Violet FITCH

Name: Violet FITCH  R0135a 
Died:Dec 2006  
Buried: 28 Dec 2006  Wootton Bassett, Somerset, England
Spouse 1Robert GUMBLETON
(Died 2005 Chippenham RD, Wiltshire, England)
From the The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald, first published Thursday 28th Dec 2006.

The funeral of Violet Maud (Joan) Gumbleton, 90, of Wootton Bassett, was conducted by the Rev Thomas Woodhouse at Kingsdown Crematorium.

Mrs Gumbleton was married to Burma Star veteran Bob Gumbleton, who died in September 2005.

She was known as Joan in Wootton Bassett where she was a former Avon cosmetics consultant. The name given to her when she was an evacuee to save confusion with another evacuee called Vi. On her return home she became Vi again, but later reverted to Joan.

Mr & Mrs Gumbleton lived at Fulham before retiring in 1978 to Wootton Bassett, where they made many friends. They enjoyed visiting country pubs and exploring the countryside. Mrs Gumbleton's Avon round brought her into contact with many people who became her friends.

She was devoted to her family and, although latterly her mobility was limited, she enjoyed regular contact by phoning family and friends - including her son Roy, who visited from Australia last year.

Wartime songs by Vera Lynn were included in the service and the funeral ended with We'll Meet Again. 

1 Jun 1939 1939 Register: Violet M Gumbleton living in Fulham Fulham 1939 Register
1955 Violet M GUMBLETON living at 2 Elmstone Road Fulham, Middlesex, England Electoral rolls
2006 Dec Death registration of Violet Maud Gumbleton Swindon RD, Wiltshire, England Civil registration death registers
28 Dec 2006 Burial of Violet Maud (Joan) GUMBLETON Wootton Bassett, Somerset, England Burials index
22 Jan 2007 Will of Violet Maud Gumbleton None View details

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