Farming Rural 18

Elaine J. Greenwood

May 4, 1926 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 95)


Elaine J Greenwood, of St. Johnsbury VT, passed away peacefully, Wednesday Dec 29, 2021 at her home in St. Johnsbury, at the age of 95.

Elaine was born May 4, 1926 to Frank and Doris (Johnson) Scott.  She was raised in North Danville and St. Johnsbury Center, Vermont. July 22, 1944 she married the love of her life, James Greenwood and spent 63 years of marriage, until Jim’s passing in 2007.

Elaine and Jim worked their farm on land where Weidmann Systems International is currently located until 1963 when it was sold.  Elaine then ventured out to work at Northern Auto Supply and Citizens Bank until she retired.   In 1985, Elaine moved to Bible Hill, to a home she and Jim built on land originally owned by the Greenwood family.

Elaine enjoyed fishing as a child and the enjoyment continued through her adult life. She liked to hunt, spend time at their camps at Harvey Lake and Kirby Mt. What Elaine liked most was spending time with her grandchildren, great grand children and great great grandson. She was a hard worker.  Her strength and determination during these past seven months showed us all you keep on trying. Even on some days she was still full of humor!

Elaine was pre-deceased by her husband Jim, and by her sister Kay Scott. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lou Greenwood and her son David (Cathe) Greenwood; also Gail (Sam) Roberts who was like her own daughter.

She was “Nan” to her four grandchildren:  Heidi Sessions, Megan (William) Harvey, David (Jenn) Greenwood and Cami (Watson Gates) Greenwood, Dan (Amanda) Harvey all of the St. Johnsbury area. Also calling her Nan, were her four great grand children:   William (Shannon) Harvey, Rileigh (Travis Grosse) Harvey, Kelsey Greenwood, and Reghan Elaine Greenwood. Calling her “Nanny” was her great great grandson, Jacob Harvey, who would light up her world when he came running in and take her a cookie; always giving her a bear hug and a kiss; and a very dear friend, Debbie Peck.

To honor Elaine’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.   There will be a graveside service in May of 2022, at the St. Johnsbury Center Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to Caledonia Home Health and Hospice in St. Johnsbury, VT.

The entire Greenwood/Harvey family would like to thank some very special people who gave Elaine the best care:  Dr. Mary Ready, Diana, whose visits were so reassuring to us all that we were doing the best care we could, and to Crystal as well as the rest of the Hospice team.

Special Thanks with love to Debbie Peck. We don’t know where we would have been without you!

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Services are to be announced

St. Johnsbury Center Cemetery
Memorial Drive
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819


Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice
161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 05819
Tel: 1-802-748-9405

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