Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Cavanaughs in:
 • Poultney Cemetery
 • Poultney
 • Rutland County
 • Vermont
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Jean Avonne Phillips Cavanaugh
Birth: Mar. 22, 1925
Poultney
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 2005
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA

Jean was born in Poultney, VT. March 22, 1925 to John Phillips (Jan Filips) of Kolbuir, Austria and Rosalia Smyrski of Wildelka, Rzeszow, Poland. She was one of 12 children.

1. William John Phillips b. Feb. 9, 1908 d. Oct. 25,1991
2. Mary Katherine Phillips b. Nov. 23 1908 d. June 10,1993
3. Henry Phillips b. Oct. 9, 1912
4. Stacia Phillips b. Mar. 7, 1916 d. Oct. 5, 1984 m. John Hadeka
5. Josephine Phillips b. Mar. 31, 1918 d. Sep. 8,1983 m. a West and lived in Poultney, VT.
6. Margaret Sophia Phillips b. July 13, 1920, d. Dec. 12, 2002
m.Chauncey Green
7.Stephen Phillips b. Nov. 9, 1922
8.Ludwig (Louis) Phillips
9.Elizabeth Phillips b.Jan. 21, 1927 d. July 5, 1989 m. James Hooper
10.Frances Phillips b. Mar. 15, 1928 m. Dr. Henry Forrester
11. John Phillips b. Dec. 27, 1929

Rosalia died in 1931, leaving the younger children to be raised by daughter, Mary. Jean was 6 years old. Jean's father was a Blacksmith.

Jean married Truman Ridlon Cavanaugh Dec. 29, 1945 in the Catholic Rectory in Poultney, VT.

Truman entered the University of VT. and the couple lived in the Ethan Allen Blg. #208 apt. 3 when their first child was born. Darrel Truman Cavanaugh was born Sept. 30, 1946.

Truman earned his teaching credentials and the couple moved to 23 Depot St. Lyndonville, VT. where he began teaching in that school system. Their second child Dale William was born Nov. 18, 1950.

When Darrel reached Junior High age, the family moved to Norwalk, CT. Truman taught and they also opened two children's clothing stores.

In the 1960's, they purchased a home in Lordship, CT. within walking distance of the beach. Both Darrel and Dale graduated from Stratford High School.

After they closed the stores, Jean went on to get her B.S. Degree in Special Education and a Specialists Degree in Child Psychology. She specialized in teaching children with exceptional IQ's before programs for the "Gifted" were instituted into most schools. She closed her career as a Psychological examiner developing standardized tests to spot those with exceptional abilities. She worked out of Elias Howe School in Bridgeport, CT.

After retirement, she and Truman moved to Boise, Idaho to be closer to where Dale and Darrel's families lived.

During their lifetime, they maintained a summer home at Coles Pond, VT. and bought and sold property in Florida.

Jean had a rare blood disorder, Polycythemia vera, where your bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. She struggled with it for years.

She succumbed to stomach cancer July, 1, 2005 in Boise, Idaho. She is buried in Poultney,VT. near family.

At the time of her death, she had one surviving son, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and spouse Truman.












 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Truman Ridlon Cavanaugh (1922 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Darrel Truman Cavanaugh (1946 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Poultney Cemetery
Poultney
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Marilyn Cavanaugh
Record added: Feb 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85061313
Jean Avonne <i>Phillips</i> Cavanaugh
Added by: Marilyn Cavanaugh
 
Jean Avonne <i>Phillips</i> Cavanaugh
Added by: Marilyn Cavanaugh
 
Jean Avonne <i>Phillips</i> Cavanaugh
Added by: Marilyn Cavanaugh
 
 
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Truman and I still keep the "Call Jean" moment alive. You are very missed!Love,
- Lynn
 Added: Feb. 16, 2012
 
This page is sponsored by: Sandor Cavanaugh

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service