Genevieve Rose Terry, 87, lifelong resident of the Mad River Valley, passed away peacefully at her home with her son Donald by her side, in the early morning of Thursday February 11, 2021. Born in Waitsfield on January 12, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Mildred (Norris) Long. She married Donald R. Terry on May 6, 1966, in Waterbury Center. Donald passed away on December 5, 2004.
Genevieve was a graduate and valedictorian of the 1952 class of Waitsfield High School. She worked for the National Life Insurance Company of Montpelier and the Vermont Farm Bureau, as a secretary and was known as an excellent typist. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for her entire life, being baptized June 27, 1954. She was very active in her ministry and faithfully attended all the meetings, including assemblies and conventions in many states and Canada.
She loved music and was an excellent pianist, also playing guitar and saxophone; in fact, when given a new instrument, she could quickly learn to play it. She won several piano competitions. She and her father played many school functions and regularly at dances at the Warren Town Hall. She played piano and he played on a violin that he had made himself. She loved to sing in the chorus and especially enjoyed operettas. She had a small dance school, where she taught tap dancing. She enjoyed figure skating, skiing at Mad River Glen, flower and vegetable gardening.
Genevieve was very loyal. She rarely forgot anything you did for her. She was also very faithful in sharing the Bible’s message of hope with everyone who would listen.
She is survived by her son Donald Terry II of Duxbury and her brother Eastman Long of Fayston and many other friends and extended relatives.
Interment services will take place in the spring in the South Duxbury Cemetery. To send online condolences visit www.perkinsparker.com. Assisting the family is Perkins-Parker Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Waterbury.