Joan Lee Ormsbee1

F, #6862, b. Jul 16, 1939, d. Sep 5, 2020
Father*Forrest Cassius Ormsbee2 b. Jul 9, 1885, d. Mar 25, 1969
Mother*Weltha Myrtle Magoon2 b. Dec 29, 1889, d. Jul 22, 1961
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Chronological Events

Birth*Jul 16, 1939 Joan Lee Ormsbee was born on Jul 16, 1939 at Barre, Washington County, Vermont, United States.2 
 She was the daughter of Forrest Cassius Ormsbee and Weltha Myrtle Magoon.2 
Marriage*Oct 17, 1957 Joan Lee Ormsbee married Leland Eric Kennison, son of Al Dana Kennison and Lottie Frances Thomas, on Oct 17, 1957 at Newport, Orleans County, Vermont, United States.2 
Marriage*May 28, 1982 Joan Lee Ormsbee married Kenneth Edward McDonald, son of Merle Gordon McDonald and Ethelwyn Cristina Davidson, on May 28, 1982 at West Charleston, Orleans County, Vermont, United States.2 
Death*Sep 5, 2020 Joan Lee Ormsbee died on Sep 5, 2020, at age 81 at Maple Lane Nursing Home, Barton, Orleans County, Vermont, United States.3 
ObituarySep 7, 2020  OBITUARY: Loving Mom, Grandmother and Great Mama, Joan L. McDonald, 81 of Derby, Vermont passed away peacefully at Maple Lane Nursing Home on the early morning of Saturday, September 5, 2020. Joan was born on Sunday, July 16, 1939 in Barre, VT to the late Weltha Magoon and Forest Ormsbee.

Joan spent her childhood years in Barre and waitressed in her younger days. She met her first love, Leland Kennison and they married on October 17, 1957 and he predeceased in November of 1971. Joan worked at Slalom and Bogner of America in Newport for years sewing and mending clothes. She knitted hats and mittens and donated to local elementary schools and Ronald McDonald Foundation for children. She also made teddy-bear outfits for the Sheriff’s department. Joan met her second love, Kenneth McDonald and they married on May 28, 1982 and he predeceased in October of 2017.

She is survived by her children, Dana Kennison of Derby, Kim Dupuis and her husband Raymond of Irasburg, Tracy Costa and her husband Dave of Island Pond, also by her grandchildren Tina Royer and her husband Derek of Newport Center, Michelle Aiken and her husband James of Derby, Amanda Hastings, of Derby, David Hicks of Michigan, Shaun Hastings of Derby, and Eric Dupuis and his wife Sarah of Irasburg, Dominic Costa of Newport, Joshua Kuhaneck of Island Pond and by her great-grandchildren, Kristopher Aiken, Jayden Aiken, Henry Bean, Landen Dupuis, Noah Dupuis, Harper Dupuis, Avery Royer, Kensi Royer, Bentley Cartee and Adalynn Jones. She is also survived her brother, Kenneth and his wife, Rose Ormsbee of Paris, Texas, Francis and his wife, Millie of Newport, and Janice and her husband, Earl Heath of Montgomery, Alabama and her very special brother in law, Gary Carter, of Plainfield, Vermont. Gary Carter always took the ladies out for special Sunday lunch. Joan is predeceased by her sister in law, Opal Judd and special niece, Marilyn Nadeau. She is predeceased by her parents, Weltha Magoon and Forest Ormsbee, her brothers, Elroy Davio, Robert Davio, Elwood Davio and her sister, Alma Blay. Joan is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She enjoyed her knitting, crocheting, spending time with her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Her funeral services will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:30am at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport with services held by Chaplin Michel “Mickey” Richards. Donations in memorial can be made to Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 37 Elmwood Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05401. Please follow CDC Guidelines and please wear a mask. On-line condolences at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home & Cremation Service locally family owned and operated.

Published online at - 07 September 2020.3
Burial*Sep 12, 2020 She was buried on Sep 12, 2020 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Newport, Orleans County, Vermont, United States, as stated in the obituary.4 

Family 1

Leland Eric Kennison b. Aug 23, 1937, d. Nov 24, 1971

Family 2

Kenneth Edward McDonald b. Feb 17, 1948, d. Oct 6, 2017


  1. [S4094] State of Vermont, Death Record - Vermont -
  2. [S2194] State of Vermont, Marriage Record - Vermont -
  3. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.
  4. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check, Death Certificates &
  5. [S1094] State of Vermont, Birth Record - Brith Record -