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(J.R.H. 14)

Offered by: Representative Larocque of Barnet.

Whereas, Elmer Faris resided throughout his long life in the village of Mosquitoville, and

Whereas, he was a graduate of Peacham Academy, on whose board of trustees he subsequently served as both a member and its president, and

Whereas, Elmer Faris' professional and personal life centered on the outdoors, and

Whereas, Elmer Faris worked as a dairy farmer, and for 19 years as the chief investigator and enforcement officer for the Vermont Department of Water Resources, and

Whereas, he actively shared his enthusiasm for the outdoors through his membership in many hunting and fishing organizations, and

Whereas, Elmer labored on behalf of the citizens of Barnet as both a selectboard member and school director, and

Whereas, his knowledge of state government, and demonstrated commitment to the civic well-being of his community, prompted his neighbors to elect Elmer Faris to the Vermont House of Representatives for six consecutive terms, and

Whereas, he was devoted to the Presbyterian Church in whose governance he was an active participant, and

Whereas, Elmer Faris cared deeply about preserving the heritage, values, and way of life that historically have been associated with rural northern Vermont, and

Whereas, his many friends in the General Assembly will fondly remember Elmer Faris as the mayor of Mosquitoville in recognition of his role as a much-respected leader in his native village, and

Whereas, for 60 years he was the loving husband of Aline Faris, and was the proud father of one daughter, Patricia and three sons, Kenneth, Douglas and Theodore, and had four grandchildren, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sincere condolences to the family of former Representative Elmer L. Faris, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Mrs. Aline Faris.