September 25, 1912 – September 29, 2013
Obituaries » LOUISE B. HUNT
HUNT, LOUISE BETSY, 101, a former Plainfield resident, died September 29, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law Mark and Janet Hunt in Woodbury. Born Sept. 25, 1912, in East Calais, she was the daughter of Charles and Alberta Alma (Hopkins) Balentine. She attended East Calais Elementary School and graduated from Plainfield High School. On Nov. 14, 1931, Louise married Orrin Hibbard Hunt. Following their marriage, they lived on Spruce Mountain Road until his death on May 26, 1983. After his death, she spent winters in Brooksville, Fla., with her daughter Sybil Austin and summers with her children on Spruce Mountain, North Montpelier, and Woodbury. Louise was a homemaker who took pleasure in caring for her family. In earlier years, she had worked at the former Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant in Barre, for Hutchinson Gardens in East Montpelier, as a cook for the former White House Nursing Home in Barre, and for the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center and the Morse Farm in Montpelier. Louise was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Plainfield. Her interests were reading, gardening and flowers. Her family consists of sons Maurice Hunt, of Spruce Mountain, and Mark Hunt and wife, Janet, of Woodbury; daughters Barbara Smith and husband, Jerry, of North Montpelier, and Wendy Decato and husband, Ronald, of Randolph; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Orrin Hunt; daughters Anita Hunt and Sybil Austin; son Miles Hunt; grandchildren Debbie Hunt Luce, Shane Leno, Timothy Smith and Lonnie Hunt; brother Edward Balentine; and a sister, Ruth Laroe.