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Carolyn S. Lane, 81, Brattleboro

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Carolyn S. Lane, 81, Brattleboro


Brattleboro- Carolyn S. Lane, 81, of Western Avenue, a former longtime resident of Putney, died early Tuesday morning, November 24, 2020 at her home following a period of declining health.

Carolyn was born in Bellows Falls on March 18, 1939, the daughter of Donald and Blanche (Austin) Strange. She grew up in Putney, attending Putney Elementary School and was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1957.

She had worked as a bookkeeper all of her working career, employed by several local businesses that included Mountain Home Sales & Services, C.E. Bradley Labs, Green Mountain Security, Putney Credit Union and R.S. Roberts, Inc. where she began her career at the age of 17.

A woman of faith, she attended West Brattleboro Baptist Church on Western Avenue.

Carolyn enjoyed Classic Country & Western music. In her younger years, she loved to dance and take trips to Hampton Beach and Clearwater, Florida. Most recently she valued spending time with her family that included playing cards with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

On October 15, 1960 at the Putney Federated Church she was married to Francis E. Lane who predeceased her on December 21, 1979.

Survivors include: her three children; daughters, Valerie Becker and husband Jody of Brattleboro and Holly Jefts and husband Kevin of Winchester, NH and son, Travis Lane and his partner Sarah Green of Guilford; three brothers, Donald Strange of Guilford, and Bradley and Douglas Martin, both of Clearwater, FL; and a sister, Dawn Strange of Orange, MA. Additionally, she leaves six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Putney will be conducted late in the spring of 2021 at a day and time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carolyn’s name may be made to: Putney Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 875, Putney, VT 05346 or to Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05302.




Nov. 24, 2020



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