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Obituaries 3-14-17

Richard Eugene Evans

Richard Eugene Evans (Dick) passed into glory on March 7, 2017, surrounded by family at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was there with hopes of participating in a clinical trial that would eradicate his lymphoma, but he ultimately chose heaven. Heaven’s choir has gained a tenor.
    Dick was born on November 4, 1946 in Marion, Indiana, to John and Anne (Lantz) Evans. Dick fell in love with Vermont when visiting on a camping trip in 1968, and some of his greatest pleasures were summer boat rides and downhill skiing in wintertime. He was a member of the Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church and was known for his tireless servitude.  He graduated from Ball State Teachers College in 1968 and began farming shortly after he moved to Addison, where he raised veal calves from 1972 until 2007.
    He was preceded in death by Donna (Roberts), the mother of his children, and Mary (Smith). He is survived by his wife Marilyn (Van Wyck-Van De Weert), his daughters Edye and husband Rick Kuyper, and Marti and fiancé Bill Niedringhaus, and grandchildren Ellyn, Eddy and Willy. He is also survived by his brother John and wife Ellen Evans, sister Elizabeth and husband Bob Kuyper, and by Marilyn’s children Jason Van De Weert, Kelli and Josh Dubois, Kevin Van De Weert,  Travis and  Kara Van De Weert, and Sherilyn Van  De Weert, and grandchildren, Ryley, Zeke, Quin, Gauge, Braxton, and  Axle.
   Services were held at the Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church in Vergennes, on Saturday, March 11. Memorial contributions can be made to the Champlain Valley Christian School, 2 Church St., Vergennes, VT 05491.


Linda J. Meacham

Vergennes - Linda J. Meacham, 55, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
     She was born December 1, 1961 in Clinton, MA the daughter of Charles and Helen (Hubbard) Gizzonio.She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her children and grandchildren.Linda is survived by three children James Meacham Jr. and wife Tonya, Tanya Lawrence, and Eric Meacham and wife Heather; nine grandchildren, Tyrell, Hunter, Ashton, Chanyiah, J.C., Kelsy, Savannah, Sally May, and William; her father Charles (Carlo); step mother Donna Beirholm; three sisters Diane, Jo, and Elaine; two brothers Anthony and Michael; two step sisters Tammy Lattrell and Kim Gizzonio; two step brothers Carl and David Beirholm; several nieces and nephews. A special friend Pam Cross.
    Predeceased by her mother Helen, a brother Charles Jr., step father Jack and her true love James Meacham Sr.Linda was well known and would give all she had for anyone in need. She is loved and greatly missed.
    A mass of Christian burial was celebrated  at St. Peter’s Church in Vergennes. Burial will be at a later date at Lake View Cemetery in West Addison.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753. To send online condolences to her family go to


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