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Mary Ellen (Childs) Tier

March 14, 1947 — November 15, 2023

Brattleboro

Mary Ellen (Childs) Tier

Mary Ellen (Childs) Tier, 76, of Brattleboro, VT, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 15, 2023, at Pine Heights Nursing Home. She was born on March 14, 1947, in Townsend, VT, to the late Everett and Florence (Puffer) Childs.

After graduating from Leland and Gray Seminary (Union Middle & High School), Mary went on to get her degree in nursing from Thompson House and spent her career as a nurse at various nursing homes in northern and southern Vermont. She was a volunteer EMT at Richmond Rescue in Richmond, VT for many years. Later in her nursing career she was a visiting nurse and cared for patients in their homes.

Devoted to her faith, Mary was a longtime member of the West Townshend Seventh-day Adventist Church where she enjoyed fellowship and teaching sabbath school to the children.

Mary loved being around people, especially the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She could easily make new friends wherever life led her. She will be remembered for her kind heart, compassion, and generosity.

She was predeceased by her sons Joe and Eric Childs.

She leaves behind her beloved children, Seth Tier (Mandy), and Jerod Tier (Heather); grandchildren Kassie, Damon, Koree, Alexis, Kourtney, Selena, Grayden, Paige, Ryan, Kane, Austin, Olivia, Serenity; nine great-grandchildren; brother Everett Childs Jr. “Sam” (Norma); nephew Tim Childs; niece Gina Goldade (Bryan); as well as many cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Townshend Seventh-day Adventist Church PO Box 1069 West Townshend VT 05359

A celebration of life will be held at the Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Vernon, VT on Sunday, December 10 from 1 pm – 4 pm. There will be a potluck afterward.

 

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, December 10, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church

1002 Fort Bridgman Rd, Vernon, VT 05354

A celebration of life will be held at the Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Vernon, VT on Sunday, December 10 from 1 pm – 4 pm. There will be a potluck afterward.

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