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Berenice Hewitt Lothrop

February 21, 1923 - September 22, 2012

Obituary



Berenice Hewitt Lothrop,89, passed away peacefully in Atlanta, Ga. on September, 22nd surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Oliver Ames Lothrop,Jr.



Bunny Lothrop was born in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Berenice Fowler Hewitt and Theodore B. Hewitt. She grew up in Buffalo, New York where her father was a college professor. She graduated from the Buffalo Seminary, Vassar College and Tufts University- Boston School of Occupational Therapy (O.T.).



 During WWII, she became a 2nd lieutenent in the Army. She served at Walter Reed,...


Berenice Hewitt Lothrop,89, passed away peacefully in Atlanta, Ga. on September, 22nd surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Oliver Ames Lothrop,Jr.



Bunny Lothrop was born in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Berenice Fowler Hewitt and Theodore B. Hewitt. She grew up in Buffalo, New York where her father was a college professor. She graduated from the Buffalo Seminary, Vassar College and Tufts University- Boston School of Occupational Therapy (O.T.).



 During WWII, she became a 2nd lieutenent in the Army. She served at Walter Reed, where, as an O.T., she provided therapy to injured returning veterans.



            Later, she returned to Boston where she started the O.T. department at the New England Medical Center. She met her husband, Oliver there. They moved to Baltimore at the time of their wedding in 1953, where they remained throughout their marriage.



             Involved with a variety of activities, she served on the Board of Keswick Multi-Care Center, was a docent at Hampton Mansion, and a Girl Scout leader for her daughters’ troop. She was  also a member and past president of Hardy Garden Club for fifty years. Through the club, she was able to further her love of nature and, especially wildflowers. She “rescued” endangered species from areas that were being developed and planted them in a special garden at their farm in North Baltimore county.



            Bunny was into exercising before it became fashionable and took part in a women’s jogging study for heart health through John’s Hopkins in the 1960s. She continued jogging many years after the study, in addition, playing golf and tennis.



            She and her husband shared a life long passion for unusual travel. They visited extensively many parts of Central and South America, Canada, Europe and the USSR. They always loved excursions to see exotic birds and plants in less explored islands, rivers and mountains. They traveled with the 106th Infantry Division to Normandy for a survivors’ reunion and, also were guests of the USSR Army to celebrate the liberation of the POW camp in Germany where Oliver had been detained.



            She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Oliver Ames Lothrop, Jr. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Brian Broadbent of Cleveland, Ohio and Louisa and Thomas Affleck, III of Atlanta Ga; granddaughters, Amy Hewitt Broadbent Ammar (and husband, Phillip) of Cleveland, Ohio, Jennifer Fahey Broadbent of New York, NY, Julie Broadbent of Clayton, NY, Allison and Sarah Affleck of Atlanta, Ga.



            A service will be held at a later date at the Congregational Church in Williamstown, Massachusetts where she was married. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Avenue, Towson, Maryland. HM Patterson’s Oglethorpe Hill Chapel is serving the family, 404-261-3510



Berenice Hewitt Lothrop,89, passed away peacefully in Atlanta, Ga. on September, 22nd surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Oliver Ames Lothrop,Jr.



Bunny Lothrop was born in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Berenice Fowler Hewitt and Theodore B. Hewitt. She grew up in Buffalo, New York where her father was a college professor. She graduated from the Buffalo Seminary, Vassar College and Tufts University- Boston School of Occupational Therapy (O.T.).



 During WWII, she became a 2nd lieutenent in the Army. She served at Walter Reed, where, as an O.T., she provided therapy to injured returning veterans.



            Later, she returned to Boston where she started the O.T. department at the New England Medical Center. She met her husband, Oliver there. They moved to Baltimore at the time of their wedding in 1953, where they remained throughout their marriage.



             Involved with a variety of activities, she served on the Board of Keswick Multi-Care Center, was a docent at Hampton Mansion, and a Girl Scout leader for her daughters’ troop. She was  also a member and past president of Hardy Garden Club for fifty years. Through the club, she was able to further her love of nature and, especially wildflowers. She “rescued” endangered species from areas that were being developed and planted them in a special garden at their farm in North Baltimore county.



            Bunny was into exercising before it became fashionable and took part in a women’s jogging study for heart health through John’s Hopkins in the 1960s. She continued jogging many years after the study, in addition, playing golf and tennis.



            She and her husband shared a life long passion for unusual travel. They visited extensively many parts of Central and South America, Canada, Europe and the USSR. They always loved excursions to see exotic birds and plants in less explored islands, rivers and mountains. They traveled with the 106th Infantry Division to Normandy for a survivors’ reunion and, also were guests of the USSR Army to celebrate the liberation of the POW camp in Germany where Oliver had been detained.



            She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Oliver Ames Lothrop, Jr. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Brian Broadbent of Cleveland, Ohio and Louisa and Thomas Affleck, III of Atlanta Ga; granddaughters, Amy Hewitt Broadbent Ammar (and husband, Phillip) of Cleveland, Ohio, Jennifer Fahey Broadbent of New York, NY, Julie Broadbent of Clayton, NY, Allison and Sarah Affleck of Atlanta, Ga.



            A service will be held at a later date at the Congregational Church in Williamstown, Massachusetts where she was married. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Avenue, Towson, Maryland. HM Patterson’s Oglethorpe Hill Chapel is serving the family, 404-261-3510