Obituary for Tai Preston
Tai (Henderson) Preston, 94, of Winooski, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday July 5, 2017. She was born on August 9, 1922 in New Zealand daughter of the late George and Kuini (Campbell) Henderson.
Tai was a frugal, hard working woman with an enormous strength of character. Self educated, she was known to speak and write with poetic finesse. In her generous support to family, church and friends, Tai donated much of her time to the local food bank and church rummages. She was also a seamstress by profession who kept her extended family supplied with pot holders, tote bags and dish clothes; and a master organic gardener who fed practically her whole neighborhood.
She is survived by her son Nathan Preston of Winooski, three daughters Louise Nisbet and husband Conrad of Maine, Hez Boudreau and husband Gary of Virginia, Elizabeth Preston of South Carolina, sister-in-law Enid Prebor of North Carolina, a very special niece Emma Chaplin and husband James of Highgate Falls, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, many close relatives and friends and her lovely New Zealand family.
Tai was also predeceased by her husband Davis and two sons Arthur and Irwin.
Per the wishes of Tai there will be no public visiting hours. A graveside service will be held on Monday July 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the family lot in Hope Cemetery, Route 104A, Georgia. Memorial contributions in Tai’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children – Springfield, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104. The family also invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.