July 18, 1924 – November 5, 2013
Obituaries » MARION J. CODLING
CODLING, MARION JEAN WASHBURN, of East Montpelier, passed away peacefully November 5. She was born in Washington, Vt., on July 18, 1924. Marion was involved in clubs and organizations throughout her life. Some of them are: The Old Brick Church Club, where she was a Sunday school teacher and worked on many fundraising activities; the Green Mountain Club (she and son Ronald had hiked the Long Trail end to end); the Eastern Star, WAVES National, and Four Corners Schoolhouse Association. She proudly served in the U.S. Naval Reserve (WAVES) from 1944-1946. She retired from the VT Department of Liquor Control in 1988, following 27 years of employment. Prior to that, she worked for the VT Civil Defense Department and the VT Department of Motor Vehicles. Marion was married to Charles W. “Gogo” Codling Jr. on Nov. 24, 1954, and became a farmer’s wife. She worked with her husband running the family farm, raised her family, and always supported her children in all their activities. Marion spent her time keeping in touch with her many relatives and friends all around the country. She would select and handwrite cards and personal notes for each person or occasion. She greatly enjoyed following the Red Sox all her life and, since retirement, would watch and keep track of all the games and statistics. We are happy she got to see them win three World Series. Marion is survived by her sisters: Muriel Bianchi, of Montpelier, Doris Washburn, of East Montpelier, and sister-in-law Edith Washburn, of Jacksonville; children: Richard Codling and wife, Joanne, of South Burlington, Jeannie Simpson and husband, Leonard, of Kuna, Idaho, and Ronald Codling and wife, Christine, of Barre; and five grandchildren. She had many nephews, nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles W. Codling Jr.; sister Marjorie (Washburn) Curtin; and brother, Donald Washburn.