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Obituaries 7-22-08

Sarrah Anne Ogilvie

Bristol- Sarrah Anne Ogilvie, age 30, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at her home in Bristol, VT.

    Sarrah was born in Middlebury, VT April 1, 1978, the daughter of Patricia (Lilly) Ogilvie and the late James "Scott" Ogilvie.

    She was a loyal sister, daughter and friend and a fiercely devoted mother to her two young children.

    She was an academic scholar throughout her life, with a quick wit and uncanny sense of humor. She played the clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone and piano. She also sang with the Addison County Youth Chorus. Music was a constant part of her life.

    Sarrah would consider her greatest accomplishment in life to be the birth and life of her two beautiful children, Andrew, age 5, and Bethany, age 3. She was a fierce champion for her beautiful son, Andrew, and fought for his special needs on every front with dogged determination. Her pride in her babies was the core of her existence.

    As a daughter, Sarrah was always there and ready to be of help when her mother was in need. The Verizon Wireless Company got their money's worth in all her calls to her mom, friends and family.

    As a sister and aunt, she was unsurpassed in her ability to "spoil" her nieces and nephew to their extreme delight which made a visit to "Auntie Sarrah's" a special adventure.

    If you were one of the fortunate ones to have Sarrah as a friend, her loyalty was unsurpassed. If you were in need, she would give of her heart without thinking of her own needs.

    Sarrah was a long-time employee of PaPa Nick's Restaurant in Hinesburg and leaves behind many special friends and loyal patrons.

    Sarrah is survived by two children, Andrew and Bethany, the loving father of her children, Eric Bresnick and his two children, Dylan and Taylor, her mother, Patricia Ogilvie, her sister, Heather and husband Aaron, nieces, Ava and Gracie, and nephew Oliver Sprigg. Extended family include Grandmother Margaret Schake of Bellingham, MN, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Close friend and room-mate, Jessica Brown and daughter Kylie, her life-long devoted friends, Annie Benny, Linnea Leaystrom, Bridgette Hammond, Ryan Huestis, and many more will continue to grieve her loss.

   . Services were  held on Friday, July 18, 2008  at Assembly of God Christian Center on Route 7, Vergennes, VT.  A reception will follow at the church.

    Donations to help with memorial costs and needs of the young children may be sent to the National Bank of Middlebury, Ogilvie-Bresnick Family Fund, Main Street, Bristol, VT .

Irene P. Mignault

Vergennes- Irene P. Mignault, 90 passed away Friday July 11, 2008 at Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.

    She was born March 11, 1918 in Newport, NH the daughter of Louis and Mary Ano Terrian.

    She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes.

    Irene is survived by a niece Viola White of Newport, NH; two nephews Richard Doxter of Newport, NH; Alfred Doxter of Sunapee, NH; numerous great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her nephew Leo Doxter.

    Special thanks to Peter Cousino and Gail Bushey, and staff at Addison County Home Health & Hospice, Project Independence, and Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.

    A graveside service was held  on Wednesday July 16th at St. Patrick Cemetery in Newport, NH.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Project Independence, 112 Exchange St., Middlebury, VT 05753.

Pearl E. Yantz

Vergennes- Pearl E. Yantz, 84, went to be with the Lord July 18th, 2008 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

    She was born November 23rd, 1923 in Ferrisburgh, the daughter of Henry “Blondie” and Mildred Brittell Danyow.

    She was a member of the Assembly of God Christian Center in Vergennes.  Her favorite activities were gardening, spending time with her family, playing the organ and involving  herself with church activities, and traveling, especially her trip to Israel in 1977.

    Pearl is survived by her husband Douglas W. Yantz, Sr. of Vergennes; five children, Jackie and her husband Alan Steadman of Vergennes; Laura and her husband E. Patrick Burke of Proctor; Douglas W. Yantz, Jr. of Vergennes; William “Bill” Yantz and wife Debbie of Brentwood, TN; Sally and her husband Jim Freidhof of Williston; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; a sister Ruth LaFlam of Vergennes; a brother George Danyow of Southwick, MA; several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday July 22nd at Assembly of God Christian Center in Vergennes.  Friends may call at Assembly of God Christian Center on Monday July 21st from 6 to 8 p.m.

 


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