her mother took ill and until her marriage to William J. DeVoid on June 24, 1950.
Doris and her husband started Dorwil Farm in 1961, which they owned and operated until Bill's death on Sept. 13, 1992. They also lost the barn to a fire in 1991 and had it built back. Doris was an all-around farmhand. They also were involved in many farm organizations and took many trips dealing with farming.
Doris was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Home Dem Club. She was a founding member of the Foot of the Mountain Snow Travelers Association and was also a member of the Good Sam's Club. She enjoyed camping and sewing, making her children clothes and her daughters-in-law dresses. Doris also was a member of the 4-H Club and worked at the Addison County Field Days with the 4-H.
She is survived by her children, Ronald DeVoid and wife Laura of Middlebury, David DeVoid and companion Julie Chicoine of Ashville, N.C., Daniel DeVoid and wife Vicki of Mocksville, N.C., and Ricky DeVoid and wife Evva of Salisbury; also by her nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; also by her caregiver, Heather Shepard.
Visiting hours for family and friends will be on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, from 4-7 p.m. at the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, 117 South Main St., Middlebury.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Middlebury United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Klohck officiating.
Burial will be in Westside Cemetery in Salisbury.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753; or to the
Vermont, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.sandersonfuneralservice.com.
Published in Rutland Herald on June 16, 2014