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NO. R-23. JOINT RESOLUTION in memory of former Representative Maud-Ann Durgin.

(J.R.H. 15)

Offered by: Representatives Hall of Newport City, Kilmartin of Newport City and Obuchowski of Rockingham.

Whereas, Maud-Ann Durgin was a vibrant community leader in Newport City and Orleans County, where her presence was most welcomed in the many organizations to which she belonged, and

Whereas, a native of Rutland, she earned her college degree at the University of Vermont, then resided in the Palau Islands while her husband, Dr. Delmer Durgin, served his nation during the Korean War, and

Whereas, she relocated to Newport City in 1953 as she came north with her husband who was starting a new medical practice in Vermont's most northerly city, and

Whereas, Maud-Ann Durgin was an active participant and leader in many community organizations, including the Vermont Girl Scouts Council, the Orleans County Historical Society, the Newport Federated Women's Club (of which she had served as president), and the American Legion Auxiliary, and

Whereas, her interests in health care were reflected in her memberships in the Northeast Kingdom Mental Health Association, of which she had served as a vice president and the North Country Hospital Auxiliary of which she had served as president, and

Whereas, Maud-Ann Durginís political interests prompted her to join the Newport City Republican Committee and to serve as an elected official, first on the municipal level as a Newport City Justice of the Peace and later for three terms in the Vermont House of Representatives, and

Whereas, aside from her community and political endeavors, Maud-Ann Durgin had a special passion for flying and earned her private pilot's license, and

Whereas, the citizens of Newport City have lost a dedicated community leader who devoted her time and effort to improving the quality of life in Vermont's north country, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the general assembly extends its sympathy to the family of former Representative Maud-Ann Durgin of Newport City, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to her brother, Harry B. Wiggins, in Scottsdale, Arizona.