Paul A. KingsburyFebruary 07,2013Paul A. Kingsbury
CANTERBURY, Conn. ó Paul Alfred Kingsbury, 92, of Canterbury, Conn., passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. He was born on November 12, 1920, in Cavendish, Vt., to Alfred and Ellen Kingsbury.
Paul attended schools in Cavendish and Chester, Vt. He graduated from Houghton College, Houghton, N.Y., in 1947. He also received masterís degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Vermont and Cornell University.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1944. He was wounded in Europe and received a Purple Heart.
Paul was a volunteer in Puerto Rico for two years with the Presbyterian Church. While there, he met his wife, Barbara Burkholder. On May 20, 1952, they were married in Chicago, Ill.
Paul became an agricultural missionary for the United Presbyterian Church and sailed to South Korea in 1952. He and Barbara worked for 30 years in South Korea. His career included extension work with farmers, as well as working with amputees. He also was involved with Heifer Project International and traveled throughout the countryside distributing goats and training farmers.
Paul retired in 1982 and moved to Cavendish, Vt. He was a deacon at the Cavendish Baptist Church, and involved with the Cavendish Historical Society, Good Neighbors and Heifer Project. In 2009, Paul and Barbara moved to Canterbury, Conn., to live with their daughter.
He especially enjoyed working in the woods and reading poetry and literature.
Paul is survived by his wife, Barbara; and four daughters, Ellen (Robert) Stearns of Connecticut, Grace (Michael) Muzzo of Pennsylvania, Esther (Peter) Sexton of South Dakota and Alice Kingsbury of New Hampshire; as well as eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Olive Kingsbury of Vermont. Paul was predeceased by his sister, Miriam Kingsbury, and his brother, Ansel Kingsbury.
A funeral service with visitation following will be held on Friday, February 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cavendish Baptist Church in Cavendish, Vt.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.
Adams Funeral Home of Ludlow, Vt., is entrusted with the arrangements.
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