Ethel J. " Gram" Weaver, age 87, of Poultney, passed away on February 24, 2009 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.
Ethel was born in BrisBane, Australia on December 31, 1921. She came to America on the Queen Mary in 1946 from Australia with her late husband, Joseph Weaver to Ira, Vermont. They later moved to Poultney. Ethel was a member of the Ira Valley Grange # 342, the Bomosseen Grange #273 and the New Horizon Pomona Grange #31. She was also a member of the American Rabbit Breeder Association, the Ira Home Dem and an active member in the Ira Senior Center. Ethel also was a past 4H Leader for the Ira Busy Bees. She enjoyed playing Bingo, feeding the birds, gardening and family gatherings.
Ethel is survived by two daughters, Margo Ballard and her husband Richard of Poultney and Robyn Weaver of Poultney; three grandsons, Michael Ballard and his wife Cheryl of Lincoln, VT, Christopher Ballard and his wife Alison of Poultney and Joel Ballard and his companion Debra of Poultney; four granddaughters, Jennifer Dimick and her husband Mark of Poultney, Rhonda Holcomb and her husband Ernest of Granville, NY, Tia Ashby and her husband James of Chittenden, VT and Shannon Reid and her husband Dan of Castleton, VT; 15 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Weaver in 1976 .
Relatives and friends may call on Friday Noon to 1:00 Pm at the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home in Poultney. A Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 at the funeral home. The Rev. David Cowell, will officiate. A gathering will follow at the Bomoseen Grange Hall in Castleton, VT, all are welcome. Interment will be held in the Spring in the Riverside Cemetery in Ira, VT.
Donations in the memory of Ethel may be sent to the Poultney Rescue Squad, PO Box 76, Poultney, VT 05764.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home in Poultney.