SHARON — A memorial funeral service for C. Christina Nelson, 72, who died Oct. 28, 2011 at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor were held Nov. 4 at the Ascutney Chapel of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bishop Bernie Ferland officiated. There are no calling hours.
She was born in Hanover, N.H., on April 11, 1939, the daughter of Maurice L. and Sirkk (Kiovuluhta) Bugbee.
She attended school in Randolph and graduated in 1957 from Braintree-Randolph High School. She later graduated in 1962 from Framingham State College in Framingham, Mass.
On June 23, 1962, she married Bruce C. Nelson. They lived in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Missouri. They were divorced in 1985.
For many years she taught Home Economics at Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, N.H., and South Royalton High School in South Royalton. She also worked for Barbara Corwin of South Royalton making drapes. She eventually started her own business, doing alterations, making drapes, slipcovers, pillows, etc.
She was a member of the Ascutney Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she hade been ward music coordinator, primary pianist, ward organist and Relief Society Committee member. She was also a member of the Freelance Family Singers of Woodstock.
She enjoyed sewing, spending time with her grandkids, cooking, writing children’s books and the ocean.
She is survived by two daughters, Heidi Gilman of Sharon and April Nelson of Strafford; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Sylvia Bugbee of Shelburne and Sandra Cutler of Brookfield; two nephews and several cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to either: Freelance Family Singers, c/o Ellen Satterthwaite, 35 Stimetz Rd., Apt. 2, Woodstock, 05091 or a local food shelf of one’s choice.
The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home, Main Street, Chelsea is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary first appeared in the Novmember 3rd print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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