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Janet Josephine (Bowers) Cave


Janet Josephine (Bowers) Cave, 81, of Lisbon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Hiawatha Care Center. Private graveside services are being afforded by Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her daughters, Jodie (David) Smith of Hiawatha and Jill (Jeff) Kobza of the Philippines; and grandchildren, Madisen Smith, Jacob Kobza and Luca Kobza.
Janet was born in Lisbon to Paul and Mary (Helmer) Bowers on Dec. 1, 1936. She married the love of her life, Kenneth Cave, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Janet devoted her life to caring for her children and her parents. She also served as bookkeeper for Little Bandit Lumber in Lisbon, which Ken co-owned.
"My grandmother was the most strong-willed person I've ever known. She fought through her darkest days as quick-witted as ever, until she was ready to once again be with her loving husband, my grandfather. For that, I admire her. She taught me how to be strong, love fiercely, and put others' needs before her own every single day. I will miss her dearly, but will carry that piece of her with me forever."
The family would like to thank Dr. Mary Anne Nelson and the staffs of Hiawatha Care Center and Emery Place for their kind and compassionate care.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.
Please share your support and memories with Janet's family on her tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.