Pauline Alma Parkhurst
Pauline Alma Parkhurst
  • July 17, 1938 - November 26, 2017
  • Ruckersville, Virginia

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Pauline “Pollie” Parkhurst, of Ruckersville, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family, November 26, 2017. She was born July 17, 1938 at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, New Hampshire. She attended Woodstock Union High School in Woodstock, Vermont, graduating with the class of 1957. Later in life, as an adult student, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Johnson State College.

Pollie was employed by Dartmouth College for 30+ years before retiring and moving to Virginia in 2004. She was an active volunteer and spent many years volunteering in the Pink Smock Gift Shop at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and later at the UVA Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center in the infusion area. She was also actively involved with Feeding Greene. In her free time she loved to knit, garden, play golf, do puzzles and crosswords, crochet and play board games with her nieces and family. She enjoyed the Skyline Drive and feeding the birds.

Pollie is predeceased by her mother and father, one sister – Marjorie Johns (Sam) of South Carolina, and one brother – John of New Hampshire.

She is survived by her brother Richard (Janet) of Ruckersville, VA; her brother Peter (Linda) of Maine/Florida; her sister Olive “Bunchie” Angell (Byron) of Vermont; her brother Harold “Buddy” (Lois) of Virginia; and many nieces, nephews and beloved friends.

Pollie had a strong Christian faith and was a member of Norwich Congregational Church in Norwich, VT and of the Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ruckersville, VA. She was active in both disaster ministries and a prayer shawl ministry through the Free Union Church of the Brethren which she also attended.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at 3 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ruckersville with J. Walter Canter officiating. A graveside memorial with interment will be held in Vermont in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the American Cancer Society.