|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1911|
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 2000|
wife of Archie C Gokey
Burlington Free Press
Etta Marie Gokey, 89, died Friday, July 21, 2000, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare after several months of failing health.
She was born Jan 28, 1911, in Charlotte, the daughter of Bert Whittemore and Anna Dart.
She lived in Burlington until, at the age of 7, her parents died of the 1918-1919 flu epidemic, and she moved to Essex Center, where she attened Essex Classical institute.
May 29, 1930, she married Archie C Gokey Sr in Essex Jct. The couple lived in West Bolton for several years and moved to Essex Center in the early 1950's.
She worked for many years in small manufacturing busineses in Williston, Essex Center, Essex Jct and Winooski. Following retirement, they spent the winters in their home in Felleview, Fla., and their summers at their camp at Cedar Lake in Monkton. Marie enjoyed her camp, where she had beautiful flowers and a small garden. She also made beautiful quilts and afghans.
She is survived by her two daughters, Beverly Poulin and her husband Philip of Essex Center, and Audrey Fleming of Milton; six grand children; nine great grand children; and one great, great grandson; a daughter in law, Kathleen Gokey; and two sisters in laws, Elizabeth and Marion Gokey; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Archie Sr in 1998; a son Archie Jr; an infant son Donald; her sisters, Lila Bodette and Mary Tenneseen; and a brother Rupert Whittemore.
The family wishes to thank Dr Reynolds and Dr George of Hinesburg; VNA, especially her nurse, Caren Birnholz; Baird 4th floor doctors, nurses and staff; and also the nurses and staff of Birchwood Terrace Healthcare, where Marie resided for the last two months, for the excellent care she recieved.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at 2 p.m. in Mountainview Cemetery in Essex Center. There are no visiting hours.
Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home 9 Pleasant St. Essex Jct is in charge of arrangements.
Archie C Gokey (1910 - 1998)*
Donald Gokey (1933 - 1933)*
Mountain View Cemetery
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Oct 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16319885