Jacqueline Bowers Cross
January 22, 2017

Jacqueline Bowers Cross, 93, died peacefully in Hanover, NH on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Born on June 15, 1923 to Charles and Helen Bomer, Jackie lived on Long Island, NY for most of her early years and attended Smith College.

She is survived by four children; Peter, Charles, Laura, and Elizabeth; three step daughters, Linda, Marjorie and Nora; seven grandchildren, five step grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and two step great grandchildren.

Jackie loved Randolph, NH the location of her "forever" home that was built to her specifications. As a summer and subsequent resident for over 60 years, she loved the close community, engaging in mountain club activities, providing flowers for Randolph church services and creating innumerable memories for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her Randolph property provided a template for her gardens of raspberries, vegetables, flowers and shrubs, created through years of practice and education in landscape design. She kept detailed records of all her plantings. Family, gardening, hiking, golfing and Republican politics filled her life. She was even a member of the New Hampshire Draft Board for many years.

Jackie had a wonderful sense of humor and fun that she shared with all. As she spent more time at Kendal in Hanover, Jackie remained a cheerful participant in all the activities provided, once again claiming the hearts of those around her.

She was predeceased by her brother Steven Bomer and sister Dorothy Fahland, and her husbands, George Bowers and Hershner Cross.

The family will host a memorial this summer in Randolph, NH with details to be forthcoming. Donations may be made to The Randolph Foundation in her name, c/o of Treasurer, P.O. Box 283, Gorham, NH 03581.

Arrangements were by the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, NH.

 

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