Beatrice Gibbs Obituary

June 6, 2012

in News,Obituaries

WINDSOR — Funeral services for Beatrice M. “Bea” Gibbs, 77, who died May 29, 2012, at her home were held June 6 at Old South Congregational Church in Windsor. Rev. Amanda Lape-Freeberg, pastor, officiated and followed by burial in Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor and then a reception back at the church hall.
She was born March 11, 1935, in Taftsville the daughter of Morris Wayne and Flossie (Gibbs) Burnham; she attended school in Pepperell, Mass., and Hollis, N.H.
She married Lyman A. “Gibby” Biggs in West Hartford on Feb. 27, 1958. Mr. Gibbs died in 1992.
Mrs. Gibbs was employed at the former Dewey Country Woolens in Quechee for several years and later the Davis Home in Windsor. She most recently worked as a store clerk at Price chopper in Windsor for 20 years until retiring in 2010.
She was a past president of Windsor Emblem Club and Vermont State Association of Emblem Clubs, as well as a member of Bellows Falls Emblem Club and Windsor American Legion Post #25 Auxiliary.
She enjoyed flower gardening, sewing, cooking, crafts and jigsaw puzzles.
Survivors include six children, Marvin Pritchard of Danville, Thomas Gibbs of Ascuenty, Elizabeth “Liz” Walker of Baltimore, Margaret May of Harrison, Maine, Barbara Burnham of Hartland and Karlene Gibbs of Manchester, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandciodren; four siblings, Wayne of Hartland, Thomas of Claremont, N.H., and Ralph Burnham of Windsor and Marie Edwards of Cornish, N.H.; several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Gibbs was also predeceased by two children, Norman Gibbs and Margaret Pritchard; a sister, Shirley Kibling; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vermont State Association of Emblem Clubs, to be used for scholarships in care of Elizabeth A. Walker, 870 Baltimore Road, Baltimore, 05143; or The Current by Connecticut River Transit, to be used to transport dialysis patients to appointments, in care of Catherine Bullock, 706 Rockingham Road, Rockingham, 05101.
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