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Elizabeth "Jean" Ekwall

1923 - 2015 BENNINGTON Elizabeth "Jean" Ekwall, died on Monday, January 19, 2015 in Boston, MA. She was born in 1923 in Narberth, PA to Anne McCaig from Belfast, Ireland and Frederic Anderson, of Finnish descent. Jean was the first official employee of Bennington Pottery and married John A. Ekwall of Pori, Finland in 1958. The family started out in Bennington, VT, but through John's career in furniture manufacturing, went on to live in NY, IL and NC where John taught furniture manufacturing at NC State for over 30 years. Jean was a mentor in art and life to many people over the years. She is survived by her three children; (Bengt, Mark and Lizzie), and their spouses, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 18, 2015
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