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Judith Morrill-Billings

June 22, 1925 — September 20, 2021

Judith Mary (Rash) Morrill-Billings passed away peacefully on September 20,2021 at Gill Odd Fellows Nursing Home in Ludlow VT. She was born in Bridgton, ME, June 22, 1925, daughter of Maurice (Dean) Rash and Mary E. (Roberts). She attended elementary schools in NH and VT and high school in Montpelier and Springfield from which she graduated in1943.

She married Edward G. Morrill of Waterford VT on August 7, 1943 and moved to Ludlow VT in 1947 where they built their home and lived for 42 years. She was an active member of the Ludlow United Church, serving as Sunday school teacher, and active member of the United Church Women’s Fellowship (UCW).  She was past-president of Ludlow-Okemo Valley Woman’s Club; she was a member and served as leader of the Ludlow TOPS #17. She served as State Lecturer for Chamber of VT Federation of Women’s Clubs; she was a member of Ludlow VFW Auxiliary #10155; and served as past-president and life-time member of Ballard Hobart American Legion Auxiliary #36.

On September 9 1989 she married Edgar N. Billings Sr. and moved into the log home they built at Lake Willoughby in Westmore, VT. She was a member of the Westmore Community Church and served as clerk for three years; she was a member of Westmore Ladies Aide Club; a member of the Book and Thimble Club of Orleans; and she was a member of the Northeast Civil War Round Table. She was also a member and weight recorder for the Barton TOPS #82.  She enjoyed time with friends as part of the Westmore Red Hat Society; and she volunteered time at the gift shop and served as greeter to visitors at the Stone House Museum in Brownington. She loved spending time with family, cooking and baking, playing Bingo and socializing with friends, crocheting, sewing, crafting, gardening, music and dancing.

Survivors include her children: Kevin Morrill of Ludlow, Susan (Morrill) Gagnon with husband Norman Jr of Ludlow; grandsons and their families: Norman Gagnon III with partner Pam Shea of Stoney Creek Canada, and Sean Gagnon with wife Bonnie of Chester; 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Step-children: Edgar Billings Jr. and wife Loreen with their family of Baltimore, VT, Jeffrey Billings and wife Cindy of Ludlow and their family, Kelly Billings, and Timothy Billings of Ludlow with his family. She is also survived by her sister and families Deanna Mitchell with husband Robert of Randolph, VT, and she also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband Edward G. Morrill in 1980, son David Alex Morrill in 1990, daughter Patricia Ann Morrill in 2015, son Robert Morrill in 2020, and second husband Edgar N Billings Sr. in 2012, brother Morris Rash 2005, sister Grace Pearo 2015; and step-son Neil Billings in 2020.

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