JESSICA B. LAMPHERE - BARRE CITY - Jessica B. Lamphere, 48, of Tremont Street, died Aug. 21, 2014, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, following a brief illness. Surrounded by family, Jessica passed peacefully into the spirit world to start a new journey. She was born Jessica Ann Bates on Jan. 15, 1966, in Burlington, the daughter of Gerald and Nancy Bates of Williston. She attended Williston schools and graduated from Champlain Valley Union High School in 1984. Jess was an accomplished flutist and played First-Chair in the Vermont Youth Symphony Orchestra. Following high school, Jessica attended the University of Vermont where she graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She went on to teach first and second grade at the Waits River Valley School for 25 years. Jessica loved teaching, reading and will be missed by the WRVS staff, parents and students. Her principle membership was the National Education Association. In 2001, she wed Michael C. Lamphere of Barre and in 2003 they had a son, Jacob Raymond Lamphere. Jessica loved music, reading, floating and spending quiet weekends at her family's camp in the mountains. She was an excellent cook and loved to bake. She leaves behind her loving husband, and son, Jacob; mother, Nancy Bates of Williston; sister, Jennifer Safford of Elmore; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. She was predeceased by her father. Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Waits River Valley School, 6 Waits River Valley Road, East Corinth, VT 05040.
Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home - Barre
7 Academy Street, Suite 1 Barre, VT 05641
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Aug. 24, 2014