Obituary: Carol Ehmann, 66

Carol D. Ehmann, 66, passed on Aug. 1 in her home in Chittenden. She was born on Dec. 26 in Flushing, New York, to Henry and Marion Kranichfeld. As part of an active outdoor ski family, Carol spent many of her high school summers building a ski home in Killington. Carol returned to Killington full time in 1984 with her first husband and son. Together they created the Sherburne Valley Voice newspaper, which featured weekly interviews with locals and continued for many years.

After having a second son and daughter, Carol continued her involvement in elementary schools, as well as many community activities. Carol chaired the zoning board of adjustment, served on the Sherburne Memorial Library Board of Trustees, and also briefly as assistant town clerk for the town of Sherburne. Her continued participation in the Killington community and love of writing were brought together in her 2002 cookbook, “Tastes of Killington.”Carol loved attending her children’s athletic games, kayaking throughout the lakes, rivers and ponds of Vermont, gardening on her beautiful property in Chittenden, and snorkeling the coral reefs in Culebra, Puerto Rico.

Carol is survived by her husband, William, and her three children: Camden Rainwater, his girlfriend and their baby girl, Harper of Killington; Evan Ehmann, his wife Maricela and their two children, Antonio and Carolina of Killington; and Elizabeth Ehmann of Chittenden. Carol is survived by a brother; Robert Kranichfeld, of New York and sister, Mimi Kranichfeld, of Florida, and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Carol was predeceased by her older brother, Henry Kranichfeld III as well as her parents, Henry and Marion of Guilford, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Please practice random acts of kindness.

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