• Eunice Eileen Capman Adams
    June 03,2014
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    Eunice Eileen Capman Adams
    Eunice Eileen Capman Adams

    RUTLAND — Eunice Eileen Capman Adams died May 27, 2014, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire with family at her bedside. Eunice was 77 years old.

    Eunice was born on August 15, 1936, in Proctor, Vermont, the daughter of Clarence and Euna (Senecal) Capman. She graduated from Proctor High School in Proctor, Vermont, in 1955. Eunice married Alvah Wayne Adams on March 10, 1961. Eunice resided in Rutland, Vermont, for most of her life.

    Eunice devoted her life to caring for her husband, daughters and, later, her grandchildren. She enjoyed showing her love through cooking for her family and friends. Gathering for a meal at her and Alvah’s home was always a special occasion with delicious food. Eunice enjoyed nothing more than having a visit with friends and relatives. Eunice also possessed a green thumb. In her earlier years, she tended to a large garden, and in her later years, she continued to grow a smaller garden with vegetables and flowers. Throughout the years, Eunice tried and accomplished many crafts. She sewed for her family, embroidered and created treasured Christmas ornaments.

    Eunice was not the typical woman of her era. In the 1970s, she obtained her motorcycle license. On occasion she could be seen riding Alvah’s motorcycle near her home in Rutland with feet barely touching the pedals and her helmet on her head.

    Eunice will always be remembered for her strength. In the most difficult times of her life she was always positive and looking for the good in every situation. She did what needed to be done and did not dwell on feeling sorry for herself. She loved freely. Her bright smile and infectious laugh will be in everyone’s memory forever.

    Eunice is survived by her husband, Alvah. She is also survived by her daughter, Janet (Harvie) Sherer; her daughter, Donna and her husband Steve Waldo; her grandson, Curtis Harvie and his fiancee Meredith Kiesel; and her granddaughter, Renee (Harvie) and her husband Dr. La Shun Carroll. Eunice was pre-deceased by her parents and siblings.

    A funeral service will be held at the Union Church of Proctor at 5 Church Street, Proctor, Vermont, on June 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. There will be a reception with light refreshments in the church parish hall following the service. Burial will be at a later date.

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Eunice’s memory to the Clarendon Grange Community Center at 111 Moulton Avenue, North Clarendon, Vermont 05759, or to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice at PO Box 787, Rutland, Vermont 05702. Eunice enjoyed many trips in the company of other seniors sponsored by the Clarendon Grange Community Center.

    Eunice will always be missed and loved. Her presence will live on in the sunshine that is as bright as her smile.
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