In Memoriam

Jeri Gruebling (Bousman)

Jeri Gruebling (Bousman)

The Daily Gazette Co. Date: 05/10/15


Jeri Lynn Bousman died quietly at the Saratoga Center for Skilled Nursing Care on Friday night, May 8, 2015, having been a resident there for a week. 


Jeri was born in Chicago to Raymond and Olivene Jones in 1941 and was the much loved wife of John Bousman, of Providence. She was an active outdoors person who hiked, canoed and climbed. She ascended all 111 peaks in the Northeast over 4,000 feet in height and also made a number of significant Alpine ascents. She and her first husband ran a canoe camp at Lake Temagami in Ontario for teenagers for many years.


A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, later in life she took a Law Degree at Vermont Law School, going on to pass the Bar in Maine, where she practiced Elder Law for the indigent in Bangor for a decade, after which she retired to join John in New York, where she spent the rest of her life.


She loved travel, her kitties, gardening and her three children, Dorothy, Raymond and Adam, all of whom survived her. There are also two grandchildren. We loved you well Jeri and we will miss you.