Obituary – H. Jean Dennison 82, of Windham died Friday August, at Ledgewood Manor in Windham.
She was born in Portland, Maine in October 7, 1926. The daughter of Howard and Helen Crandelmire, Jean attended the local schools graduating from Deering High School 44′ and Westbrook Junior College 46′. She worked as a legal secretary for Mahoney, Thomes and Desmond and for Morse Payson and Noyes legal departments. In 1948 she married George A. Dennison, Jr. and had three wonderful daughters. The family lived in Lewiston where she became an active member in the Calvary United Methodist Church. There she directed various choirs, taught adult bible classes with Dr. Rand and was elected President of the Lewiston Auburn Council of Churches. Jean loved to keep busy and started Troop 1- Girl Scouts were she was the leader for 18 years and has been a member of the Eastern Star for over 30 years. She was an active member of a bowling league, avid tennis player, bridge club member, and volunteer at the Maine Wildlife Park.

In the early 1970’s the family moved to South Casco and lived on Thomas Pond. When the children were grown she worked as a legal secretary at the University of Southern Maine School of Law until her retirement. Jean developed a love for working with stained glass and has many pieces in homes across the states.

A devoted mother to Anne E. Dennison and her son Christopher Boyle; Lynn A. Dennison and her children Jennifer Curtis, Dustin Curtis and Brandon Caston, her longtime companion James “Skip” Govo; Carol J. Dennison and her daughter Kyler Dennison; two surviving brothers , Roger Crandlemire of Eagle, Idaho and George Crandlemire of Sun Valley Idaho.
A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ronald MacDonald house in Portland, Maine. Please celebrate her passing as she is in the Lord’s care now.

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