Vermont Country Store Co-Founder Mildred Ellen Orton Dies
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Mildred Ellen Orton, who co-founded the Vermont Country Store with her husband, has died. Orton died at her home in Weston, Vt. last week at the age of 99. Her son, Lyman Orton, who now owns the mail order company with his three sons, says she did the paperwork and bookkeeping for more than 30 years for the company she and her husband, Vrest, started in 1946.