Evelyn Martha Nickerson, 95, Brandon

Evelyn Nickerson

BRANDON— Evelyn Martha Nickerson, age 95, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2022, at her home in Brandon.

Evelyn was born in Rochester on October 17, 1926. She was the daughter of John and Maidie (Fuller) Austin. 

She grew up in Rochester and Brandon, where she received her early education and graduated from Brandon High School in 1944. 

On May 31, 1945. she married Rollin Nickerson. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm on Nickerson Road in Brandon.  Mr. Nickerson predeceased her on April 25, 1993. 

In her earlier years, Evelyn worked at the Ayrshire Breeders Association in Brandon and later for Tom P. Whittaker, auctioneer. 

Evelyn retired from the Brandon Post Office in 1978 and moved with her husband to Prescott, Az, but returned to Vermont in the mid-1990s. 

She was an active member of the Brandon United Methodist Church who enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting, crocheting and writing poetry. She was an avid reader. 

Evelyn will be remembered for visiting shut-ins and helping her neighbors.

She is survived by her daughters, Alice Sutherland and her husband Andrew of Brandon with whom she lived, and Sally Nickerson of Ft. Sumner, Nm; her sons, Donald Nickerson and his wife Susan, Thomas Nickerson, and Charles Nickerson and his wife Joan, all of Newport, Tn, and her sister Janet Lamoureux and her husband Wilfred of Shoreham. 

She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. 

She was predeceased by her daughter Linda and her brothers Raymond, Gilbert, and Gerald Austin.

The memorial service, “In Celebration of Her Life,” will take on Saturday, September 10, at 10 a.m. at the Brandon Methodist Church. A private graveside committal service and burial will follow in the family lot at Pine Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in her memory to the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, Vt 05733, or Rutland Area Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, Vt 05701.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral home in Brandon.

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