May 8, 1944 — December 2, 2017 GLENS FALLS — Gretchen (VanDien) Fish Miner, 73, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her spouse, children and siblings following a long illness. She was born May 8, 1944 in Granville, the daughter of Myron and Viola (Lindsay) VanDien. She graduated from Poultney High School in Vermont and went on to receive a cosmetology license. She married Donald Miner in Glens Falls on Aug. 12, 2000. Gretchen enjoyed antiquing, reading, gardening, sewing, crafts and shopping. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She worked many years in retail and retired from Cumberland Farms as a store manager.
Gretchen was predeceased by her father, Myron VanDien; a brother, Stephen VanDien; and a daughter, Laurie Ann Fish.
Gretchen is survived by her husband, Donald Miner, Jr. of Glens Falls; mother, Viola VanDien of Queensbury; son, Jeffrey Fish of Glens Falls; son, Vernon (Debbie) Fish of Newport, Vermont; daughter, Heather (James) Barton of South Glens Falls; sister, Jean (Richard) Greene of Wakeforest, North Carolina; brother, Peter (Susan) VanDien of Saranac Lake; stepdaughter, Tara (Alan) Howard of Eagle Mountain, Utah; stepson, Justin (Katie) Miner of Queensbury; and stepson, Andrew Miner of Spanish Fork, Utah. She also leaves behind brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A special thank you to the Palliative Care team, especially Sharon Shannon for her kindness and compassion.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Singleton Sullivan Potter Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the funeral home.
Burial will immediately follow at Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Pawlet, Vermont.
A reception to celebrate Gretchen’s life will follow the burial at 4 p.m. at 15 Pine Road, South Glens Falls, NY 12803.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gretchen Miner Memorial Fund, c/o Glens Falls National Bank.
To leave the family an online condolence, visit www.sbfuneralhome.com.