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Patricia (Teachout) Deth

August 11, 1926 ~ December 19, 2022 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Patricia Deth, age 96, died Monday, December 19, 2022 in Morrisville, VT. She was born on August 11, 1926 to Pheletus Henry Teachout and Gertrude Thompson Teachout.

At age six, Patricia helped her family raise two orphaned bear cubs rescued from Burke Mountain. The “Bear Den” was named after them. On April 13, 1946 she married Frank Deth. They lived in Burke Hollow and had a daughter and two sons. In 1957, they moved to East St. Johnsbury and together they ran a beautiful Jersey dairy farm. Before Frank’s death they built a log cabin where Patricia kept many gorgeous flower gardens.

Besides being hands on with all aspects of dairying, she had many hobbies including carpentry, photography, painting, and calligraphy. She also enjoyed traveling and did several bus tours in Canada and the US. Her family enjoyed her homemade bread and home brew.

Patricia lived in Hyde Park for 14 years, tending even more flower gardens and feeding the birds before moving to Morrisville to be close to her daughter, Linda.

Patricia was predeceased by her husband, Frank, her parents, and all five siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Gary) Briggs, her sons; Paul (Linda) Deth, and Rodger Deth and partner Marge Harvey. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Chad Briggs, Seth Briggs and husband Daniel Cardona, Josh Deth and wife Kristine McAllister, Melissa (Rob) Sylvester, great-grandson, Shae Sylvester, and special nephew Leo Teachout.

As per her request, a small, close family gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with des Groseilliers Funeral Home in Hardwick. In her memory, it would be most fitting to plant a tree or shrub. Namaste

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