Violet Pauline Golden, age 88, of Hancock, Md., died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at her home.
Born February 5, 1924, in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle T. Brady Jackson, and the widow of John Robert “Bob” Golden, who died October 10, 2010.
She was a life member of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years.
She was a homemaker, a Cub Scout den mother, and worked with the Community Action Council Migrant Daycare Program.
She had been employed with the Washington County Board of Education as a teacher's aid for the Headstart Program, and later worked as a playground supervisor for the Hancock Elementary School
She was an avid reader, very artistic, enjoyed doing crafts, and at the age of 45, learned to crochet, which became her favorite hobby.
She is survived by three sons, Robert D. Golden, Sr., of Horntown, Va., Dennis K. Golden and wife, Sue Duvall, of Warfordsburg, Pa., Stanley Franklin Golden and wife, Geraldine Willey, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; four daughters, Linda Jean Bishop and husband, John, Jr., of Hancock, Cynthia A. Trail and husband, Larry, of Warfordsburg, Pa., Kathy Sue Hixon and husband, Allan, Jr., of Hancock, and Jacqueline Lee McFadden and husband, Dwayne, of Needmore, Pa.; one sister, Mary Frances McPeak, of Needmore, Pa.; fifteen grandchildren; a number of step-grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; a number of step-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Clara Jackson; two grandsons; and one granddaughter.
A service will be held on Saturday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt, Jr. will officiate, with reading by Chaplin Dick Bernard. Burial will be in the adjoining Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 West Main Street, Hancock, Md.
The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 2 East High Street, Hancock, Md. 21750
Online condolences will be accepted at www.grovefh.com