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Esther C. Goodall

July 21, 1917 - November 6, 2017

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Obituaries » Esther C. Goodall

Esther Crane Goodall, age 100, died Nov. 6, 2017, at her residence at the Gardens in Williamstown, VT, with her daughters at her bedside. She was born in Middlebury, VT, July 21, 1917, to Elizabeth Wilcox and Charles Crane. They moved to Montpelier in 1932 and she graduated from Montpelier High School in 1935. She attended the Wheelock School in Boston and also Vermont College. She was employed at the American Fidelity Insurance company for seven years. She was married at Bethany Church Dec. 25, 1941, to Glen Goodall. She worked in California, Mississippi and Connecticut during the time Glen was deployed for World War II. When Glen returned after three years in the Army, they bought a home in Montpelier and raised their daughters, Nancy and Susan. When the girls were older, she worked for 20 years at Bethany Church as their secretary. During the empty nest years, she and Glen moved to East Montpelier and became members of the Old Meeting House Church where they were very active. She enjoyed crafting, playing bridge, skiing, camping with her family and biking many miles with her husband, Glen. She leaves two daughters Nancy Boucher and husband Dan, of Exeter, NH, and Susan Lightsey and husband Judson, of Boquete, Panama; and grandchildren. She was loved by her niece, Barbara Davenport, of Bellingham, Washington, and many Goodall, Wilcox and Crane cousins.

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