Louise B. HuntOctober 02,2013
Louise B. Hunt
Louise B. Hunt
PLAINFIELD — Louise Betsy Hunt, 101, a former Plainfield resident, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law Mark and Janet Hunt in Woodbury.
Born Sept. 25, 1912, in East Calais, she was the daughter of Charles and Alberta Alma (Hopkins) Balentine. She attended East Calais Elementary School and graduated from Plainfield High School.
On Nov. 14, 1931, Louise married Orrin Hibbard Hunt. Following their marriage, they lived on Spruce Mountain Road until his death on May 26, 1983. After his death, she spent winters in Brooksville, Fla., with her daughter Sybil Austin and summers with her children on Spruce Mountain, North Montpelier, and Woodbury.
Louise was a homemaker who took pleasure in caring for her family. In earlier years, she had worked at the former Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant in Barre, for Hutchinson Gardens in East Montpelier, as a cook for the former White House Nursing Home in Barre, and for the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center and the Morse Farm in Montpelier.
Louise was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Plainfield.
Her interests were reading, gardening and flowers.
Her family consists of sons Maurice Hunt, of Spruce Mountain, and Mark Hunt and his wife, Janet, of Woodbury; daughters Barbara Smith and her husband, Jerry, of North Montpelier, and Wendy Decato and her husband, Ronald, of Randolph; 14 grandchildren, Leona Chouinard, Frederick Hunt, Gordon Hunt, Tammy Leno, Ann Smith Hunt, Jenifer Smith, Stacey Smith Massey, Tina Hunt Hull, Jason Hunt, Travis Hunt, Christopher Haggett, Kevin Bent, Shon Bent and Nikolas Bent; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Orrin Hunt; daughters Anita Hunt and Sybil Austin; son Miles Hunt; grandchildren Debbie Hunt Luce, Shane Leno, Timothy Smith and Lonnie Hunt; brother Edward Balentine; and a sister, Ruth Laroe.
Her graveside service will be held in the Plainfield Center Cemetery on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at noon. There will be no calling hours.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church, P.O. Box 194, Plainfield, VT 05667.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.
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