Mary D. (Dunshee) Ketcham

Born: Sat., Nov. 12, 1927
Died: Fri., Jun. 7, 2019

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Jun. 14, 2019

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Mary D. Ketcham, age 91, passed away, on Friday, June 7, 2019, at her second home; Shard Villa, in Salisbury.


Mrs. Ketcham was born in Brandon on November 12, 1927. She was the daughter of Earl and Lila (Trombley) Dunshee. She grew up on the family farm and received her early education in local schools. She graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1946. On October 19, 1946 she married; Gordon Roy Ketcham, in the Brandon Congregational Church. Mr. Ketcham predeceased her August 16, 2015. She really was a lifelong Brandon resident. She began her working career, at the Ayrshire Breeders Association in Brandon, only taking time off to have her two children. She retired as the editor of the Ayrshire Digest Magazine in 1988. Following retirement, she and her late husband spent the next 17 winters in Leesburg, FL, where she learned to play golf. She has been a life-long member of the Brandon Congregational Church, where she had served in many various church offices. She belonged to Marble Chapter #80 Order of The Eastern Star. She was an avid gardener and loved her flowers.


Surviving are her son; Stephen E. Ketcham and his wife Christine of Middlebury and her daughter; Laurie Ketcham Rudloff and her husband Robert of Las Vegas, NV, one sister; Jeanne Jenkins of Shelburne, 5 grandchildren; Peter S. Antos-Ketcham and his wife Katie, Seth Mobley & his wife Katie, Robert W. Rudloff, III & his wife Jenn, Timothy P. Rudloff & his significant other, Jenn Hart, Andrew J. Rudloff, 5 great grandchildren; Oliver F. Mobley, Bailey E. Antos-Ketcham, Carter John Antos-Ketcham, Sylvia C. Mobley and Robert W. Rudloff, IV, Evelyn G. Rudloff. Nieces and nephews; Paula LaRose, Nancy Jenkins, Sue Jenkins, Ken Johnson and Joanne Schmidt, Jeannie Meyer, Bob Dunshee, Jeff Dunshee, Maryanne Lawley, also survive her.


The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019, at 10 AM, at the Brandon Congregational Church. The graveside committal service and burial will follow the ceremony, in the family lot, at Pine Hill Cemetery.


Memorial gifts may be made, in her memory to; Columbus Smith Estate Trust, c/o Shard Villa, 1177 Shard Villa Road, Salisbury, VT 05769.


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






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Bonnie Lou (Miller) Johnson
   Posted Sun June 09, 2019
Dear Steve and Laurie and families,

Thank you so very much for thinking of me through Noreen, writing me this am. Your Mom now that she had told me was at Shard Villa, was on my "to do " things and visit her this summer while here.

She was a great neighbor with your Dad for many years . Remember her coming to 24 Franklin and upon answering the door when my Dad died, with a wonderful meatloaf for Mom. She had a nice long life and know she missed Dad's passing.

Am making every effort to attend her service Friday am.

Again my condolences to all. Bonnie M.J

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