Leicester woman was chair of school board

Longtime Leicester resident Christine Lurk Brush, age 91, died Dec. 12, 2007 at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury, following a short illness. She was born Sept. 14, 1916, in West Lebanon, N.H., the daughter of Henry from Brooklyn, N.Y., and Elva (Warren) Lurk from Stowe, Vt. She attended schools in West Lebanon, N.H. and West Hartford, Conn. Brush married Donald C. Brush of Leicester on July 18, 1942. She worked briefly as secretary in the Office of the Dean of Women at Middlebury College. She was the chairwoman of the Leicester School Board for many years including the transition from five one-room school houses to the building of the Leicester Central School. Brush was honored for her work by the Vermont Department of Education. She was an active member of the Brandon Garden Club, Leicester Homemakers Club, Lake Dunmore Sailing Club, Fern Lake/Lake Dunmore Association and the Brandon Bone Builders. Brush enjoyed homemaking, cooking, reading, singing and many outdoor activities with her family including swimming, sailing, skating, cross country and downhill skiing, gardening, campfires and parties. She went iceboating with her son up until age 89.

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