HIGHGATE / RICHFORD – Doris A. Sartwell, age 79, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at Our Lady of the Meadows Community Care Home in Richford. She was born July 3, 1935 in Jay, Vt., to the late Walter and Mable (Corey) Bosley.
Doris was born and raised in Vermont and was very proud of her Native American roots. She worked mostly as a seamstress for Cross Borders Sewing Factory but also spent time as an apple picker. Family was the most important thing to her, she loved get-togethers and spoiling her grandchildren. Her hobbies included bird watching, going to lawn sales, camping, going for rides, dancing and going to fairs. She was also a huge fan of NASCAR and her favorite driver was Jeff Gordon.
She is survived by her children, Charles Sartwell Sr. and his wife, Kim, of Highgate, Donnie Sartwell and his wife, Joanna, of Georgia and Penny Barney and her husband, Joseph, of Highgate; her partner, Sonny Taylor of Richford; her grandchildren, Jennifer Sartwell of Fairfield, Derick Sartwell and his fiancé, Jenna Johnson, of Richford, Joseph B. Barney and his wife, Sabrina, of Swanton and Jaydon and Maelyn Sartwell of Georgia; great grandchildren, Zachary, Sierra, Brian, Dylan, Jordan, Cheyenne and Robert Sartwell, Joseph C. Barney and another on the way; her special niece, Loretta Byers of Richford, half-sisters and brother, Reba, Gloria, Christine and Keith all of West Virginia and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Doris was predeceased by her husband, Charles Sartwell; her grandson, Charles Sartwell Jr.; an infant great grandchild, Baby Sartwell and her siblings, Viola Jenne and Lawrence Bosley.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Pastor Jason McConnell officiating. Interment will be held this spring in the Highgate Center Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. For those who wish, contributions in Doris’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency – Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478 or to the American Legion Post #42, P.O. Box 572, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450. Condolences may be sent through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.