MONTPELIER - Sharlene Young Gitchell, 67, died Nov. 6, 2012, at Central Vermont Medical Center. Sharlene was born on Nov. 19, 1944, in Brookline, Mass., the daughter of Roger and Ethel Young.
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Sharlene graduated valedictorian, class of 1962, at Lisbon High School in Lisbon, N.H. She went on to Plymouth State University where she obtained an associate's degree in 1964. In 1974, she married James Howard Gitchell of Montpelier.
Sharlene was a devoted wife, mother, and caregiver to her family. She spent years taking care of her husband, James, who lost his battle to cancer in 1986. Thereafter, she dedicated her life to raising her two sons and providing for their future.
Sharlene is survived by her two sons, Ean Carl Gitchell and Cord James Gitchell and his wife, Andrea, as well as three grandsons, Tate, Dane, and Macklin. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives, friends, and caregivers.
Sharlene requested a simple memorial service which will take place in the spring of 2013, at Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 978 Prospect St., Barre, VT 05641.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.
Published in Times Argus on Nov. 17, 2012