Vanda Warner

WHITINGHAM - Vanda N. Warner, 81, died peacefully in the company of her family on Monday, September 19.
Born on December 26, 1940, in Bryn Mawr, PA, Vanda was the daughter of Frank Dreby Warner and Lillian Campbell Warner. She graduated summa cum laude from North Adams State College in 1979, where she earned a bachelor’s degree with majors in psychology and philosophy.
Vanda was a lifelong learner and a dedicated educator. Her most rewarding position was being the career counselor at Whitingham and Wilmington High Schools until her retirement in 2002. She was a devoted community member who served on various local boards, including the Whitingham Board of Civil Authorities and Justice of the Peace, the Whitingham Democratic Town Party, as chair; the Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce; and the Whitingham High School Grants for Grads Program, as coordinator.
Vanda was fortunate to have her wit and humor with her until the end. She was actively engaged in current events and would eagerly discuss politics and world affairs with friends and family. Many of her former students stayed in touch with her and she delighted in having conversations with them to learn about their professional and personal accomplishments since their graduation. In addition, she was honored to have been asked by several of her former students to be the officiant of their weddings as she was highly regarded for the personal and meaningful marriage ceremonies she performed.
Vanda was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life Leon Peters. They married on February 14, 1980, and made their home in Whitingham.
She is survived by her daughters V. Tacy Lincoln and husband Howard, and Dana Carolyn Homer; step-daughter Olga Elizabeth Peters; grandchildren Maximilian Campbell Coombs, Addison Warner Coombs, Carter Grant Lincoln and his wife Kaila (Maguire), and Lucy Hallowell Lincoln and her fiance Alex Godin; and great-grandson Theodore Lincoln.
A memorial service is planned for Sunday, October 9, at 2 pm at the Charlemont Federated Church in Charlemont, MA, with a reception to follow. A private interment ceremony will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers consider making gifts in Vanda’s memory to the Deerfield Valley Rescue Squad, the Whitingham Ladies Benevolent Society or the Vermont Food Bank c/o Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences visit

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