Brenda Vandervort

Brenda Joyce Vandervort, 69, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 28, 1951, in Fairmont; the daughter of the late Donald Earl and Orpha Lucille (Carter) Powell.

Brenda graduated from Morgantown High School and Alderson Broaddus University. She retired from Robert F. Kennedy Center as the Health Service Administrator in Morganton. Brenda loved to travel and was a volunteer for the less fortunate.

Brenda is survived by her sons, Donald “Donnie” Firn and his wife Jennifer, of Morgantown, and Ray “Sonny” Firn and his wife Amber, of Janesville, Wis.; her grandchildren, Sam Firn, Carson Firn, Rylan Firn, Madison Firn and Marin L. Firn; her great-granddaughter, Lyra Firn; her brother, Colby Powell and his wife Sarah “Dee,” of Fairmont; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by her husband, Hue S. Vandervort Jr.; and her brother, Donald E. “Donnie” Powell Jr.

Family and friends are welcome to attend at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 5-8 p.m., Monday. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 25, with Pastor Randy Vincent officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah Cemetery.