Mary F. Dickson
Mary F. Dickson
WILLIAMSTOWN — Mary Ferris “Molly” Pearsall Dickson, 89, formerly of Salisbury, died April 5, 2013, at home.
She was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Rochester, N.Y., the daughter of Chester and Roxanna (Pratt) Pearsall.
She earned an associate degree from Ambler School of Horticulture in Pennsylvania and worked as a gardener in Philadelphia.
On Sept. 22, 1956, she married Robert “Bob” Dickson.
Mrs. Dickson was known as an advocate for world peace and the environment. She was active in Salisbury Landfill recycling, the Salisbury Public School ELF program, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Addison County Community Action Groups, the Clothing Room, Salisbury Public Library and Shard Villa.
She was a member of Salisbury Congregational Church.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed flower gardening, walking and show-shoeing.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Gaudreau of Perth, Ontario, Holly Ferguson of Middlebury, Ann Chalmers of Williamstown, and eight grandchildren.
Mrs. Dickson was predeceased by her husband and two siblings, Alice Tilley and Mason Pearsall.
The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Salisbury Congregational Church, preceded by a sing-a-long.
She donated her body to the UVM College of Medicine.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salisbury Congregational Church, PO Box 61, Salisbury, VT 05769; HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects), 282 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753; or Vermont Coverts, Woodlands for Wildlife, PO Box 81, Middlebury, VT 05753.
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