Donald Webster, 74, active Mason, loved the outdoors


Donald R. Webster, 74, died on March 27, 2012 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Born in Chester, on Aug. 24, 1937, Mr. Webster was a graduate of Chester High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War.

A longtime employee of Combined Insurance and Met-Life, Mr. Webster also drove the Green Mountain Union High School bus and was working at Bond Auto at the time of his death.

Mr. Webster was an active member of the community, working with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and coaching Little League. He was a very active Mason and a member of Olive Branch Lodge #64, Chester, and Black River Lafayette Lodge #85, Ludlow. He was a many time Master and served as a District Deputy Grand Master. He was also a member of Eastern Star, and served as an adviser for DeMolay boys and the Order of Rainbow for girls. He was a member of American Legion Post 67, Chester.

As a lover of the outdoors, Mr. Webster enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.  He also loved playing the trumpet. He had an inquisitive mind and was an avid reader, always interested in learning.

Mr. Webster is survived his wife of 51 years, Janice; his children Donald Jr., Neil and his wife Kim, Alan and his wife Theresa, Jennifer and her husband Terry, Nathan and Veronica; by his siblings Charlie, Richard, Howard, Clara Minch and Marilyn Webster Stocker; and by his grandchiildren Ariana, Emma, Max, Sadie, Gavin, Ted and Vanessa.

Memorial services will be held at Olive Branch Lodge #64, Main Street, Chester, beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1.  A reception follow at MacLaomainn’s Pub.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Olive Branch Lodge #64 in Chester.
Williams River Services assisted the Webster family with arrangements.

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