Ellen (Ellie) Ruth Everitz, age 89, passed away peacefullyand with dignity on November 15, 2021, at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester. Ellie was born on October 22, 1932, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and her family moved to Burlington in 1940. She graduated from the Burlington College and went to work for the U.S. Immigartion Service. She retired on October 31, 1987, after 30 years of service.
Ellie was a memnber of the Chittenden County Business and Professional Women's Club, the Chittenden County Historical Society, the Vermont 251 Club, the UVM Home Demonstration Club, and the Green Mountain Folklore Society. She was a member of both the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges and the Vermont Covered Bridge Society. She served the VCBS for many years as publicity chair.
Ellie loved Vermont and was fascinated by the interesting facts she learned about her adopted state, focusing on the scenery, special attractions, and covered bridges.
Online condolences can be sent to her family at: www.readyfuneral.com
Editors note: Thanks to Joe Nelson for this article.