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Obituaries » Walter I. Goodrich

Walter Ira Goodrich, 90, passed away at his Cabot home, where he was born, with family at his bedside. Walt graduated from Cabot High School in 1946 and Vermont Technical College in 1949. He married Sally Ann McCutcheon of St. Johnsbury, in 1950, and they raised six sons. Walt was well-known and respected for his strong work ethic, farming knowledge, and overall wisdom, running the sixth generation Molly Brook Jersey Farm with wife Sally. More recently his son, Myles and wife, Rhonda, continue to build on the farm legacy. Walt was a member of the Civil Air Patrol during WWII and served on the Cabot School Board. Walt served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Cabot Cooperative Creamery that his father, Wendell, helped to create in 1919. In 1994, Walt and Sally were recognized by the American Jersey Cattle Association with the Master Breeder Award and in 2002 they received the National Dairy Shrine Award for outstanding contributions to the US dairy industry. In 2009, Molly Brook Farm was recognized with the Vermont Centennial Business Award, in acknowledgment of 100 years of contributions to Vermont’s Economic Heritage. Walt and Sally were also inducted into the Vermont Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2016. Walt is survived by his wife, Sally, and four sons and their wives, Winton and Valerie, James and Maria, Glenn and Ruth, and Myles and Rhonda and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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