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Alice G. Thurston

November 22, 1926 – January 20, 2019

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Alice G. Thurston

 BARRE TOWN – Alice G. Thurston, 92, of Websterville Road passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Barre Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation with her loving family at her bedside.

Born November 22, 1926 in Websterville, she was the daughter of Archie and Elsie (Erskine) Geake. Alice attended Websterville elementary school and graduated from Spaulding High School. After graduation, she attended Hair Dressing School in Boston.

On February 2, 1947 Alice married George Kimball Thurston in the Websterville Baptist Church in Websterville. Following their marriage, they made their home in Websterville before moving to a farm in Orange in 1957 where they lived the rest of their married lives. George passed away on January 4, 2007. In 2011, Alice moved back to Websterville.

Family and home were important to Alice, she was a homemaker and active in the Orange School PTA, the school board, and the lunch program at school. She also was a member of the Home Dem Club of Websterville and the Friendly Circle in Orange. In her spare time, she volunteered to drive for RSVP and was recognized by the Joint Service Clubs and with a Governor’s Award. 

Survivors include her daughters Susan Wasinger and her husband, Leon of Wichita, KS, and Kathryn Thurston of Williamstown, and her son Timothy Thurston and his wife, Tina of Barre Town; her grandchildren Robert Wasinger and his wife, Allie; Elizabeth Wasinger; Sarah White and her husband, Toby; Aaron Thurston and his wife, MaryKate; Matthew Thurston and his wife Elysha; and Amanda Diamond and her husband, Matt; and 20 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, George Thurston, her sister Rachel Stone, her brother Donald who died in infancy, and her great-grandson Owen White. 

Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Washington Baptist Church. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Vermont Chapter, UVM Medical Center, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401; Alzheimer’s Association of Vermont, 338 River Street, Montpelier, VT 05602; or to Project Independence, 81 N. Main Street, Suite 1, Barre, VT 05641-4283.

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