Jean A. Siewers, 77, Was Volunteer at Felix Neck
Jean Armstrong Siewers, 77, of Price's Way, Edgartown, died at her residence surrounded by family on Saturday, June 22. She was the wife of the late Lawrence B. Siewers.
Born in Boston on Nov. 11, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Thomas C. and Tye (Wilson) Armstrong. She grew up living in many places as the daughter of a public health service administrator, which was her first introduction to Martha's Vineyard.
Upon her graduation from Keuka College, she married Lawrence B. Siewers and had her three children while residing in Albany, N.Y., prior to moving to Kingston, N.Y.
Jean worked for many years as a social worker before moving back to Martha's Vineyard. While living on the Island, she managed the Katama Shores Inn for several years prior to retiring in 1995. She volunteered her time at the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and was involved with the Island Theatre Workshop and the Vineyard Nursing Association.
She is survived by Elizabeth and Melvin Hauck of Edgartown; Carolyn B. Siewers and Leslie Surprenant of Palenville, N.Y.; Jacqueline and Meikle Gardener of Standish, Me., and her three grandchildren, Kristopher and Morgan Hauck and Olivia Siewers-Surprenant. She also leaves her beloved dog, Buttons, and cat, Cici.
Relatives and friends will be invited to attend a graveside memorial service in the autumn.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to either Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, One Hospital Way, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or to Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, P.O. Box 494, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.