Eleanor M. Carey

(Reference:  Published in The Brattleboro Reformer, April 2000, p. 24)
MOLLALA, Ore. -- Eleanor M. (Taylor) Carey, 98, a resident of Pheasant Point of Mollala, Ore, died Friday, April 7, 2000.

Mrs. Carey was born in West Brattleboro, Vt., on April 26, 1901, the daughter of Leonard F. and Lillian (Knapp) Taylor. Mrs. Carey was a resident of Putney, Vt., for most of her life. She retired as librarian from the Putney Public Library in 1986 at the age of 85. She moved to Oregon City, Ore., in 1992.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Carey, a son, Richard Carey, and two brothers, Clarence Taylor and Gordon Taylor.

She is survived by her son, Phillip Carey, with whom she lived for several years. Among her survivors are her brother, Ralph Taylor of Southwick, Mass.; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two nieces and their children.

Mrs. Carey, a strong supporter of the Windham College Theater and the Yellow Barn, was also a member of the Fortnightly Club for years and had many Windham College students as boarders.

The graveside committal service will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Putney with Graham Ward officiating on Saturday, May 13, at 2 p.m.

Friends and family are invited to gather at Putney Federated Church following the committal. Donations may be made to the Driftwood Library of Lincoln City, Ore., 97367 or to the Putney Public Library, Putney, VT 05346.

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