Whimsical 06


Jean Abigail Bomarito

1944 ~ 2018 (age 74)

Jean; wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, and friend, died in Portland on December 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 held at the University Club of Portland on July 7. This event is invitation only. For further information, please contact her husband, Doug, at dmbomarito@dmbpc.com. 

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