Ray Elson Husk Jr

Ray Elson Husk Jr


Ray Elson Husk, Jr., 92, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019, at his Ferrisburgh home in the loving care of family members and caretakers.  He was born on August 17, 1926, in Charlotte, the son of Ray and Caroline (Black) Husk.  He was one of eleven siblings and is survived by his sister, Joan Essex, and sister, Louise and her husband Jim Parkinson, and predeceased by his siblings, Florence Hawkins, Evelyn Cushman, Isabel Munnett, Marjorie Stygles, Lillian Birkett, Frances O'Connor, John Husk, George Husk, and Neil Husk.

Elson was a dairy farmer, a longtime member of the Ferrisburgh Grange, Farm Bureau member, Addison County Field Days Director, Dairymen’s League member, and 4-H leader.

He enjoyed spending time with his large family, judging hand-mowing contests at Addison County Farm Field Days, and tending to his vegetable garden.

Elson met Anna Stephens in the summer of 1947 while doing what he loved, farming. They married and soon thereafter bought their family farm in Ferrisburgh in 1949. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in March. They raised seven children, Cathy and her husband Bruce Whatley, Warren “Butch” Husk, Ray Husk, Mark Husk, Brian Husk and his wife Cheryl, Kay and her husband Dirk Smits, and Matthew Husk. He leaves behind sixteen grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home, 48 So. Maple St., Vergennes. Funeral services will be held at Ferrisburgh Methodist Church on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Ferrisburgh Center United Methodist Church, 3323 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, followed by interment at Gage Cemetery in Ferrisburgh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vergennes Union High School F.F.A., 50 Monkton Rd., Vergennes, VT 05491.

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes