On August 2, 2023

Obit: Marianne L. Adkins, 76,


Marianne L. Adkins, 76,  of Wilder, died peacefully on Friday, July 28, 2023, surrounded by her beloved children, sister and close friend, Beth Ann Awezec, in Killington after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She is survived by her three children, Heidi Soos, Amy Soos, Ryan Soos(Brittany), her two adored grandchildren, Connor and Henry, all four of her siblings, Diane Hibbert, Susan Stunk(Chris), Jimmy Adkins(Sue) and Barbara Foley(Jim) and all of her cherished nieces, nephews and granddogs. She was predeceased by both of her parents, James Adkins and Marion Adkins (Woodward), her brother in law, John Hibbert and her best friend, Clary Jonker.

Marianne Adkins was a devoted nurse at Dartmouth Hitchcock for many years. Before her nursing career, she spent many years working for the Killington Resort. She loved to travel and was always up for an adventure skiing or hiking. Adkins was a huge dog lover and spent much of her time doting on all her many dogs over the years. She was an incredibly loyal friend and you could find her laughing and loving all of her treasured friendships, with people near and far.

She leaves behind cherished memories that will be held close to the hearts of her children, grandchildren, siblings, friends and all that knew her. May her soul rest in peace, knowing that her love and kindness continue to live on in the hearts of those she touched.

The family would like to thank everyone who took part in caretaking at Crescent Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Bennington. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  In the meantime, memorial gifts can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: alz.org. Please sign the online guestbook at cabotfh.com.

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