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John Alexander WhitcombSeptember 8, 1927 ~ June 29, 2017 (age 89)
John Alexander Whitcomb
John (Jack) Whitcomb passed away at his farm in Essex June 29, 2017. He was born September 8, 1927 in Burlington, VT. Jack was the son of Harold and Jeanne (Lamb) Whitcomb. In 1952 he married Barbara Doenges. They had three sons, David, Thomas and Scott. He was well known as a dairy farmer for most of his life. He enjoyed being with his family. Barbara died of cancer in 1993 and he later remarried Bettejayne F. Chastenay. They enjoyed traveling and living in Jericho. Jack was a member of the Mt. Mansfield Lodge #26 at Jericho and the O.E.S. Mary C. Burdick Chapter No. 6 at Jericho and Temple Chapter #76 O.E.S. at Williston. Jack was predeceased by his first wife Barbara, their son Scott and his brothers Harold and George. Jack is survived by his wife Bettejayne, his sons David and his wife Marie Whitcomb and Thomas and his wife Karen Whitcomb; his sister Nancy and her husband William Kinney. Bettejayne's son Seth Chastenay and daughter Susan Malley. Grandchildren Kendra, Lindsey, Emily, Chris, Thomas-John, Mariah, Steven, Aiyana, Trever, and Colleen; great-grandchildren Madison, Evelyn, Owen, Jacob, Travis, Meg, Stella, Anabelle, Ben, Charlotte, Dagen, Jarod, and Stephanie. Jack has a very large and loving family, (all too numerous to be named here), that he was blessed by and were blessed by him. The family would like to thank the girls at Green Mountain Nursing Home, the Essex Senior bus drivers, the VNA and Maria Menard for all your love and support. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at The Whitcomb Barn at 199 Jericho Road, Essex Junction, VT on July 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. Private interment will follow .