ENOSBURG FALLS – Joan Burr, age 70, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at her home in Enosburg Falls.

She was born Dec. 7, 1942 in West Chesterfield, N.H., to the late Alfred and Eleanor (Dodge) Champney.

Joan was born and raised as a farm girl in West Chesterfield. She loved being outside and spending time with animals; Joan especially liked horseback riding. She and her husband, Kermit ran the general store in West Chesterfield for several years until they retired and moved to Vermont. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by her 1st husband, Kermit White Sr. of Enosburg Falls; children, Melissa Hade of West Chesterfield, N.H.; Cecilia and Gary Hilliard of Hinsdale, N.H.; Kermit Jr. and Robin White of Berkshire and Sheldon and Dawna White of Newport, N.H.; grandchildren, Shiloh and Josh LaMorder, Adam Hade, Jennifer and Michael Norcia, Angela and Richard Gilbert, Kelly Chickering, Gary Hilliard II, Alex and Emily White, Justin White and Samantha Pothier and Brandon and Holly White and 17 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Joan was predeceased by a son-in-law, Glen Hade and her 2nd husband Robert Burr.

A graveside memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family in the West Chesterfield Cemetery in New Hampshire.

For those who wish, contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, 76 Pearl Street, Suite 201, Essex Jct., VT 05452.

Private messages of condolence may be sent to Joan’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com