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Marian C. Wetherbee

June 24, 1925 — May 9, 2023

ENOSBURG FALLS– Marian C. Wetherbee, our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at the age of 97.


She was born in Enosburg Falls on June 24, 1925 to the late Fay and Belle (Fairbanks) Carpenter. Marian grew up on the Carpenter family farm in East Enosburg, graduated from Enosburg Falls High School, class of 1943, and followed her dream to become a teacher graduating from Johnson Teacher College in 1945. She taught in the very same one-room schoolhouse she attended in East Enosburg that included 8 grades. Her teaching career also brought her to Greensboro Bend, Bakersfield, East Enosburg, and Enosburg Falls, often stating, “I just loved every minute of it”.


She married Manley Wetherbee on December 29, 1946 and purchased their own dairy farm in East Berkshire. In 1956, they moved to Enosburg Falls where they owned and operated Wetherbee & Leach Farm Supply and while raising four children and teaching, Marian transitioned into the bookkeeper and secretary for their ultimate endeavor—Wetherbee’s Hardware Store. Throughout her life she also enjoyed catering with her son and family. In their golden years, Marian and Manley looked forward to their winters in Winter Haven, FL and their summers in VT, especially at their camp on Lake Carmi. Regardless of where they were she was active in her community, volunteering for the Enosburg Dairy Festival, and the Florida Citrus Festival, and was a member of the LVIS- Ladies Village Improvement Society, Red Hat Society, Enosburg Grange, and the Enosburg Historical Society. Marian had a social, fun-loving personality, and was most happy when engaging and chatting with people, and children— she always had a smile and a kind word.


She is survived by son, Bill Wetherbee (Julie Marshall) of Alburgh.

Grandson, Michael Wetherbee (Kara) of Howell, MI; great granddaughters, Betsy, Trudie.

Granddaughter, Dr. Katie Wetherbee Houghton (Josh) of Manchester, NH; great grandsons, Wesley, Trevor.


Daughter, Ann Green, of Winter Haven, FL.

Granddaughter, Amy Larivee-Eldridge of Swanton; great granddaughter, Sydni Anair (Alex Choiniere); great grandson, Garrett Eldridge; great great granddaughter, McKinley Choiniere.

Granddaughter, Tina Bell (Josh) of Winter Haven, FL; great grandchildren, Kendall, Julia, Chelsea, Grant.

Grandson, Brian Green (Amanda) of Enosburg; great grandchildren Alex, Clinton.


Son, Bob Wetherbee (Dianna), of Winter Haven, FL

Granddaughter, Calista Roussos of Tampa, FL; great grandchildren, Demetri, Guilianna.

Granddaughter, Amanda Schiebel (Pete) of Lakeland, FL; great grandsons, Austin, Ethan.

Granddaughter, Emilie Roberts (Doug) of Ellenton, FL, great grandsons Carsen, Cameron.


She is also survived by her brother, Roy Carpenter (Linda); sister-in-law, Alyda Carpenter; special cousin, Dianne Carpenter Tibbits; cousin, Charles Carpenter (Pat), and Jean Macy (Bob); and many nieces and nephews. Although we are missing her, we know that she is reunited with the family that has predeceased her including her parents, Fay & Belle Carpenter; husband, Manley Wetherbee; son, Gary Wetherbee; brothers, George, and Carty Carpenter; brothers-in-law, Ted Wetherbee & Marilyn, and Merwyn Wetherbee; and nephew, Dale Wetherbee.


Family and friends are invited to Marian’s Life Celebration events to include visitation on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 4-7:00PM and a funeral service on her first heavenly birthday, Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 3:00PM at the Goss-Spears Life Celebration Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, VT 05450. Interment will follow in the West Enosburg Cemetery.


For those who wish, contributions in Marian’s memory may be made to support a scholarship to a student pursuing a career in education to the Luc Gates Foundation, 2443 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.


In honor of Marian do a good deed for someone in need, just as she always did.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, June 23, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Goss-Spears Life Celebration Home

P.O. Box 396, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Goss-Spears Life Celebration Home

P.O. Box 396, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

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