Joan Elizabeth (Wilson) Alger

November 2, 1936 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Joan Alger Obituary


Joan Elizabeth Alger, age 87, passed away Saturday, January 20,

2024, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. With her loving family by

her side.

Joan was born in Bellows Falls on November 2, 1936. She was the

daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth (Hayes) Wilson. She grew up in

Bellows falls where she received her education. She had been a

resident of Florence for over 40 years and had recently moved to

Proctor. She began her working career as a waitress at the Midway

Diner and afterwards worked as a seamstress at the glove factory

in Rutland. She later worked as an aide, for Rutland Area Visiting

Nurses & Hospice for over 10 years, retiring in 2008. She enjoyed

Bingo, dancing, gardening, The Fiddlers, fishing, and yard sales.

She loved country music, especially George Jones. Most of all, she

loved time spent with family.

She is survived by 2 sons; Mark (Cindy) Flagg of North Clarendon

and Robert (Ann) Flagg of Stewartstown, NH, 3 daughters; Diana

(Steve) Lambert of Proctor, Elizabeth “Libby” (Bobby) Dunbar of

Proctor and Donna (Keith) Wood of Brandon, a sister Kerry Smith of

Florida and 1 uncle; Alan (Madeline) Hayes of Cabot. 25

grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, 4 great, great

grandchildren and several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive

her. She was predeceased by her husband; Her first Robert Flagg in

1964 and her second husband Calvin Alger in 1981, 2 brothers;

Kenneth Gordon and Michael Wilson and a sister; Carley Wilson.

A private graveside committal service and burial will take place, at

a later date, in Cheney Hill Cemetery.

A gathering in “Celebration of Her Life” will be held on May 11,

2024 from 12 until 2 PM, at Brandon American Legion Post #55.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to;

Regional Ambulance Service, 275 Stratton Road, Rutland, VT


Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham

Funeral Home in Brandon.

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