Ursula Jean Hull, of Wardsboro, VT, aged 57 years, passed away on the evening of March 22, 2022, at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend. She was born August 4, 1964, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Vermont. Ursula was the daughter of Janice Robinson Hull and the late Michael Gordon Hull, and the sister of Michelle Jamie Hull, both of Wardsboro. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Kenneth and Shirley Robinson and Jesse and Dorothy Hull, as well as aunt Charlotte Evans and uncle James Hull. In addition to her mother and sister, she is survived by aunts and uncles Stanley Evans of Dummerston, Norma & Stefan Schernthaner of South Londonderry, Gary & Evelyn Robinson of Alton, Missouri, and Jacqueline Hull and Marcia Waszkiewicz, both of Wallingford, Connecticut, and many, many cousins.
Ursula was a graduate of Buckingham County High School in Buckingham, Virginia, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science degree in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee. After stints at Friendly’s Restaurant and Best Products, she worked at Acme Visible Records in Crozet, VA and the University of Virginia library in Charlottesville, mostly in government documents. She worked for 12 years at Silverchair Information Systems, and rose to be Manager of Custom Publishing Platform Content. After moving to Vermont to be closer to her family, she continued to work as a contractor for Silverchair. She worked seasonally for the Moover, Green Mountain Express, Mount Snow, and recently at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. While living in Wardsboro, she wanted to contribute to her community and took local offices as Justice of the Peace, Cemetery Commissioner, and Lister, as well as administering a local initiative to fly American flags throughout town.
Ursula was meticulous and precise, and held others to the same high standards. She was always aware of and knowledgeable about the world around her. She enjoyed sharing facts and opinions with others, and was active on social media. She showered her late dachshunds, Buck and Gracie, and family dachshunds, Senji and Deuce, with affection. She loved feeding birds, squirrels, and chipmunks and observing animals and plants in nature. While living in Charlottesville and Staunton, she was active in No Shame Theater. Everywhere she went she made lifelong friends. Especially important were those she worked with at Silverchair. In 2013, she was proud to complete the Richmond Marathon after training with her friends. Other interests included reading, listening to music (especially favorites Dwight Yoakam, Social Distortion, Eric Church, and Ramones), taking photographs, playing card and board games, especially Cribbage, and going for drives and walks with her family.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 2, at 11 am at the West Wardsboro Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Wardsboro Town Hall.
Donations may be made in Ursula’s name to Dachshund Rescue of North America, c/o Eileen Pratt, DRNA, 1197 Allaire Loop, The Villages, FL 32163 or Grace Cottage Hospital, PO Box 1, 185 Grafton Road, Townshend, VT 05353, or please feel free to donate to any charity that you knew she supported.
To share a memory or send condolences to Ursula’s family, please visit www.atamaniuk.com.
Published by The Brattleboro Reformer on Mar. 26, 2022.