SOMERSWORTH - Betty Jeanette (Kean) Bruchert, 91, passed away peacefully at Rochester Manor on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, with her daughter by her side.
She was born January 3, 1922, in Painesville, Ohio, the daughter of Will and Clara (Rogerson) Kean. She had two older sisters, Dorothy and Gladys.
As a young girl, she moved to Hollywood, Florida, with her family. It was there that she graduated high school and completed secretarial training. She was employed with an insurance company during World War II when she met the love of her life, a young Navy man named William Bruchert. They were happily married for 63 years and were known as a couple, Bill and Betty. It is a great comfort to know they are now reunited.
After Bill's retirement from Southern Bell, they lived in Livingston, Montana, for a number of years before touring the country and making several trips overseas. They enjoyed many adventures during their travels. In the late 1990s, they settled in Somersworth, New Hampshire, to be near their daughter.
Betty was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, her husband and her sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Sherry B. Rowell and her husband Mark of Rochester; her granddaughters Jenny R. Pedersen and her husband Mark of Nottingham and Susan R. Leifer and her husband Jeff of Huntley, Illinois; and her great-grandchildren Addy, Max and Gus Leifer and Sawyer Pedersen. She is also survived by a nephew, Roger Sutliff of Miramar, Florida.
The family would like to thank the staff at Rochester Manor for the exceptional care they provided to Betty.
The family will have a private celebration of Betty's life.
Cremation is under the care of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester, N.H. 03867.
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