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Douglas S. HendersonFebruary 28, 1932 ~ July 18, 2017 (age 85)
Douglas Henderson was born on February 28, 1932 to Ethel (Mitchell) and John Henderson. He passed away to enter his heavenly home on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.
Doug was raised in the Lyndonville farm house that he was born in. He graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1950.
On February 25, 1956, he was married to Mary Drummond, they shared 61 years together and raised two sons, Alec and James. They bought their first home in 1967 in West Burke. He worked at VT Tap & Die and as a self employed contractor. In 1975, Doug built the West Burke Post Office. Later he bought land and a home on Church Street, which is now West Burke Housing (Pilgrim Manor).
Doug and Mary owned & operated K&G Market for 8 years. When they sold their grocery store, they bought and renovated a home in Sutton. Doug and Mary lived in Sutton 17 years of which Doug's was a selectman for nearly eight years. Doug then built their home off Calendar Brook Road.
Doug was founder of the first Senior Meal Site in West Burke at Pilgrim Manor, in 1992, which he was very proud of.
Survivors include: wife, Mary; sons, Alec (Janis) Henderson and James (Kimberlee); eight grandchildren, Garrett (Crystal), Valerie (Kevin), Amanda, Jay (Mindy), Michelle (Jason), Jeremy (Angie), Kevin T., and Amanda (Jeb); fifteen great-grandchildren.
Tax deductable donations may be made in Doug’s memory to Nurturing Tranquility 501(c)(3) (suicide & addiction awareness events) P.O. Box 133, West Burke, VT 05871 or Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1080 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the staff at Maple Lane for their exemplary care treating him like family.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00am in the Sutton Village Cemetery. There will be a luncheon at Pilgrim Manor on Church Street in West Burke after the service.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.guibordfh.com.
PO Box 133, West Burke VT 05871
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon NH 03756