Susan Webb

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PLYMOUTH - Susan Webb, 103, died Sept. 9, 2011.

She and her identical twin sister, Harriet, were born Aug. 18, 1908, in Burlington, the daughters of Harry Stinson Howard and Sue Emma Hertz Howard.

She received her B.A. from the University of Vermont and a master's degree in classics from Radcliffe Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

In 1932, she married Kenneth Beals Webb.

Mrs. Webb and her husband founded Farm & Wilderness Camps in Plymouth in 1939. She was director of the girls' camp, Indian Brook, for 30 years. They co-authored several books about summer camping, including "Summer Magic" and "Beyond our Wildest Dreams." Articles she wrote were also published in Parents and American Camping magazines.

Upon retirement, she served in the Vermont State Legislature from 1973 to 1980, chairing the health and welfare and education committees. She also served on the boards of Baird Children's Center, American Friends Service Committee Executive Committee of the New England Regional Office, Vermont Churchwomen United, Adelphi/Vermont, Vermont Council on Social Concerns and U.S. Civil Rights Commission Vermont State Committee.

She helped to establish the Office of Aging in northern Windsor County and was president of Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation Board of Directors in Plymouth.

Survivors include three children, Susan "Sukie" Hammond of D.C., Robert "Rob" Webb of Lincoln, Mass., and Martha "Miki" Webb of Las Cruces, N.M.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Webb was predeceased by her husband in 1984 and her sister in 2004.

The memorial service will be held at a later date in Plymouth.

Memorial contributions may be made to www.farmandwilderness.org.
Published in Rutland Herald on Oct. 2, 2011
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