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Joan E. PenrodJuly 13, 1934 ~ August 24, 2017 (age 83)
Joan E. Penrod
Joan passed away August 24th at home. She was born July 13, 1943 in Burlington, VT, the daughter of James and Beulah (Wiltshire) Pillsbury. While growing up on the family farm in Williston she attended Essex High School where she starred as a basketball player.
Following high school she attended Castleton State College and taught swimming lessons for the Red Cross throughout the area during summer vacations. While at Castleton she met and married William Penrod in 1965 and upon graduation she taught school in the Shelburne School District for 35 years. She later acquired her Master's Degree in Special Education at UVM.
She loved to travel and spent annual vacations in the Caribbean during the winter, numerous trips to Western Europe and the Southern Pacific. As a member of Rocky Ridge golf club she spent summers golfing around the state of Vermont, kayaked throughout New England, enjoyed time at the family camp on Fairfield pond, along with Nordic skiing in the winter and early morning swimming at the Racquet's Edge.
Joan is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bill, her three daughters, Karen Penrod of Alexandria, VA; Suzanne and Tim Heath and their children Michael, Harley and Thomas of Milton, VT; Rebecca and Richard Louko and their children Kyle, Katelyn, Sasha, Natalya and Paris of Fairfax, VT, her sister, Jean and Dr. Jamie Jacobs of Lexington KY, her sister in law, Carol Nadeau of Barre, VT and her brother in law, James and Susan Penrod of Piedmont, CA, as well as five nephews and several cousins.
In lieu of flowers, Joan's family requests donations be made to Shelburne Community School, c/o Esther Aicher, 345 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482
Visiting hours will be held on Friday Sept. 1 from 4pm-8pm at Corbin & Palmer Funeral Chapel, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Jct. Please join her family for a gathering on Sunday Sept. 3 from 2pm-5pm at the Sunset Ballroom in the Holiday Inn Express, 1712 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington to share memories of the many ways Joan has touched our lives.