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Esther Ruth Putnam

April 13, 1941 June 13, 2007
Esther Ruth Putnam
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Esther Ruth Putnam St. Albans - Esther Ruth Putnam, 66, a lifelong area resident passed away Wednesday evening, June 13, 2007, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care with her loving family at her side. She was born in St. Albans, Vermont on April 13, 1941, the daughter of the late Herbert Fay and Grace Ellen (Ducharme) Austin. Esther was a 1960 graduate of Bellows Free Academy and a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. She was employed for many years as a molding machine operator for the former Union Carbide Corporation (now Energizer). She also was an avid bingo player. Survivors include her two sons, Steven F. Putnam and his wife, Yvonne of St. Albans and Dwayne C. Putnam and his wife, Anne of St. Albans, four grandchildren; Jessica Putnam of Georgia , Abby Putnam of Georgia, Taylor Putnam of St. Albans and Evelyn Putnam of St. Albans, two brothers, Robert Austin of Sun City, Florida and Ralph Austin of St. Albans, four sisters, Lucille Bevins of Maquam Shore, Arlene Ste. Marie of Phoenix, Arizona, Ramona Giroux of Swanton and Janice Austin of Middleboro, Massachusetts. Esther was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Pamela J. Putnam on June 5, 2004, her former husband, Clifford C. Putnam on November 24, 2006, her four brothers, Byron Austin, Kenneth Austin, Wayne Austin and Harlan Austin and her three sisters, Leona Bevins, Pauline Gowing and Elaine Bryce. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 18, 2007, at 6:00 P.M. in the Heald Funeral Chapel, 87 South Main Street with the Reverend Herman Benjamin, Pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church officiating. Esther’s family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vermont 05478 or to Esther’s family c/o Dwayne Putnam, 85 Lower Newton Street, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Messages of condolence to Esther’s family are welcome at

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