Isla M. Proven, 87, Depauville

DEPAUVILLE, NY —  Isla M. Proven, 87, of State Route 12, Depauville, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY, where she had been a patient since Nov. 24.

Born Sept. 15, 1932, in Hammond, NY, she was a daughter of George J. and Esther Robinson Norton, she attended local area schools.

A marriage to Glenn Proven ended in divorce.

Isla worked in housekeeping for the Seaway Inn, Clayton, NY and Capt. Thomson’s Resort, Alexandria Bay, NY, for many years.

She enjoyed knitting, crafting, spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Eckert and her companion, Bruce Moore, Depauville, NY; two sons, Rick Proven, Rodman, NY and Kevin Proven, Dexter, NY; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents, five sisters, Betty Jean Proven, Lena Case, Iva Storey, Ruth Lester and Vera Norton, four brothers, Harold Norton, William Norton, Kenneth Norton and Paul Norton, all died previously.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY, with Pastor Earl LaLone officiating. Burial will be in Stone Mills Cemetery in the spring.

Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

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