ALBURGH – Anita Jones Burnham, age 89, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Alburgh.
She was born in Cambridge, Vermont, on March 22, 1929, to the late Raymond & Elizabeth (Barrows) Jones.
She graduated from Peoples Academy in Morrisville. Following graduation, she met and married William Burbank. Together they relocated from Newport to Vergennes where Anita worked for Simmonds Precision and Addison County Counseling until her retirement. Anita was active, physically and fraternally. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star – Otter Creek Chapter #74 for 63 years. During her active years, she served many chairs on the local and state level. She was also a member of the Cairo Temple Shrine Lady Orientals, the American Legion Auxiliary in Vergennes, and the Senior Center in Middlebury. She enjoyed traveling, camping, boating, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children, Willeen Lamphere Burbank of Alburgh, VT and Michael Burbank and his wife Diane of Moriah, NY; grandchildren, Christopher Kayhart and his wife Lynn, Paul Kayhart and his wife Laura, William Burbank, and Sarah Burbank, Bryan Lamphere and Judson Lamphere, great-grandchildren, Reagan, Parker, Anna and Burk. Her brother, Carroll Jones and his wife Arlene, and sister, Mary McQuin and several nieces & nephews. In addition to her parents, Anita was predeceased by her first husband, William Burbank; second husband, Howard Bohlen; third husband, Dwight Burnham Jr; her son-in-law, Michael Lamphere; a grandson, Ian Lamphere; and three brothers, Malcom, Gerald and Edwin.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018, at The Islands In The Sun Senior Center, Main Street, in Alburgh, at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Anita’s name can be sent to Order of Eastern Star Otter Creek Chapter, 1853 Greenbush Road, Ferrisburgh, VT 05473.