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Obituary: Wendy Golden Davidson, 1945-2015, Burlington 

Published September 10, 2015 at 4:00 a.m. | Updated September 11, 2015 at 12:31 p.m.

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Wendy Golden Davidson of Burlington, passed away from cancer, on August 22, 2015, at the Respite House in Williston.

Wendy was born in Rockville, Maryland, on May 29, 1945, to Martha and Samuel Davidson. She accomplished many amazing goals in her life, attending the Stockbridge school in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Highlander Camp in Tennessee, and Goddard College (’71) in Plainfield, Vermont. She worked as a Montessori educator in Sarasota, Florida, coordinator at the San Francisco Zen Center, writer and artist exploring both London and Paris, and lastly, providing direct services for those elders facing a final passage in their life. Some of her exploration of film and writing is archived at Goddard. Her collected works of the literary arts was well known, and both an indoor community lending library and little outdoor sharing library is in the works where hundreds of her books from astrology through Zen meditation could be shared. Her friends came from all walks of life, and she was often sought for her wisdom and compassion. In addition to the many friends left behind, is her cousin, Sheila Werner, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. We wish to thank both the Respite House of Williston for their conscientious support during her final journey and Stephen Gregory and Sons Crematorium of South Burlington, Vermont. A memorial service of remembrance and celebration will happen at the Queen City Park Community Room and the beautiful green, in South Burlington, Vermont on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 1 p.m. It will be a potluck, sharing of Wendy’s writings, and all friends are welcome to attend and tell their stories of her. We follow with a walk to her favorite spot in Red Rocks Parks for spreading not only her ashes but of her mother’s, that she had kept and wished to be sent forward at passing. Donations to the Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495 would be gladly appreciated.

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