Amy L. Bent, 94

Amy Bent

Amy Bent

WINDHAM — Amy Lewis Bent, 94, died at her home in Windham on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

She was born in Steep Falls, the third of five children, to Delbert and Grace (Metcalf) Lewis on Dec. 26, 1919. She attended local schools and was a 1937 graduate of Standish High School.

She spent the next few years in New Rochelle, N.Y., and then moved to Penacook, N.H., to help care for her brother Roland’s family while he was overseas. There, she met U.S. Army Master Sergeant, Everett A. Bent, and they married on March 2, 1946.

The couple relocated to Ft. Bliss, Texas, where Amy worked at General Electric on the rocket program headed by Wernher von Braun. The next move was to Ft. Sill, Okla., and from there to Ft. Devens, Mass., and then Ft. Dix, N.J., from which Everett was sent to Germany.

Amy joined him there in 1952, and in 1953 daughter Laurie was born in Landstuhl, followed in 1954 by daughter Jill, born in Baumholder.

The family returned to the United States in 1954, stationed first at Fort Bragg, N.C., and then at Fort Eustis, Va., where son Kevin was born in 1957. Amy and the children returned to Steep Falls for a year while Everett was in Korea, and then they all moved to Fort Totten, N.Y., until Everett retired in 1961 and the family touched down for good in Windham.

Amy was a calm and comforting person, who was great fun to be with, as she found joy in so many things: boating and fishing, puzzles and reading, camping, gardening, crocheting, playing cards, and of course she loved the Red Sox!

Amy was predeceased by husband Everett; a grandson; and a niece and nephew.

She is survived by daughters, Laurie Forbes of Raymond and Jill Jean of Red Beach; son, Kevin Bent of Windham; four grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Amy was the last of her siblings, but is also survived by a treasure chest of nieces and nephews and their families.

At Amy’s request, burial will be private and there will be no visiting hours or other services. Arrangements by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

Finally, she wishes to leave a message to her family and friends, “I have loved loving you.”

In lieu of services, Amy would appreciate donations to breast or colon cancer research.

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