Janet Nancy Stowell
1938 - 2014 TOWNSHEND Janet Nancy Stowell, 76, of Grafton Road, a lifelong resident of the West River Valley, died early Saturday morning, July 19, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Janet was born in West Townshend on Jan. 13, 1938, the daughter of Donald and Ruth (Ballantine) Gould. She was raised and educated in Townshend and was a graduate of Leland & Gray Seminary, Class of 1956. For many years she served as Lister and various offices for the town of Townshend and she also drove the school bus in the Townshend area on a part-time basis. She loved her home and family and was a faithful and devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Janet enjoyed helping others and was very active within her community. Of her civic activities, she served as membership chairman for the American Legion Auxiliary, West River Post #16, was a representative for Townshend and served on the Board of Senior Solutions, and was an active member of the Leland & Gray Alumni Association. Additionally, Janet was a member and served as treasurer of the Townshend Ladies Church Circle and was a member of the Happy Homemakers Club. On Dec. 30, 1967, in Grafton she was married to Irvin P. Stowell who survives. Besides her husband of 46 years, she leaves one son, Mitchell Putnam of Townshend; three daughters, Laurie Nystrom of Townshend, Sarah Stark of Hinsdale, N.H., and Andrea Royce of Townsend; two brothers, John Gould of Lyndonville and Larry Gould of Townshend; two sisters, Martha Morrison of Brookline and Mary Merrill of Townshend; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister, Betty Eriksen. FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside committal services will be conducted Thursday, July 31, at 1:30 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery in Townshend. There are no calling hours at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Janet's name may be made to Leland & Gray Alumni Association, Townshend Ladies Church Circle or Grace Cottage Hospital. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence to the family, please visit www.atamaniuk.com
. Arrangements are under the direction of the ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME.