Evelyn U. McCullough
BROWNSVILLE, Vt. — Evelyn U. McCullough, 87, died peacefully at home May 1, 2017, surrounded by her husband and family.
Evelyn was born in Petersham, Mass., on Dec. 20, 1929, to the late Harry and Dora (Bryant) Upham.
She leaves behind her devoted husband of 47 years, Clayton Richard McCullough; and her children, Brenda (Jim) Burke of Fairview Heights, Ill.; Luanne (Keith) Lyman of Orange, Mass.; Susan L. Guy of Windsor, Vt.; Carol (Bob) Swanson of Grand Junction, Col.; Michael (Peggy) Pierson of Phillipston, Mass.; Gary (Mary) Pierson, of Claremont, N.H.; and Juliet Sumner and fiancee Rob Davis of Claremont, N.H. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren (plus two due later this year), and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her siblings Donald, Dorothy, Clifford, Glenn and Lloyd; her first husband Robert N. Pierson; a grandson and two great-grandchildren.
Family members and friends fondly remember her adventurous life. For her 80th birthday she and five family members parachuted at Jumptown in Orange. In 1972, she drove an RV across the country with her six children ranging in age from under 1 to 18. She was hoping to take another ride on a motorcycle. Evelyn loved walks in the woods, bird watching and gardening. She was an accomplished knitter and seamstress, and oil painter and had worked in the nursing field for many years, having earned her licensed vocation nursing degree.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Food Pantry at Hartland Universalist Unitarian Church, P.O. Box 75, Hartland Four Corners, VT 05049 or the Epilepsy Research Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Ste. 200, Landover, MD 20785.