On April 6, 2022

Obituary: Audrey J. Putnam, 83

Audrey J. Putnam, 83, died Saturday morning April 2, at home surrounded  by her loving family from complications of Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).

Audrey was born September 23, 1938, the daughter of Grove R. and Rena (Scott) Scribner.

She grew up in Poultney. After graduating from Poultney High School, she graduated from Sheldon Academy of Beauty Culture in Burlington. She then worked at Green Beauty Shop in Woodstock.

Submitted
Audrey J. Putnam

Family was extremely important to Audrey. She enjoyed her many family vacations to Maine and eventually winters in New Smyrna Beach, Florida where she would walk the beach and look for the many sea treasures. She enjoyed researching family history and genealogy and sharing her findings with her current family.

She was a long-time member of the Bridgewater and State Grange, the Mountain Valley Pomona, the Bridgewater Historical Society, and the Ann Story DAR.

Audrey was a great quilter, avid reader, and excellent baker making wonderful pies for so many family and friends. Perhaps her most enjoyable time was spent in her many gardens over the years and most recently sharing that passion of vegetable gardening with her grandson Dylan.

Audrey is survived by her four daughters: Jane (Ed) Browe of Florence, Vermont; Joan Modersohn of Bridgewater Corners; Jill Blaney of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; and Joyce (Robert Arnebold) Putnam of Killington; her grandsons Ryan Putnam and Dylan Modersohn; her four great grandchildren; Michelle, Emma, William, and Audrey; her brother Norman Scribner; her sister Diane Garrett; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Wilbur W. Putnam, Sr.; her daughter Janice; her grandsons Travis and Wyatt; and son-in-laws Richard Blaney and Richard Modersohn.

A celebration of Audrey’s life will be held on Sunday, April 10 from 1-4 p.m. at the Bridgewater Grange.

Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Bridgewater Grange No. 284 or the Bethany Mennonite Church in Bridgewater Corners, Vermont.

An on-line guest book can be found at cabotfh.com.

Do you want to submit feedback to the editor?

Send Us An Email!

Related Posts

Large turnout for Hartland school budget info session

May 23, 2024
By Curt Peterson The May 21 Hartland school budget information session may be the best-attended school board gathering in recent history — an estimated 40 people attended in person at Damon Hall in Hartland, and another 41 tuned in online. Hartland voters had already approved the $11,040,567 budget 320-311 on April 2. But a petition…

United Way of Rutland County names new exc. director

May 22, 2024
The United Way of Rutland County (UWRC) announced the appointment of Tina Van Guilder as its new executive director, May 17.  Van Guilder officially assumed her role as executive director May 6. With over seven years of direct non-profit leadership experience in the Rutland County area, coupled with recent roles focusing on grant coordination, budget…

Slate Valley school district to hold fourth vote on district budget

May 22, 2024
In response to the results of the last vote on May 9, and valuable community feedback during the school board meeting on May 13, the Slate Valley Unified Union School District will hold its fourth vote in an attempt to pass the budget on May 30. It will be a revote on the third FY25…

Where is the road construction this week? 

May 22, 2024
The Agency of Transportation produces this weekly report of planned construction activities that will impact traffic on state highways and interstates throughout Vermont. Hartford: Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 24, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., multiple concrete mixers will be moving in and out of the project area at either end of the…