Jennifer Houghton and Travis Morris were united in marriage at the Inn at Shelburne Farms on Oct. 12, 2014. The couple had a desire to be wed in Shelburne where Jennifer grew up. Travis is the son of Tom Morris, Port Charlotte, Fla., and Judy Smith of Hollywood, Fla. Jennifer is the daughter of Walter and Pauline Houghton of Shelburne and Brandon, Fla. Travis is employed as a Sergeant in the Hollywood Police Department. Jennifer is a professional figure skating coach in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The couple will reside in Cooper City, Fla.
Luella Barbara Viens
Luella Barbara Viens, 83, of Burlington, passed away Oct. 16, 2014, in Birchwood Terrace. Luella was born on July 21, 1931, in Shelburne, to the late Eugene Joseph and Agnes Viens. Luella grew up on her father’s farm in Shelburne where she had a horse named Ginger who sparked her lifelong love for horses even after they sold the farm. She graduated from Shelburne High School and Burlington Business College. Luella worked at the Old Beehive department store on Church Street for several years. She remained living at the family home in Colchester where they had an egg farm in the early years. Luella was predeceased by her brothers, Ervin, Robert and Eugene “Junior”; sisters, Erna, Doris and Lorraine; and niece, Alice Brunelle. Luella is survived by many nieces and nephews, Ruth Ann and Wendell McNew of Dublin, Ohio, Shirley and Ervin Hiney of Alachua, Fla., Carole and Norman LaVigne of Middlebury, William Viens of Salisbury, Ted Viens of Houston, Texas, Cooky and Arthur Taylor of Millington, Tenn., Vicky Viens of Duxbury, Robin and Herb Boivin of Burlington, Darlene and Gary Sawyer of Underhill, and Kristy Jones of South Burlington. The family wishes to thank all of Luella’s caretakers who brought her happiness through the years.
Carolyn Dunkling, 94, peacefully returned home October 25, 2014. She was born May 1, 1920, the eldest of 3, in Bradford, Vt. to the late Paul and Madeleine (Gaffield) Dimick. She grew up on the family dairy farm and graduated valedictorian from Bradford Academy in 1938 and from Simmons College in 1942. After college she worked at Harvard University followed by travel across the country in her girlfriend’s convertible. She spent time working and living in San Diego. She returned to the East Coast and on April 7, 1951 she married the love of her life, Delton Dunkling. They enjoyed 63 amazing years together raising two children, Diane and Paul. They lived in Baltimore, Lynnfield, Mass., and Huntington, N.Y., before settling in Fayetteville, N.Y., where she was secretary to the superintendent of schools until retiring in 1988. She loved children, reading, gardening, participating in Oasis chorus groups and playing her beautiful grand piano. She enjoyed getting out daily for breakfast and coffee with friends and was loved and cherished by so many. She melted the hearts of all that came near with her sweet, kind, and loving way. Above all, her family was most important to her. She loved watching the grandchildren grow and took great pleasure in keeping up with their coming and goings. The children next-door, Mora Kate, Luke, Lydia, and Maddy also became family to her, as her love had no limits. She is survived by her husband, Delton; daughter Diane Wiley and the late Mark Wiley of Newtown, Pa.; son Paul and wife Kerry, of Shelburne; sister Bette Dunkling and husband Gerald Smith; brother Clement (Bud) Dimick; grandchildren Madeleine (Maddy), William, Angie, Thomas, Cody, and Emma. A special thank you to Anna Sutton of DeWitt, N.Y. who lovingly helped Carolyn in her final months and also became a dear friend to her and the family; and Pillsbury Manor, especially her loving care giver Angie whose heart she melted immediately. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Ann H. Schillhammer
Ann (Howard) Schillhammer, 72, died peacefully at Green Mountain Nursing Home following a long illness on Oct. 23, 2014. Ann was born in Northfield on April 2, 1942, the daughter of Montague Howard Jr. and Elizabeth Reed Howard. She grew up in Underhill, graduated from Burlington High School in 1960, and Champlain College in 1962. During this time, she met her future husband, John R. Schillhammer. They married on Oct. 21, 1961. Ann was a medical secretary, first working for Doctors’ Keller, Cain and Shea. After raising her family, she later worked for Dr. Frank Ittleman at FAHC. Ann’s organizational skills and interpersonal relationships endeared her to the doctors and patients. Ann was a voracious reader, enjoyed Jeopardy and walks on the beach, but taking care of her family was always her first priority. Among her survivors is a brother-in-law, Alan (Chris) Schillhammer of Shelburne. The family would like to thank the staff at Green Mountain Nursing Home for their loving and professional care of Ann. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter, 300 Cornerstone Dr., Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495.