Marion “Hannah” Wilder
Marion “Hannah” Wilder, 87, of Westminster Heights Rd., died peacefully Thursday, December 23, 2021 at her son’s home in Saint Albans, VT. She was born 5/29/1934 in Bellows Falls, VT, the daughter of Richard and Lottie (Davis) Campbell.
Hannah attended schools in Langdon and Alstead, NH. She was later employed by Bell Telephone Co. as a telephone operator for several years and later employed as an LNA and Activities Dept. Aide at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH. Upon Hannah’s retirement she continued to volunteer her services at the nursing home.
Hannah was a talented artist and enjoyed oil painting which she often displayed at local businesses in the Bellows Falls area. She enjoyed spending much time in her arts and crafts room making various items for patients at the nursing home and her family. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Westminster, the Red Hat Society and the North American Family Campers Association. Hannah especially enjoyed touring the countryside with her husband, Bill in their RV where they met several new friends. After the passing of Bill, Hannah purchased a small RV and continued with her camping expeditions with her little side kick “Tuffy”, a Shih Tzu which she adored and loved.
Hannah is predeceased by her parents, her husband, William Wilder; daughter, Carol Lee Wilder; and sister, Muriel Rice. She is survived by three sons, John and wife, Patricia of St. Albans, VT; William Jr of Westminster, and Timothy Wilder and wife, Tara of Westminster and her brother, Warren Campbell of Keene, NH. Hannah is survived by eight grandchildren; Billie Jo, Christopher and partner, Melissa; Kelly and husband, HD; Kris and partner, Joe; Rose; Tiffany and husband, Dustin; Brendon; and Chelsea and partner, Austin. She is also survived by eleven great grandchildren. Special mention goes out to Hannah’s very good friends Sally Martineau, Lyanne Woodward, Peggy Marsh and Jennifer Anderson.
Hannah spent the last three years living with John and Patricia on the shores of Lake Champlain where she spent many days gazing over the lake and beautiful sunsets. On the shore stands a large Maple tree of which she named the “Tree of Life” because of the abundance of wildlife. It often displayed squirrels, many species of birds and a fox that slept at its base. Hannah especially enjoyed watching all the activity in her Tree of Life.
Funeral services will be held on January 7th, 2022, 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, Bellows Falls, VT. A burial will follow in the Westminster Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made in Marion’s name to the local Humane Society.
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Peggy Marshposted December 27, 2021
Hannah I shall always love you like a sister! You were always there for me in many ways, you know what I mean. You always were the bright spot in my life and we had many good times when we did girls day out with Pat. We sure had many laughs didn’t we! I shall miss you and Heaven is lucky to have you!