Jennie B. BlowAugust 05,2013Jennie B. Blow
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Jennie B. Blow, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction.
She was born May 6, 1928, in Tunbridge, the daughter of Wendall and Florence (Howe) Boyce, and attended schools in Tunbridge and Royalton.
Mrs. Blow worked for a time in local woolen mills but spent most of her life as a cook in area restaurants mostly run by her family, including Lena’s Lunch, Julie’s Now & Then and Crossroad’s Café.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Davis of White River Junction and Melodye Waddell of New London, N.H.; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shyrl Rafus and Mary Mann, both of White River Junction; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Rodney Blow; a son, Stephen Davis; eight siblings, Lena Butterfield, Annabelle Perkins, Barbara Mann, Maxine Mason, Fred Howe, Stanley Boyce, as well as two infant brothers, David and Wendall Boyce Jr.
The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in Branchview Cemetery in South Royalton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brookside Nursing Activities Fund, 1200 Christian St., White River Junction, VT 05001.
For online condolences, visit www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
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