1924 — 2021
Gjessing Date of Birth: 10/3/1924 Date of Death: 3/9/2021 Place of Death: Westmore, VT Gjessing Date of Birth: 10/3/1924 Date of Death: 3/9/2021 Place of Death: Westmore, VT Ruth Reid Gjessing (1924-2021) Ruth Reid Gjessing?nurse, businesswoman, conservationist, matriarch, advocate for homeless animals, and indefatigable champion of worthy causes?died at her home in Westmore, Vermont, on March 9, following a year of declining health. She was 96. At different times during her long and active life, she lived in Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, and Cali, Colombia; but she was a Vermonter through and through. In her independence and directness, she epitomized Yankee pluck. One of her...