BARNARD — Private graveside services for Verna Louise Porter, 98, a lifelong Barnard resident, who died March 25, 2012 at her home, will be held at Silver Lake Cemetery in Barnard, at a later date. There are no calling hours.
Louise (as she was known) was born Feb. 27, 1914 in Royalton, the daughter of John and Arlene (Stickney) Johnstone.
Verna attended Barnard and Royalton schools.
She was married to Leon R. Porter in 1932. Mr. Porter died in 1985.
In earlier years she had worked at Van Raalte in Randolph, Carter and Churchill in Lebanon and Ethan Allen in Randolph, until retiring in 1977.
She was a member of Silver Lake Chapel where she had been a Sunday School teacher and was a former member of the Silver Lake Grange and the Silver Lake Progressive Club.
Verna enjoyed gardening, reading, playing the piano and church activities.
Survivors include a son, Wayland Porter of Barnard; a daughter, Carol Johnson of Barnard; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband she was predeceased by two brothers, Maurice and Merle Johnstone; and three sisters, Vera Flint, Ruth Porter and Inez Hull.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Barnard Volunteer Fire Dept. and First Responders, 6220 VT RT 12, Barnard, VT 05031.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.
Private online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com
This obituary first appeared in the March 29, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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