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Luella M. Potter (November 27, 1916 - May 17, 2013)

MeaningfulFunerals - 4:02 pm Mon May 20th, 2013

Luella Mae Murray Potter, 96, of Westview Meadows, Montpelier died May 17, 2013 at Central Vermont Hospital. She was born November 27, 1916 in Montpelier, the daughter of Calvin H. and Elsie M. (Nelson) Murray. She attended Montpelier schools and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1934.

Luella continued her education at Heaton Hospital School of Nursing where she achieved her nursing degree and worked for many years at the Gary Home in Montpelier, for the American Red Cross during the Viet Nam War era, and performed private duty nursing. She was a member and officer of the Bethany Church Women's Club for several years.

Luella married Brandon Potter on January 15, 1938. Mr. Potter died March 24, 1984. She married Wayne Mack in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1992. Mr. Mack died September 22, 2003.

She is survived by two sons, Calvin Potter and his wife Nancy of Waterbury Center; Quentin Potter and his wife Connie of Ware, MA; two daughters Brenda Pepin and her husband Roland of Montpelier; Bonnie Potter and her husband Bob Wolynec of Georgia, VT. She was proud of her grandchildren, Sara Richards and her husband Eric; Eric Potter and wife Joan; Scott Potter and wife Gabriela; Shari-Lynn Ludwick and her husband David; Michael Potter and his companion, Josefina Soto; Justin Pepin and his wife Anna; Joshua Wolynec and his wife Kerri. She loved watching the number of great grandchildren grow, and leaves Brandon and Molly Potter; Margaret, Meredith and Brett Richards; Lukas Potter; Reid, Lily and Nathan Ludwick; Hayley and Ethan Potter; Ben and Sophia Wolynec and two expected great grandchildren arriving in September and November. She is also survived by a brother, Roger Murray and his wife Barbara, Amarillo TX; a sister-in-law Helen Murray of Montpelier, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four brothers, Nelson, Glenn, Sherwood, and Sheldon Murray, and a sister June, who died in infancy.

Luella enjoyed gardening both inside and out, feeding the birds, several forms of crafts, and learned to paint in her 80's. She loved a good game of Scrabble and was a competitive opponent. Luella served as a volunteer for the Vermont Right to Life Committee.

The family extends its sincere thanks and appreciation for her excellent care at Westview Meadows, Berlin Health and Rehab, and Central Vermont Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at the Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 249 Airport Road in Berlin, Saturday, June 1st at 1:00 p.m., with inurnment following at the Middlesex Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sight and Hearing Committee of the Lions Club of Barre, PO Box 211, Barre VT 05641.

Those wishing to send on line condolences may do so at

Arrangements by Guare & Sons, Barber & Lanier Funeral Home.

Relevant Address(es):
Sheldon, VT 05455 (Set as Local)
Brandon, VT 05733 (Set as Local)
Georgia, VT 05454 (Set as Local)
Berlin, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Barre, VT 05641 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Middlesex, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)

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