Linda Lee Spence

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Manchester Town Clerk, Linda Lee Spence, 59, a resident of Main Street, passed away Saturday evening June 7, 2014 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Linda was born in Bennington on May 2, 1955, the daughter of Norman Herbert and Mabel Belle (Williams) Thompson and attended local schools.

Linda worked for Hills Court from 1977-1983. Linda began working for the Town of Manchester in 1983, a career that followed as Assistant Town Clerk in August of 1987 and subsequently appointed interim Town Clerk in October of 1996. She then was elected Town Clerk in March of 1997.

Linda graduated from NEMCI&A in August of 1984. She received her CMC in February of 1995, her CVC in September of 1995 and her MMC in August of 2009 and received her Athenian Fellow in May of 2014.

Linda served as President of the Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association from 2000-2002 and received Town Clerk of the Year designation from her Vermont peers in 2003.

Linda represented NEMCI&A and participated in the IIMC committee to grandfather NEMCI&A as exempt from requiring collegiate sponsorship. She also served on the Board of Directors of NEMCI&A, as participant in the IIMC Education Summit II, as a previous IIMC Region One Director and as a member of various committees of IIMC. Linda became the Chair of the Membership Committee of IIMC in May of 2014.

She was also a member of the North East Chevy/GMC Truck Club, Tin Can Tourists, VMCTA, NEACT, National Notory and National Association of Parliamentarians and was a Justice of the Peace.

Linda enjoyed reading, quilting and cooking. She cherished times spent with her family especially her grandchildren. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Linda is survived by her husband Terrel Spence of Manchester Center, children Karli Love and her husband Bryan of Hebron, New York, Kristal Spence of Winhall, Kody Spence of Manchester Center, brother Charles M. Thompson and his wife Joyce of Manchester, Timothy L. Thompson of Bradenton, Florida, sister Beverly Pecor, grandchildren Khloe Lyn Love, Bryce Spence Love, Karter Wayne Spence, and Sahara Elizabeth Spence and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

At Linda's request there will be no formal funeral service. Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening June 12, 2014 from 4-7pm at the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, Park House 340 Recreation Park Road, Manchester Center, Vermont.

If friends desire, memorial gifts in Linda's memory may be made to the Manchester Firefighters Association c/o Brewster & Shea Funeral Service P.O. Box 885 Manchester Center, Vermont 05255. To send the family personal email condolences, please visit

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Brewster & Shea Funeral Home 34 Park Place Manchester Center, Vermont.
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Published in Rutland Herald from June 12 to June 13, 2014
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