SHARON — There will be no public calling hours. A graveside memorial service was held on July 6 at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Sharon for April Mae Dyer, 35, who died unexpectedly on June 28 in Woodstock.
She was born Dec. 6, 1978 in Hanover, New Hampshire, daughter of Leslie and Peggy (Cameron) Dyer.
She attended school at Sharon Elementary and Hartford High School where she graduated in 1996. For many years April ran a child daycare at her home. She loved children of all ages. This past year she was a pre-kindergarten teacher at the Sharon Elementary School.
April loved spending time with her son, Kalob and her soulmate of the last 18 years, Clifford Wheeler. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, music, visiting with friends and family, and caring for her animals, just to name a few of her passions. Her loving and caring spirit can be seen today in the many children she cared for after birth to the fine young adults we are surrounded by today.
She is survived by her father, Leslie Dyer of South Royalton; her mother and step-father, Peggy and Joe Willis of Sharon; grandmother, Joyce Dyer of Sharon; five sisters, Anne Holloway of Orford, New Hampshire, Karrie Longley of North Pomfret, Renee Arthur of Bristol, Connecticut, Penny Gomez of St. Cloud, Florida and Sarah Willis of North Hartland; two brothers, Joseph Willis Jr. of Ansonia, Connecticut, and William Willis of Corinth; her God-children, Olivia and Jacob Adams; nieces and nephews, Kyle, Kaylee and Brooke Longley, Logan and Devanne Defelice; her best friend that was like her sister, Crystal Hilliker of West Hartford; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Her dogs Bella Rose and Duke meant the world to her.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com.
This obituary first appeared in the July 10, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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