WHITE RIVER JCT. — Funeral services for Amos C. Ticehurst, 89, who died Feb. 4, 2012 at the Brookside Nursing Home, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, was held Feb. 8 at the White River United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Hartford Cemetery.
He was born on April 3, 1922 in St. Johnsbury, son of Vernon B. and Winifred (Clark) Ticehurse.
He attended St. Johnsbury schools, leaving school before graduation to enlist in the US Army Air Corps. He served during World War II from 1942 through Jan. 1946 in the China-Burma-India Theater. He earned his GED upon his return. Upon his discharge form the service he obtained a commercial pilot’s license, which he held for many years.
Amos married Barbara Leithead of St. Johnsbury, while serving with the Air Corps in South Carolina on Feb. 5, 1943.
IN 1957, he began employment with New England Telephone, moving the small family to White River Junction where they have lived since. Amos retired in 1984 and the Ticehurst’s have spent most of their winters in Surprise, Ariz., since 1988.
Amos was a member of United Brethren Lodge 21 F. & A.M., Windsor Council 7, R. & SM., Order of the High Priesthood, Royal Arch, Mt. Sinai Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., Forest-Unity Chapter 82 O.E.S., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2571, Vermont Commander 4 Knights Templar and The Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of White River Jct., serving as a trustee for many years until his death.
Along with his wife of 68 years, Amos leaves behind his children; a daughter, Cynthia, and her husband, Philip Gates of South Royalton, and their sons, Scott and Ian; a daughter, Deborah and her husband, Thomas Franklin of White River Jct., their daughter, Amy and her husband, Carl Hall; and great grandson, Matthew Amos; a son, Eric and his wife Rachel of West Lebanon, N.H. and their children, Elizabeth and Ethan.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, 107 Gates Street, White River Jct., 05001.
Condolences may be expressed in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
This obituary first appeared in the February 9th print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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