Frances “Fran” Prevost of Joe’s Pond/ West Danville, Vermont, passed away peacefully at the Greensboro Nursing home on May 16, 2019, at the age of 100. She was born May 28, 1918, in Montrose, N.Y., daughter of Adrian Duryea and Naomi Marie (Dyckman) Bogardus.
She graduated from Hendrick Hudson H.S. in Buchanan, N.Y. Entering the Mt. Vernon Hospital of Nursing she graduated “First in her Class” with honors as a Registered Nurse in 1939 followed by becoming a stewardess with American Airlines. On one of her flight routes she met Air Force Lieutenant Jules Aime Prevost of St Johnsbury. They were married June 9, 1943, in Rocky Ridge, Ohio. In 1946 while working in China they purchased their property at Joe’s Pond where they built their retirement home that they permanently occupied in 1968.
She is survived by her four children: Jill Brown of Warrenton, Va., Jules E. Prevost of Walden, Vt., John A. Prevost of Vancouver, Wash., David L. Prevost of Portland, Ore.; her daughter-in-law Annette Prevost of Portland, Ore.; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Col. Jules A. Prevost in July 2007 at the age of 91; a son Matthew D. Prevost in April of 2010 at the age of 53; infant son Edouard; an older sister Guinevere Ferris in April of 2014 at the age of 98; a younger brother Adrian Duryea who died at the age of 9; and an Uncle Frank whom she was named after died in France during WWI at the Battle of Belleau Woods.
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 1 at 2 p.m. at the West Danville Methodist Church, later friends may call on the family at the Sayles Funeral Home 525 Summer Street in St Johnsbury for visiting hours between 6-8 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the Danville Green Cemetery at the family plot on June 2 at 1 p.m.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.saylesfh.com.