LYME, N.H. — A graveside service will be held in the Highland Cemetery in Lyme today (Thursday) Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. for Jean Ethel Bomhower, 85, who died Oct. 6, at Lebanon Center Genesis Eldercare in Lebanon, N.H. Rev. Gail Dimick will officiate.
She was born May 19, 1928 in Hanover, N.H. a daughter of Winslow and Gladys (Burnham) Smith.
After graduating from Hanover High School, Jean attended Northampton Business School before beginning her family. She spent several years raising her family while traveling throughout the United States while her husband served in the Marine Corps before returning to the Upper Valley. She settled in Lyme in 1966, and has lived there since.
Upon her return to the Upper Valley she began working at the Country Fare Restaurant in East Thetford and later began a career as a secretary working at the Dartmouth Medical School and Kendal at Hanover before retiring. In her retirement she enjoyed working with her daughter at the Lyme Flower Shop.
Jean enjoyed camping in her RV, especially trips to Herman Island, Maine and Myrtle Beach, S.C. She also enjoyed music, dancing and in her younger years, snowmobiling. More than anything she enjoyed spending time with her family, particularly her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harold Bomhower, formerly of Lyme; three sons, Frank Cutting and his wife, Dina of Lyme Center, N.H., Lee Cutting of Quechee, Donald Cutting and his wife, Tracy of Lyme Center; four daughters, Patty Bell of Lyme, Debbie Webster of Park Rapids, Minn., Barbie Stanley and her husband, Keith of Enfield, N.H. and Nancy Cutting of Corinth; 10 grandchildren, Samantha, Michael, Cole, Torey, Jesse, Mackenzie, Daniel, Ben, Marnie and Ruth; as well as six great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Julie Bomhower of North Hartland and stepson, Steve Bomhower of Hartford.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Winslow and Wayne Smith; and a sister Joyce Bonnett.
Condolences may be expressed to Jean’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
This obituary first appeared in the October 10, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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