WEST WINDSOR — At her request, following cremation, committal services for Venita K. “Pinkie” Webster, 87, a longtime resident of West Windsor, who died peacefully in her sleep at Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor on July 5th, was held July 11 on the family property of the Webster Homestead in West Windsor.
She was born December 3rd, 1924 in Woodstock, VT, the daughter of Frederick and Elnora (Stevens) Kelly.
Venita was sister to John, Lyndon, Priscilla and Jacqueline Kelly, (all deceased) and Ted Kelly, who lives in Bath, ME.
Pinkie attended Woodstock schools and graduated from High School in the Class of 1942. After graduation, she worked as an aide at the Hartford Institute in Hartford, CT. Pinkie married Loren R. “Webby” Webster of Windsor, VT in February of 1943. With “sand in their shoes,” they lived in many places, in Windsor, West Claremont, NH, Florida and South Carolina. They settled in West Windsor in 1951 and lived there for many years.
Pinkie was active in the Eastern Star, PTA, Home Dem, PM Club and VAST (Vermont Association of Snow Travelers). She was among the founders of the West Windsor Volunteer Fire Department and the West Windsor Moonlighter’s snowmobile club. She volunteered extensively in the Fresh Air Program, 4-H programs, West Windsor Hot Lunch Program, and was a US Census taker in 1960.
When Pinkie was in her 50’s, after several years at Goodyear, she studied to become a paralegal and worked several years for Attorney Alexander Evarts in Windsor. She loved music and played piano and several instruments well. Pinkie was a voracious reader and had a notable sense of humor. Pinkie and Webby enjoyed camping and visited every state except Alaska and Hawaii. They shared a love and fascination for antiqueS, most especially clocks, toys and cap guns. Mr. Webster died in 2003.
Pinkie is survived by a son, Richard L. Webster of West Windsor, a daughter, Ann W. Lester and her husband, Shawn of Plainfield, VT, one granddaughter, Emily E. Lester, four grandsons, Spencer P. Webster, Brandon G. Webster, Kurt R. Webster and Corbin M. Webster.
Venita Ann Kelly Webster will be sorely missed.
Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at knightfuneralhomes.com
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This obituary first appeared in the July 12, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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