Henry Lamont Markison

Funeral Services: January 1, 1970

Henry (Hank) Lamont Markison II passed peacefully on July 31 at home, in the company of his son and daughter in West Danville, Vermont. He was born in Hardwick, Vermont to Henry Lamont Markison, Sr. and Anna (Hill) Markison. After the drowning death of his father (WWI VFW member) in 1929, the family moved to the VFW Home in Eaton Rapids with his mother and sister where his mother, Anna became a housemother at the home. He recollected of the home having cows, an apple orchard, silent movies and a school bus with a wooden frame. Hank was sent to live with family and Greensboro, Vermont in 1942, and at the age of 17, joined the Army, where he was assigned to the Field Artillery, 25th Division in Japan. He became a lifelong member of the VFW in 1947. Hank was married to Mary (Baker) Dimond of Charlotte from 1960 until her passing in 1996.

Hank was a private pilot, restored Model T Fords, enjoyed building and fixing things, and in good fun, mercilessly teased everyone around him. He was a great benefactor of the VFW and the DAV (Disabled American Veterans).

Hank was predeceased by his parents; sister, Hazel V. Miller; and his beloved wife, Mary (Baker Dimond) Markison.

He is survived by his son, Henry Lamont Markison III; daughter, Lynda Markison; stepchildren, Kathy Edington, Mary Pat (Dave) Haigh, Lorrie Louckes, Richard Dimond; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He left us to be with his wife, Mary, whom he cherished and loved.

On his birthday, August 9, and in accordance with his wishes, Hank’s ashes were placed on the property of his ancestors in his home state of Vermont. Eternal rest granted unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.