Donna Ayers

December 15, 1956May 31, 2013

Donna I. Ayers, 56 of Wardsboro, VT passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, May 31, 2013. She was born in Brattleboro on December 15, 1956, the daughter of the late Philip and Louise (Forrest) Rice.

Donna has been a Wardsboro resident for 35 years, previously residing in Wilmington, VT. She was educated in the Wilmington school system, graduating from Wilmington High School. After graduation, Donna worked at several local stores and restaurants where she enjoyed interacting with people. Recently her days have been filled with watching the birds and wildlife off her deck with her family and dog Cocoa. Her greatest and proudest achievement in life was her four children, whom she loved spending time with.

She is predeceased by a sister, Gloria Reiger in 2007, and her mother-in-law, Anna G. Ayers in 2011.

Donna is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Ayers of Wardsboro; a son, William P. Ayers also of Wardsboro; three daughters, Liberty A. Borek and her husband Louis of Maryland; Celina G. Ayers of W. Townshend and Amber A. Ayers and her significant other William J. Ahearn also of W. Townshend; a brother, William Rice and his wife Cill of Bennington; a sister, Janice Knapp of Wilmington; her father-in-law, William W. Ayers of Wardsboro; a brother-in-law, Russell A. Ayers; an Aunt, Marie Siddell of Wardsboro; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There were no calling hours. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, June 8th at 11:00 am at the South Wardsboro First Congregational Church, 33 Newfane Rd. Weather permitting burial will follow at the South Wardsboro Cemetery. Directly after, a reception will be held at the Wardsboro Town Hall. The Ker-Westerlund Funeral Home in Brattleboro is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 8, 2013

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Ray Clark

June 8, 2013

Raymond Clark III & Roger Decato send their condolences to the family.

June 8, 2013

Our deepest condolences for your family during this most difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Chief Woods & Chief Mrs. Woods


June 8, 2013


June 8, 2013

Liberty, it is only recently that you came into my life and I still don't know very much about you. And yet, I was willing to fly over just to attend the service, to be there to support you and your family, because I know that you are very special and I'm hoping to become better friends with you. I am deeply sorry that I didn't get to meet the wonderful woman who raised you, but I know she must went to a wonderful place we all hope to go someday. I really meant it when I told you from that emergency room that I will be there for you no matter where you are if you need me- That's what I do for my friends. So, please remember all you have to do is ask.


June 7, 2013

Liberty, there are really no words that would convey my sympathy for your unimaginable loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, Mr. Ayers, Celina, Amber, Bill and all of your loved ones during this time. If there is anything that you may need, please do not hesitate to call me.


June 7, 2013

Liberty and family,
My deepest sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from the Fort. May the outpouring of love comfort you at this time.