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Beatrice M Kendall

April 15, 1933 — September 9, 2023

Vernon, VT

Beatrice M. (Stowell) Kendall, 90 died September 9, 2023 at Vernon Homes in Vernon. She was born April 15, in Wilmington, Vermont, the daughter of Clifford and Marion Stowell.

She was married to Fredrick Kendall Sr on April 30, 1951 the marriage ended in divorce in 1966.

She attended Wilmington and Brattleboro schools. She worked at Holstein-Frisian as a receptionist for 22 years, where she retired. She liked playing bingo, dancing, spending time with family, and listening to live bands. She had a love for sharing old family photos and sharing the Stowell family history.

Beatrice was more than just a few words. She was amazing, wonderful, sweet, kind, generous and loving. She was loved by many. She accepted anyone with open arms. If you needed a meal she fed you, if you needed a place to sleep she would let you stay with her. She was a very strong willed, independent, sassy and witty woman. She will be dearly missed by those who knew her.

She was predeceased by two brothers Roy Stowell, and Elias (Sonny) Stowell, a daughter Sheila (Kendall) McClure, a son Fredrick Kendall Jr, a daughter-in-law Debra Kendall, a son-in-law Thomas(Mac) McClure, three granddaughters Abra Johansen, Natoyia Kendall, Rachel Lewis, two great granddaughters Audrey Fournier, and Cheyanne Boyd. 

Beatrice is survived by three sisters Margaret(Dean) Brown, Lillia(Ginger) Holden, Gean Schnillinger, her children Nancy(Skip) Lewis, Mike (Tammie) Kendall, Kathy (Adolphus) King, Barry Kendall, Edward Kendall, Curtis Kendall, Glenn Kendall and his partner Tammy Barrett, Michelle(Martin) Johansen and her daughter-in-law Wendy Bell. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on September 15, 2023 at 11 am at the West Brattleboro Cemetary on Mathers road in West Brattleboro, Vermont with Pastor Gantt from Agape Church officiating. The celebration of life date, location, and time will be announced at the graveside services. Ker Phaneuf Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. To view an online tribute, leave a message of condolence or for more information please visit


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Graveside Service

Friday, September 15, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

West Brattleboro Cemetery

Mather Rd, West Brattleboro, VT 05301

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 23, 2023

11:00am - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kiwianas Shelter, Living Memorial Park

61 Guilford Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301

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