Elizabeth Margaret Gordon Green – Shelburne

Elizabeth Margaret Gordon Green, “Betty” or “BG” to friends and family, died Feb. 13, 2013. For the past 20 years, BG was a resident of Wake Robin in Shelburne. BG was born March 5, 1911, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of John and Leona Gordon. She grew up in Rockford, Ill., where her father was the pastor of the Second Congregational Church. In 1932, she graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga, N.Y. Shortly after graduation, she married Edward Green, a kindergarten classmate. In 1948, the Greens moved from Rockford to Crown Point, N.Y. In 1957, they moved to Morrisville, where BG lived until she moved to Wake Robin in 1993. BG was an active volunteer in every community in which she lived. She served the American Red Cross for more than 50 years, was a volunteer at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, and a member of the Copley Hospital board for a number of years. She demonstrated quilt making at the Shelburne Museum and was involved in many volunteer activities at Wake Robin. A lover of travel since a trip to India with her family at age 11, BG visited more than 30 nations. She took a last trip at age 91 to areas of India she had not previously visited. Survivors include: son, Gary and wife, Avalin Wilkins, of Lynnfield, Mass.; grandson, Eric Green and wife, Katie, and their children, Nell, Annie, Maggie and Peter, of Dover, Mass.; granddaughter, Jill Green of Earlysville, Va.; and grandson, Gordon Green and wife, Mason Smith, and their children, Logan and Phoebe, of Wellesley, Mass. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and grand- and great-grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son, George, of Boston; sister, Lea Floden, of Rockford; and husband, Edward. Friends and family are invited to celebrate BG’s life at a Circle of Remembrance at Wake Robin on March 9, 2013, at 2 pm. Those wishing to do so may make a gift in her name to the Wake Robin Residents’ Assistance Fund, 200 Wake Robin Dr., Shelburne, Vt. 05482.

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