Mrs. Jeri Ann Loven 68, of Gorham, NH, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at her home surrounded by family. She was born on May 12, 1955 on the grounds of Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, the daughter of the late Frank E. and A. Evonne (Ferguson) Babbitt. The daughter of a military man, Jeri spent her early years traveling with her family around the country, including Colorado, New Mexico, and Tucson, AZ, where she began school. Upon her father's retirement, they moved to Columbus Junction, Iowa, where she graduated from high school. Jeri spent a short time in Des Moines and Missouri before moving to San Diego, CA, which is where she met her future husband, John Loven. After their marriage, John's career in the US Navy continued to take them around the USA and a short time in Cuba. Following John's retirement, they moved back to the Androscoggin Valley.
Jeri spent many years as a stay-at-home mom, raising the couple's three children when John was in the service. Later, she obtained a degree in accounting and worked in the offices of many local businesses, including St. Luke's Medical Center, Munce's, Wildcat and most recently, Northway Bank. Jeri thoroughly enjoyed traveling, especially with her family and her girlfriends. She was talented at crocheting but above all else, loved spending time with her family and her cherished grandchildren.
Family members include her devoted husband of 42 years John A. Loven of Gorham; their children Eric Loven of Gorham, Mark Loven and wife Nicole of Milan, and Scott Loven of Gorham; two grandchildren Danika and Ethan; her siblings Mark Babbitt of Ft. Dodge, IA and Patti Rouse of Des Moines, IA; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister Lori Babbitt.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023 at 12 noon at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham, NH, with interment following at Evans Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10:30am to 12 noon, prior to the service. At her request, donations in Jeri's memory may be made to an organization of one's choice that focuses on cancer research. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.