Audrey B. CrippenOctober 16,2012
Audrey B. CrippenAudrey B. Crippen
Audrey Beal Crippen, 85, of Rutland and former resident of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Mountain View Health Center in Rutland on Sunday, October 14, 2012.
She was born in Randolph, Vt., on June 20, 1927, the daughter of Marvel and Gertrude (Slack) Beal.
Audrey graduated from Whitcomb High School in Bethel in 1945.
Before retiring in 1992, she was employed at Howard Johnson’s Restaurant as assistant manager, the Rutland Herald, Carbine’s Clothing Store and Seward’s Sales and Service.
She was an official and the original treasurer of the Howe Scale Co. Credit Union.
She was a previous member of the Shrewsbury Snow Birds and the Proctor-Pittsford Country Club. She also enjoyed bowling with her friends, reading, sewing, knitting and cooking. But most especially, she cherished her time with her great-grandchildren, Ryan, Griffin, Zachary, Jacob and Wren.
She married Albert DuBeau in July 1946. She later married Ralph E. Crippen in July 1965. They resided in Shrewsbury, Vt., for 47 years before moving to Rutland.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph E. Crippen; two daughters, Lynda Melen and husband Jon Sr. of Shrewsbury, Debra Dayton and husband Charles of Rutland; four grandchildren, Jodi Manning and husband Ted of Mendon, Jon Melen Jr. and wife Dawn of Rutland, Lisa Dayton and wife Abby Bennett of Rutland and Shawn Dayton of Rutland; and her five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Grace Beal of Bethel, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Janet, Virginia and Irene, and by one brother, Warren.
Visiting hours with the family will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 18, at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Congregational Church in Rutland with a reception following in Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Relay for Life Team at Rutland Town School, 1612 Post Road, Rutland, VT 05701.
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