Gamble, Vera

Written by David Green.

Vera Lucille (Borton) Gamble, 96, of Nellysford, Va., died Jan. 20, 2010, at her home.She grew up in Fayette and earned a Life Certificate in education at Bowling Green State College (now Bowling Green State University). She married Harold R. Gamble in 1936 and moved to Toledo where they raised their three daughters.

Vera began her teaching career in a one-room school near her childhood home in Fayette, then became a substitute teacher and then a full-time fifth-grade teacher at DeVeaux School. She earned a bachelor of education degree at Toledo University in 1967.

Following their retirement, the Gambles enjoyed traveling with friends to Elderhostel educational seminars and wintering in Holmes Beach, Fla., for many years. Vera was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

Besides her husband of 73 years, Vera is survived by three daughters, Nancy (and Dan) Pressley of Rehoboth Beach, Del., Martha (and Don) Winston of Tucson, Ariz., and Linda (and Greg) Heuer of Nellysford, Va.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vera Borton Gamble Fund, The Glasgow Series, Fayette Opera House, Box 355, Fayette, OH 43521.

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