Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Obit of Verna (Gillett) Moulton

MOULTON, Verna Lee (Gillett) “Vee” 82, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord, on October 8, 2016, after a brief illness. 
She was born February 20, 1934, in rural Chatsworth, Illinois, the first of six children to Edna M. (Lee) Gillett and Paul M. Gillett. Verna graduated from Chatsworth High School in 1951. She married Danny M. Moulton, Forrest, IL in 1952, and his career in the US Air Force took them on a journey which eventually led to Austin, Texas. Vee’s walk on this planet was bountiful, a life well lived. Together she and Danny created a sanctuary home on Lake Travis near Austin, Texas where deep friendships, their love of the lake, respect for nature and their committed and loving partnership multiplied. Friends and family recall good times sitting with Vee on the back deck drinking a cool one while watching the lake and the hummingbirds guzzling her homemade nectar. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her, including the many cardinals, wrens, finches, doves and other avian friends who dined in style at Vee’s feeders. Whether alone or with others she enjoyed easy listening music, and of course, Elvis. Along side Danny, she also “served her country” as a career civil servant and military wife. Passion was a key ingredient in all of Vee’s endeavors, as she never did anything half way. Business owner, prolific gardener, diligent, artistic and patient doll house miniaturist, accomplished fisherman, Sudoku solver, Master bowler, expert marksman, gourmet fudge maker, skilled water skier, champion of Samoyed dogs, friend, adored wife and mother − all these bore the mark of her vigor, loyalty, dedication and love. Her golf cart became her chariot and lifeline to neighbors, friends and continuous projects on the Lake. Her sanctuary home at the Lake remained “the place” in her Heart. Vee, is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Danny. She is survived by her daughter Terri Patterson (Mike) of Houston, her siblings all of Illinois--Janice Jensen, Piper City, Anita Johnson (Bob) Naperville, Warren Gillett (Melanie) Fairbury, Marlene Fuoss, Fairbury, Darlene Kratz (Jim) Springfield, Sister-in-law Edie Moulton, Fairbury, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family expresses their gratitude to the sensitive caregivers at The Legacy at Crystal Falls, and also extends their deep appreciation to the excellent and caring doctors and nursing staff that attended Vee in the ICU at the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, Texas. She will be laid to rest alongside her husband and soul mate Danny, at The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois (pending). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to a US Veterans Organization of choice or to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 105 S. 6th Street, Chatsworth, IL 60921.

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