• Marion J. Codling
    November 07,2013

    Marion J. Codling

    Marion J. Codling

    EAST MONTPELIER — Marion Jean (Washburn) Codling passed away peacefully Nov. 5, 2013. She was born in Washington, Vt., on July 18, 1924.

    Marion was involved in clubs and organizations throughout her life. Some of them are: The Old Brick Church Club, where she was a Sunday school teacher and worked on many fundraising activities; the Green Mountain Club (she and son Ronald had hiked the Long Trail end to end); the Eastern Star, WAVES National and Four Corners Schoolhouse Association.

    She proudly served in the U.S. Naval Reserve (WAVES) from 1944-1946.

    She retired from the Vermont Department of Liquor Control in 1988, following 27 years of employment. Prior to that, she worked for the Vermont Civil Defense Department and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.

    Marion was married to Charles W. “Gogo” Codling Jr. on Nov. 24, 1954, and became a farmer’s wife. She worked with her husband running the family farm, raised her family, and always supported her children in all their activities.

    Marion spent her time keeping in touch with her many relatives and friends all around the country. She would select and handwrite cards and personal notes for each person or occasion.

    She greatly enjoyed following the Red Sox all her life and, since retirement, would watch and keep track of all the games and statistics. We are happy she got to see them win three World Series.

    Marion is survived by her sisters: Muriel R. Bianchi, of Montpelier, Vt., Doris E. Washburn, of East Montpelier, Vt., and sister-in-law Edith Washburn, of Jacksonville, Vt.; children: Richard W. Codling and his wife, Joanne, of South Burlington, Vt., Jeannie A. Simpson and her husband, Leonard, of Kuna, Idaho, and Ronald C. Codling and his wife, Christine, of Barre, Vt.; grandchildren: Sean M. and Scott L. Simpson, of Kuna, Idaho, and Carolyn, Charles R. and Erik W. Codling, of Barre, Vt. She had many nephews, nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews.

    She was predeceased by her husband, Charles W. Codling Jr.; sister Marjorie G. (Washburn) Curtin; and brother, Donald M. Washburn.

    There will be visiting hours with the family and friends at Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30 School St., Montpelier, Vt., from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, followed by a memorial service starting at 4 p.m. After the memorial service, all are invited to a reception at the Old Brick Church in East Montpelier village, at the corner of routes 2 and 14.

    Interment will be Monday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. at the Plainmont Cemetery on Route 2 in East Montpelier (just west of Plainfield village).

    Memorial donations may be made to the following:

    Old Brick Church, P.O. Box 38, East Montpelier, VT 05651

    Activity Fund at Woodridge Nursing Home, P.O. Box 550, Barre, VT 05641

    Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.

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