Charlotte CombsOctober 17,2012
Charlotte CombsCharlotte Combs
WELLS ó Charlotte Combs, 79, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at The Pines at Rutland.
She was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Granville, N.Y., the daughter of Bryan and Alice (Ballard) Scribner.
As well as taking care of her large family and helping with the farm, she was employed for a number of years driving the school bus, as an Avon lady, and she worked at Price Chopper.
Mrs. Combs was a member of Green Mountain Seniors, Wells Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was a licensed pilot and belonged to Vermont Flying Farmers. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, baking, hunting, gardening, reading, sewing and doing crafts.
Survivors include four children, Carol Shattuck and Roland, both of Wells, Robert of North Carolina and Colin of Gansevoort, N.Y.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray Scribner; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert M. Combs; three children, Clifford, Carl and Shirley; and a brother, Bryan Scribner.
The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Wells Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Neighbors Table, PO Box 914, Wells, VT 05774.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert M. King Funeral Home in Granville, N.Y.
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