WINDSOR — A celebration of life will be held in Rutland for family and friends at a later date for Wilma Niven, formerly of Rutland, who died Feb. 25 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor.
She was born Jan. 6, 1927, daughter of Byron and Vida (Whitmore) Fish.
She graduated from Fair Haven High School in 1944 and from Becker College in Worcester, Mass.
She was employed by Springfield Local Telephone Co. and Continental Telephone Co. for 35 years. Wilma was a member of American Legion Aux. Unit 31; Women of the Moose, Chapter 241; and the VFW, Aux. 648.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet Cole of South Pomfret and Jean Pitts of Windsor; two sons, Jerry Swenor and John Swenoir, both of Reading; two stepchildren, Charlene McGovern of Arizona and Rick Niven of Hillsboro, N.H.; one brother, Byron Fish of Charleston; also six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and five nieces.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Niven in 1990; a grandson, Shawn Adams; her former husband, Dwayne Swenor; and two sisters, Doris Provencher of Proctor and Betty York of Rutland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, 289 County Rd., Windsor 05089.
This obituary first appeared in the March 7, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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