Lucille Danyow Evarts

Lucille Danyow Evarts

          Lucille Danyow Evarts passed from this world to the next on March
      18th, 2021. She died peacefully at her home, surrounded by
      family. Lucille (a.k.a. Aunt Tootie to her nieces and nephews,
      and Lucy to a special few) was born to Evelyn (née Smith) and
      Orville Danyow Sr. on July 5th, 1941. She was many things in her
      almost 80 years on this planet: valedictorian of the Vergennes
      High School class of ‘59, DAR Good Citizenship Award recipient,
      4H leader, Champlain College graduate, Waltham town official,
      school board member/chairperson, and so much more. She was also
      the love of her husband Terrance (Terry) Evarts’s life for over
      60 years. Lucille was raised on a Vermont family farm, and like
      most farmers, she was tough as nails. But Lucille was also kind,
      especially to children and animals, and especially her own. She
      and Terry maintained the Evarts family farm on Buck Mountain and
      raised assorted flora and fauna, including the stray friends of
      their children.
          After retiring from decades of service as a rural mail carrier,
      Lucille threw herself into civic engagement. She had always been
      involved in her community, but in retirement, Lucille was elected
      Town Treasurer of Waltham, and most recently served as Acting
      Town Clerk. Lucille also loved quarter horses and was very active
      in the Vermont Quarter Horse Association and the American Quarter
      Horse Association (AQHA). She helped found the Region 6 division
      of AQHA, and was an inspiration to her beloved “horse
      community.” Well into her 70s, Lucille hitched up the camper to
      her dual-wheeled truck and drove all over the northeastern USA to
      manage AQHA horse shows. She was honored at Region 6’s 10th
      year anniversary for her dedication and hard work.
          Lucille held true to the Vermont principle of the Good Samaritan,
      and always offered a hand to those in need. She was quick with a
      tractor tow from a ditch, or a cup of coffee for a chilled
      neighbor. Lucille was also an avid homeopath and organic
      gardener. Her flowers and vegetables were prolific, and she had
      the scars to prove it. Lucille was a life-long progressive and a
      fierce advocate for the environment and women’s rights. Her
      love for her family, friends, and community was immense, and she
      was loved twofold in return.
            Besides her husband Terry, Lucille leaves behind her four
      daughters, Kelly, Kristine, Bridget, and Karena, her sons-in-law
      Brian Chambers, Timothy Bouvier, Michael “Ike” Krumenacker,
      and Douglas Mulcahey, grandson Dylan Chambers, daughter-in-law
      Jan Tofferi-Epstein, grandson Colby Epstein, and granddaughter
          Betsy Epstein. She also leaves behind her siblings Helen
      (Michael) Huestis, James (Jane) Danyow, June (David) Leffke,
      Sally (George) Torrey, and siblings-in-law George (Louise) Evarts
      and Jean (Carroll) O’Connor, as well as many precious nieces,
      nephews, and cousins. Lucille was preceded in death by her
      parents, brothers Orville Jr. and Alan, sisters-in-law Mary Jane
      Danyow, Gloria Wade, Mary-Louise “Weezy” Austin, Joanne
      Evarts, and son Ronald Epstein.
          Due to COVID-19 precautions, a celebration of Lucille’s life
      will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider
      a donation to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, Vermont Land
      Trust, The Nature Conservancy, or the charity that you believe
      would best honor Lucille’s memory.




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Brian & Pam Ladeau

To All of the Evarts Family…..We are so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.
Always keep the memories close to you hearts.

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes