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(J.R.H. 192)

Offered by: Representatives Miller of Shaftsbury, Colvin of Bennington, Freed of Dorset, Hoag of Woodford, Krawczyk of Bennington, Livingston of Manchester, Molloy of Arlington, Morrissey of Bennington, Palmer of Pownal, Pembroke of Bennington, Rusten of Halifax and Waite of Pawlet.

Whereas, Roberta Haynes was an extraordinarily energetic and much beloved teacher, club woman, political activist and community volunteer in Shaftsbury, and

Whereas, only after working as a teacher's aide at the Shaftsbury School, managing an S & H Green Stamp redemption outlet and working at the Price Chopper Supermarket, did she finally cease her compensated employment at the sprightly age of 85, and

Whereas, Roberta Haynes was a dedicated public servant and served in several municipal and regional posts, including justice of the peace, chair of the Shaftsbury Board of Civil Authority, town auditor and member of the Bennington County Regional Planning Commission, and

Whereas, long a political activist, she held the position of Shaftsbury Democratic Party chair and also sat on the party's state committee, and

Whereas, the passions of Roberta Haynes were diverse and included history, music, horticulture and the visual arts, as reflected in her membership or volunteer work for the Bennington Museum, the Park McCullough House and Foundation, the Shaftsbury Garden Club of which she had been President and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and

Whereas, she assumed a leadership role both locally and on the state and national level in the Business and Professional Women's Club, and

Whereas, fond memories of Roberta Haynes' robust energy, concern for improving her community and lively personality will be missed by her many friends and her two sons George and Rick, her sister Viola, her six grandchildren and her four great-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 Roberta Haynes on the death of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Roberta Haynes' granddaughter, Robin Haynes Gardner.