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Brattleboro - Beverly Isabel (Ingalls) Lynch of Brattleboro, VT, passed away Monday, December 5th. She was the beloved wife for 67 years of the late Thomas B. Lynch, and the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Sullivan) Ingalls of Danville, VT.

During her early life, her family relocated to Brattleboro, VT where Beverly graduated from high school and was the Captain of the girls' basketball team and the only female speaker for her class graduation in 1941. After high school, she worked for the Holstein-Fresian Assoc. in Brattleboro.

Bev and Tom were married in 1945 and throughout Tom's career, Bev and he lived in various places in the U.S. and abroad in Orleans, France, Okinawa, Japan and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Okinawa, Bev lived in a Quonset hut with no running water, working as a secretary for the U.S Army. When her husband, Tom, was selected to work in a diplomatic assignment as an Assistant Army Attache to Vernon Walters in Rio de Janeiro, Bev attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA in preparation and graduated at the top of the Portuguese language class. She also attended the State Department class for foreign service wives.

Upon her husband's retirement, she returned to Brattleboro working at the Brooks Library and later in the office of Doctor Clyde Newton. Bev was a nature lover and maintained a backyard that was designated a nature preserve by the National Wildlife Federation. She treasured the company of six Dachshunds, the last being Katrinka.

Bev leaves a step-brother, Brad Ingalls and his wife, Carol of Maine, and her brother-in-law, Roland Anderson. In addition, she leaves her nieces and nephews, Donna Gouin and her husband, John of the Villages, FL, Tom Anderson and his wife, Laura of Wethersfield, CT, Jason Ingalls of Gardiner, ME, Shelly Clough of Oakland, Maine, and her great nephews and nieces, Jonathon Gouin and his wife, Stephanie, Jim Gouin and his wife, Kara, Keli & Elena Anderson, Sierra Cough and several grand nieces and nephews.

She also leaves many friends, one of whom is her neighbor and dear friend, Joanie Pinilla of Brattleboro, VT who answered a special call for Bev in her time of need.

She was predeceased by her brother, Duane, and sister-in-law, Jeanne Anderson (Roland's wife) of Brattleboro.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to all those who cared for and spent time with Bev at the Thompson House.

SERVICES: A service will be celebrated on Saturday, December 10 at 1pm at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home. A private burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Thompson House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, P.O. Box 1117, Brattleboro, VT 05302 or the Windham County Humane Society, PO Box 397., Brattleboro, VT 05302.

To sign an online guestbook with messages of condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com

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Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Dec. 8, 2016
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