Alfred L. Lanphear

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HARDWICK - Alfred Lawrence Lanphear, 83, of Hardwick, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

He was born Feb. 5, 1929, in Craftsbury, the son of the late Albert and Elsie (Sheltra) Lanphear. He attended Walden and Mackville public schools.

On Aug. 26, 1947, he married Beulah Margaret Hood in Hardwick.

In 1952, he entered the U.S. Army. He served in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1954.

He purchased a dairy farm, which he operated until 1972. He built the Hardwick Fire House in 1972. He retired in 2004.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9653 in Morrisville, a member of the American Legion Post 7 of Hardwick, and past member and president of the Hardwick Kiwanis. He served on the Hardwick Select Board and was Hardwick town manager.

He enjoyed deer hunting, all animals and sports.

Survivors include his wife; three children, Stanley Lanphear, of Barre, Kevin Lanphear, of Jericho, and Lorelei Weaver, of Haddam, Conn.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven siblings, Dale Lanphear, of Durham, N.C., Sybil Ainsworth, of Hardwick, Jeanette Neis, of Feeding Hills, Mass., Ruth Lamell, Gloria Godfrey, Dorothy Spaulding and Marion Houghton, all of Morrisville; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a granddaughter and four siblings, Wayne Lanphear, Richard Lanphear, Verlie Tillotson and Francese Cochran.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Northern Vermont Funeral Home, 60 Elm St. in Hardwick.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Hope Community Church in South Walden. Burial will follow in the Sanborn Cemetery in East Hardwick with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, PO Box 38, Lake Elmore, VT 05657 or to the of Vermont, 372 Hurricane Lane, Suite 101, Williston, VT 05495.
Published in Times Argus on Aug. 7, 2012
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