Dorothy GammonNovember 22,2012Dorothy Gammon
SPRINGFIELD — Dorothy Gammon, age 65, died in her home on November 18, 2012, after a long illness.
She was born on February 15, 1947, the daughter of George and Emma (Fuller) Watkins.
She was a Head Start teacher for 20+ years. After that, she owned and operated Svea’s Tanning Salon in Springfield until her retirement. She devoted herself to everything she did and had a positive impact on everyone she met.
Her family includes two sons, David of Marlow, N.H., Robert of Springfield, Vt., and one daughter, Kathie of Bellows Falls, Vt. She is also survived by four brothers, Horace Watkins of Hartland, Vt., John Watkins and William Watkins of Springfield, Vt., and Ken Watkins of Brattleboro, Vt.; as well as eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was predeceased by one son, Ricky; six brothers, David, Roger, Art, John, Jesse, George; and one sister, Isabelle.
She loved camping, flowers, her animals, and most of all, her family.
A celebration of life service will be held at the Moose Hall in Bellows Falls, Vt., on Saturday, November 24, at 1 p.m.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1778, Capt. James Cook is first European to set eyes on Maui in Hawaiian Islands; 1922, Pharoah Tutankhamun found after 3000 years; 1909, Hollawood movie star Frances Dee born in Los Angeles.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Hazmat unit called downtown, Boys & Girls Club hosts dinner for members and families, Secret Santa back on the beat, city discusses runoff problem on Mayfield Road, Brandon gets creative about fixes to town roads, sidewalks.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 1944, U.S. begins B-29 bombing raids on Japanese main islands; in 1950, Great Appalachian Storm begins to form; 1963, Lee Oswald killed by Jack Ruby; 1974, D.B. Cooper hijacks Seattle-bound airliner; 1974, 'Lucy' found.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1927, striking Colo. miners attacked with machine guns by state police; 1877, Thomas Edison announces invention of the phonograph, 1959, Alan Freed fired by WABC 770 AM for accepting payola to promote records.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivers short speech in Gettysburg, Pa.; in 1984, a Pemex LNG facility destroyed by series of gas explosions, 600 people are killed; in 1998, Senate builds fire under Bill Clinton.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1831 – Independent South American super-state, Gran Colombia, dissolved; 1856 - Fort Buchanan built to control Apache warriors; 1970 - William Calley Jr. goes on trial after 1968 massacre at My Lai, Vietnam.