Wilder, Verne Edson

January 15, 2004

VERNE EDSON WILDER passed away quietly on Wednesday, January 4, 2004 at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, Vermont. She was 100. She was born in Williamstown, Vermont May 11, 1903 to the late George Leslie Edson, and the late Ethel Perrin Edson. Her father owned and operated the Cross Baking Company in Montpelier, Vermont. Mrs. Wilder was graduated from Montpelier High School in 1920 and she attended Scudder Finishing School in Manhattan, New York from 1920 until 1922 when she was graduated. She was married to the late Robert Holmes Wilder in April 1923. They lived in Montpelier, Vermont for a couple of years before moving to Aubornadale, Andover and Waban, Massachusetts. The lived in Chicago and after two years, moved to Park Ridge, Illinois. The were relocated to Baltimore, Maryland in 1944, where they lived until 1976 when they retired to Dennis Port, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. In Baltimore, Mrs. Wilder drove the ambulance for the Red Cross, and rose to be the Chairman of the Motor Service between 1955 and 1968. Verne Wilder also sold Real Estate for a period of time, during their years in Baltimore. Before retiring, her husband owned and operated the Plibrico Sales and Service Company in Baltimore. He died October 25, 1992. Mrs. Wilder's sister was the late Marguerite McKee; her brother is G. Landale Edson both from Montpelier, Vermont. Surviving children are, Cornelius P. Wilder of Framingham, Massachusetts; and a daughter Gail Wilder Beutel of New Canaan, Connecticut; a middle son ws the late Nicholas Edson Wilder of Beverly, Massachusetts. Also, survived are ten grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Later Burial Service will be at Berlin Corner Cemetery. Barber and Lanier Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

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