Carol Le Cain Church

March 11, 1934 - September 7, 2023

Carol Le Cain Church of Westminster West passed away on Sep 7, 2023, at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Carol was born March 11, 1934, in Swampscott, MA to the late Arthur and Ruth (Van Blarcom) Le Cain.

Carol is survived by her children, Linda Church, and her wife, Kirsten Turner, and Lloyd Church, and his wife, Debra Cobb Church. Grandchildren, Robert Lloyd Mugford, William Arthur Church, and his wife, Janice Embleton Church, Elizabeth Ann Church Bill, and her husband, Timothy John Bill (TJ). She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Serene Mugford, Cheyanne Mugford, Deven Mugford, Taylor Church, Lydia Church, Riley Bill, and Morgan Bill.

Carol was predeceased by her husband of 36 years when he died, Lloyd Ellsworth Church. She would continue to celebrate her anniversaries yearly and got to 68 years. She also is predeceased by her brother, Reginald C. Le Cain, and her sister, Marcia K. Le Cain Coffee.

Carol loved doing sudoku puzzles daily. Going on rides and picnics with her children. She worked on family history for 59 years and passed her love of family history on to her daughter, Linda. For many years, she would go geocaching with her daughters, Linda and Kirsten, then would take friends out and go geocache with them.

Carol also enjoyed visiting cemeteries and writing the information down she found on family stones and adding it to her family history.

Carol had various jobs and was a journalist in the early 1950s for the Claremont Daily Eagle and would cover the car races at the Claremont Speedway. Her byline was Cookie Le Cain. She was the librarian for the Westminster West Library and a school librarian for Walpole, NH Middle School. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Westminster West and taught Sunday School for many years. She belonged to the Grange in Westminster West.

Carol also was a Den Mother for the cub scouts in the Westminster West Troop. She was the Editor of Branches and Twigs for the Genealogical Society of Vermont for at least 25 years and was Auditor for the town of Westminster. She worked on the Cemetery Committee to get flags on soldiers’ stones before Memorial Day weekend.

Carol hiked many of the trails and mountains in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and was part of the Ramblers who hiked in Windham County. She particularly liked going to the Heron rookeries. She also enjoyed visiting Putney Great Meadows and climbing Putney Mountain to watch the Hawks fly overhead and migrate.

Carol was very proud that she had hiked up and down Mount Washington several times. She loved gardening and going to nurseries to find new plants to add to her yard.

Visitation and a time to celebrate Carol’s life will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 10:00 to 12:00 noon at the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101

Burial will follow at the Westminster West Cemetery.

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DATE: September 16, 2023
TIME: 10:00-12:00 PM
WHERE: Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home see map
ADDRESS: 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101

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