Violet P. Golden Hancock, 88
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 aide for the Head Start program and later worked as the playground supervisor for 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; Stanley Franklin Golden and wife, Geraldine Willey of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; four daughters: Linda Jean Bishop and husband John Jr. of Hancock, Md.; Cynthia A. Trail and husband Larry of Warfordsburg; Kathy Sue Hixon and husband Allan Jr. of Hancock; Jacqueline Lee McFadden and husband Dwayne of Needmore; one sister, Mary Frances McPeak of Needmore; 15 grandchildren; a number of stepgrandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren; a number of step-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchil- dren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Clara Jackson; two grandsons ,and one granddaughter.
Service were held Saturday July 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. officiated, along with a reading by Chaplain Dick Bernard. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2 East High Street, Hancock, MD 21750.
Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, was in charge of arrangements.