Wendy R. Tanner HARDWICK — Wendy Rae Tanner, 46, of Hardwick, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, from complications of heredity heart disease. She was born June 23, 1972, in Berlin, the daughter of Stephen Holcomb and Dian (Richardson) Holcomb. She graduated from Hazen Union School in the class of 1990. She continued her education at Vermont Technical College, Johnson State College and completed her Associate degree in Human Services, online at Kaplan University. On Aug. 7, 1993, she married Chad Douglas Tanner in Craftsbury. They made their home in St. Johnsbury, Craftsbury, Johnson and Kealakekua, Hawaii, before returning to Hardwick where they had lived for the past eight years. She loved to cook and was employed at Johnson State College, as well as restaurants in Hardwick, Morrisville, Stowe, and always dreamed of owning her own food business. Wendy attended the United Church of Hardwick. She was a member of St. Norbert’s Bell Choir and past chair of the Hardwick Restorative Justice. Her favorite thing was to make people happy through her cooking and baking. To Wendy, life was all about her husband and children. They were her world. She also loved her beautiful Hawaiian cat, “Fudge,” camping and traveling. She will be remembered by all who knew her as the young lady with a loving heart who was always willing to go above and beyond to help everyone. Survivors include her loving husband, Chad; children Alexis Tanner, Kylann Tanner and Wyatt Tanner; her parents Stephen Holcomb and Dian Holcomb; sisters Stephenie Rogers and Julie Holcomb-Gravel, all of Hardwick; father-in-law and mother-in law Erton ”Dick” and Suzanne “Sue” Tanner, brother-in-law, Daniel Tanner, all of South Wheelock; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many cousins. Visiting hours will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at Northern Vermont Funeral Home, 60 Elm St., Hardwick. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the United Church of Hardwick with the Rev. Evelyn Lavelli officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hardwick Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 837, Hardwick, VT 05843. Northern Vermont Funeral Service, Hardwick, is in charge of arrangements.

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