May 24, 2018


Kenneth L. Isham, 85, of Williston and Burlington, a longtime resident of Burlington Health and Rehab, passed away peacefully April 22, 2014, with his loving children by his side. He was born Oct. 28, 1928, in St. George, Vt., the son of the late George and Sylvia Isham. Ken or Kenny or Bugger, as he was called by his family and friends, joined the Marines as a young man and served for 14 years. He then enlisted in the Army and served for 16 years. He was proud to serve his country. Ken worked for Eastern States, a grain company in Essex, and Bob Marcotte for many years. He enjoyed horseshoes, camping, farming, collecting eggs from his chickens, and was an avid Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ken leaves his children, Darlene of Williston, Tim and Lin, and Daniel and Emily of Hinesburg, Sara and Ted Lavallee of Westford, and Neil and partner, Bill Smith, of Arizona; siblings, George and Elenor Isham, Charlotte Marcotte, Rod and Jean Isham, Shirley Miles, Elizabeth and Ed Eno, Evelyn and Jim McSweeny, Alvin and Judy Isham, David and Ginger Isham, Truman Isham, Marion and Pete Brooks, and Margaret Kimball; grandchildren, Dustin and Diana Stearns, Heather and Gordie Little, Victoria, Ben and Olivia Isham, Ashley and Daniel Isham Jr., and Tonya Isham; great-grand- children, Trinity, Jacoby, Noelle Stearns, Logan and Lilyana Little, and Connor Isham; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased his son, Allen; his parents, George and Sylvia Isham; sister, Barbara Ingelson and husband, Jim; brother, Donald; brother-in-law, Bob Marcotte; and niece, Rhonda Warren. The family would like to thank Burlington Health and Rehab for the care Ken received over the past four and a half years. A funeral service was held at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home in Essex Junction on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Burial will be held at a later date.

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