|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1915|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 2009|
Leah Virginia Shores Austin, 93, of Concord VT, died January 27, 2009, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, St. Johnsbury VY. Mrs. Austin was born in Granby VT on August 11, 1915, a daughter of Ceylon and Sallie (Hodgdon) Shores. In 1954 Leah opened the first community maternity home in Concord VT. She then went on to become a LPN, working for Weeks Medical Center for several years. After retirement she became a realtor, working with Otis Goss in Danville VT. For a time she was a driver for RCT and until a month ago she worked at the Gilman Senior Center. Leah enjoyed scrapbooking, collecting coins, painting, and traveling. She was also involved with the Concord Historical Society and was the co-author of the book "Thru the woods, down the river, over the hill," written about the history of Granby VT.
Family members include her sons Stephen E. Austin and Donald F. Austin, both of Concord VT; daughters Joyce A. Willey of Granby and Hilda A. Lazott of Lunenburg VT; 21 grand-children; 26 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters Ruth Noble and Beverly Shores, both of Granby, and Edith Willson of N. Concord VT; brother Guy Shores of St. Johnsbury; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband S. Freeman Austin in 1984, sister Sandra Morehouse, and grandson Joel Willey.
Ceylon W Shores (1884 - 1979)
Sallie H Hodgdon Shores (1894 - 1986)
S. Freeman Austin (1914 - 1984)
Leah Virginia Shores Austin (1915 - 2009)
Beverly M Shores (1926 - 2013)*
Concord Village Cemetery
Created by: DogMama08
Record added: Jan 23, 2012
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