|Birth: ||Jan. 8, 1934|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 2008|
ALBURGH, VT. -- Mrs. Beverly Prime Creller, age 74 years, a longtime Alburgh resident, died early Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 2008, at the Franklin County Rehab Center in Saint Albans Town.
Born in Rutland, Vt., on Jan. 8, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Merrill Clyde and Lottie Mae (Rawson) Prime. She attended schools in Rutland, Rouses Point, N.Y., and Alburgh and on June 12, 1949, was married to Robert Creller Sr., who predeceased her in 1994.
Bev was associated with Thermal Wire during the 1960s and later for a time with the United States Postal Service in North Hero. But first and foremost in Bev's life was being a homemaker and mother, raising and caring for her 11 children. In addition, she was a quiet and devoted volunteer for many organizations including the Alburgh and Isle La Motte elementary schools, where she helped teach crafts to the students. Bev also knit caps for premature infants and dozens of mittens for the Chittenden Bank Mitten Tree at Christmas time and quilted blankets for the Burlington Rape Crisis Center. In her earlier years, she volunteered with 4H in Alburgh. Bev was a member of the Alburgh Library Assn.
Bev is survived by seven sons, Robert Arlie Creller Jr., and wife Diane, James Floyd Creller and friend Debbie, Shawn Page Creller and wife Jill, Gene Evan Creller, Jon Scott Creller and wife Bernie, Beau Travis Creller and wife Roxanne, all of Alburgh and Dana Lance Creller and wife Teri of Sheldon; four daughters, Donna Mae Larocque and husband Jean Paul of Stanbridge Station, Quebec, Beverlee Ann Paquette and husband Joe of North Hero, Kathleen Ann Cheney of Swanton and Beth Ann Dutton and fiance Alan Brown of Alburgh; four brothers, Merrill Prime Jr., and wife Susan of Blairsville, Ga., Warner Prime and wife Cora of Alburgh, George Prime and companion Cecil Hart of Alburgh and Robert Clark and wife Judy of Rouses Point, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Juanita Stone and Genevieve Secore, both of Rouses Point, N.Y.; her uncle and aunt, Raymond and Barbara Rawson of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; 33 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; cousins; and dear friends. Bev also leaves her much loved companion and best buddy, her cat Smudge.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Bev was predeceased by a son-in-law, Marcus Cheney, in 1991; and by a great-grandson, Devon Connelly.
Bev's family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff of the Franklin County Rehab Center for the wonderful care she received during her illness.
A funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at 10 a.m. from the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Interment will take place in the spring at the Creller family lot in the Alburgh Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Merrill Clyde Prime (1893 - 1967)
Lottie Mae Rawson Prime (1913 - 1998)
Robert A Creller (1931 - 1994)
Alburg Center Cemetery
Grand Isle County
Created by: Margaret E Munson-Quiles
Record added: Feb 16, 2009
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