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Jean A. Bomarito died Dec. 22, 2018. Remembrances may be sent in her honor to Oregon Humane Society or Oregon Aududon Society.

1944 to December 22, 2018

Jean Bomarito

Jean, a wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother and friend, died in Portland on Dec. 22, 2018. Jean Abigail Hogg, an only child, was born in 1944 to the late James Hogg and the late Olive Forbes Hogg in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. She was raised in Edmonton, Alberta by her loving parents, where she attended public schools, graduating from Bonnie Doon High School in 1962.

She was an ice skater and skier. During the summers and other vacation periods, she rode horseback and helped with chores at her uncle, Archie Hogg and his wife's, ranch in High River, Alberta. Jean loved pets and all animals, domestic and wild, with the exception of snakes. Her parents always had a variety of pets, as did she. She followed in her mother's footsteps, as her daughter, Amy, has followed in hers, and graduated as a registered nurse from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1966. Shortly after graduation, she immigrated to Portland to work at the then Multnomah County Hospital as a surgical nurse. After living in Hawaii and San Francisco, traveling Europe, and having other nursing jobs, she became a longtime RN at Oregon Health Sciences University. Her favorite position was as a charge nurse in OHSU's emergency department. Jean loved being a nurse, and was a very confident and competent RN. She was proud of her Canadian heritage, and of becoming a naturalized American citizen. Jean was compassionate, hardworking, and direct. In the 1980s, Jean became a gemologist and owned her own jewelry and gemstone business, for which she traveled to Brazil and Colombia. Not only in business, but in every part of her life she was creative and appreciated beauty. Jean is survived by her husband Doug; son Travis James Mayor; daughter Amy Jeanne Armani; stepdaughter Marcie Alexis Bomarito; five grandchildren, Sienna Rose Armani, Everly James Mayor, Christian George Armani, Charlize Reneé Mayor, Maddox Thomas Mayor; and many friends. Her physical beauty was matched by her spirit, intellect, curiosity, Scottish sense of humor, and her loving but direct relationship with her family and friends. Jean was inquisitive, fiercely loyal, and opinionated. Her family and friends very much loved her as she loved them. We all miss her very much. Contributions in her name can be made to the Oregon Humane Society, or the Oregon Audubon Society. There will be a celebration of Jean's life in July. For information regarding this event, please contact her husband, Doug, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This obituary is also posted at www.riverviewabbey.com.

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