Violet Pauline Golden, 88, of Hancock, Md., died Thursday July 19, 2012, at her home.
Born Feb. 5, 1924, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle T. Brady Jackson, and the widow of John Robert "Bob" Golden, who died Oct. 10, 2010.
She was a life member of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years.
She was a homemaker and a Cub Scout den mother, and worked with the Community Action Council Migrant Daycare Program.
She had been employed by the Washington County Board of Education as a teachers' 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, Pa., and Stanley Franklin Golden and wife, Geraldine Willey, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; four daughters, Linda Jean Bishop and husband, John Jr., of Hancock, Cynthia A. Trail and husband, Larry, of Warfordsburg, Kathy Sue Hixon and husband, Allan Jr., of Hancock, and Jacqueline Lee McFadden and husband, Dwayne, of Needmore, Pa.; one sister, Mary Frances McPeak of Needmore; 15 grandchildren; a number of stepgrandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a number of stepgreat-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Clara Jackson; two grandsons; and one granddaughter.
A service will be Saturday July 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. will officiate, with a reading by Chaplain Dick Bernard. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.
The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock, MD 21750.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.grovefh.com.