Betty Jenkins Smith, 91, formerly of Vergennes

MERRIMACK, N.H. — Betty Jenkins Smith, 91, of Merrimack, N.H., passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 12, 2022.

She was born in North Ferrisburgh, Vt., the daughter of George and Wilma (Bushey) Jenkins, and raised in Vergennes, Vt.

Betty and her family moved to Merrimack in 1963, when her husband Jack began working as an air traffic controller for the FAA in Nashua, N.H.

She was predeceased by her husband Jack, her sisters Peanut Bushey and Joan Cothren and her brother Robert Jenkins.

She is survived by her six children, Clyde and Song Evarts of Tampa, Fla., Mary Allaire, Peter Smith, Jacqueline and James Drover, Diane “Dede” Smith and Danny Smith, all of N.H.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Joyce and Al Commo of Virginia.

Calling hours were held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, N.H., on Monday, Jan. 17, from 2-5 p.m.. A graveside service was held in Last Rest Cemetery, Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at  noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty’s memory can be made to Home, Health & Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack N.H. 03054.

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