WINDSOR – A memorial service for Elizabeth Johnson-Biron, 73, who died Sept. 27, 2010 at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. in the West Lebanon Cemetery in West Lebanon, N.H. Rev. Rene Butler, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor, will officiate. At her request, following cremation, her remains will be interred with her beloved dog “Corky.”
She was born Jan. 10, 1937 in Hanover, N.H., the daughter of Roderick and Bernice (Campbell) Thurston.
She received her schooling in Burlington and attended nursing school.
She married Alan Johnson and they were later divorced. She married Antonio Biron and they were later divorced.
She and her family resided in Tucson, Ariz., for several years where she worked as a seamstress and later in Wichita, Kan. where she was employed at Beech Aircraft. They returned to Vermont in 1979. She had been employed as a nurse’s aide at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor for over 30 years before her retirement.
Elizabeth enjoyed crafts. She was a loyal friend to many. She loved her pets. She was a foster mother to many in Vermont for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Peter Johnson and Roderick Johnson, both of Windsor; two daughters, Penny Herschel of Brownsville and Judy Kingsley of White River Jct.; five grand-children, Richard, Kelly, Kayla, Hailey and Meranda; two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Kacey; one brother, James Thurston of White River Jct.; and two sisters, Joyce Braley of Windsor and Pat Rondeau of Plainfield, N.H.; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one brother, John Thurston; and one sister, Charlene Eldridge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center at 289 County Road, Windsor, 05089.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor assisted with arrangements.
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