Jean Boxer-Hammer, a long-time resident of Woodstock, died peacefully at her home on Friday May 6 at the age of ninety-five. She is predeceased by her parents, Milton Harris and Rachel Zimmerman, her husbands Nat Boxer and Zelig Hammer, and her son, Andrew Boxer.
Jean grew up in Brooklyn as the daughter of two talented painters. Summers were spent in Woodstock. She attended Music and Art High School and went on to earn graduate degrees from Queens College and Syracuse University. Jean had a long career in the New York public school system as an art teacher and then as a guidance counselor.
Jean was an active member of the Woodstock community. She volunteered with Family and exhibited art at a WAAM and a number of other local galleries. Jean hosted numerous book group meetings at her home and enjoyed sharing food and conversation with friends.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Laura Boxer Menikoff, and stepdaughter, Claire Laufman. She has 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
During the summer there will be a small “celebration of life” gathering for family and friends within the community.