Betsey Ann Buck Bloomer

         Betsey Ann Buck Bloomer passed away peacefully at the Orleans Nursing and Convalescent Home at age 88 on October 19th, 2020. The daughter of the late Clayton and Francis Buck, she was born in
Brockton and moved to Chatham with her family in 1941. Upon graduating from Chatham High School' in 1950 she attended the MGH School of Nursing in Boston, graduating in 1953 and completed
her education receiving her degree from the MGH/Harvard Medical School Nurse Practitioner Program in Boston in 1976. She married her high school sweetheart Arthur W. Bloomer in 1953 and lived a
long and wonderful life in Chatham raising 4 children and nurturing 14 grandchildren as well as her Swedish American Field Service daughter. Betsey worked many years as a geriatric nurse practitioner
on Cape Cod. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chatham where they raised their children in faith and volunteered.

        Betsey loved working in her gardens, painting and music. She was known for her thoughtfulness, always looking for just the right gift, just the right card or turn of phrase to let those around her know
she cared. When their children were grown and educated, they made many trips to Europe, Scandinavia, Argentina and Russia and even an epic trip by fifth wheeler to Alaska. One of her most cherished trips was to Israel and one of her favorite words was Shalom.

         Family vacations were spent exploring the US via camping. Whether a cross country trip when the kids were small, multiple trips to New Hampshire and of course her beloved North Beach camp where she
delighted in making it a warm and cherished place for all to gather. Years of wonderful and unique memories were provided for her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends during those
years. When the Nauset camp was gone she and Walter continued their love for the ocean and nature in Prince Edward Island (Canada). Her joy for documenting in writing her observations of family and nature left her loved ones with an extensive library of memories of family adventures to cherish.

      She was a voracious reader; especially historical novels and poetry, which Walter read to her during her final days. Always kind and considerate of others before self, she played the viola, loved classical music and attended concerts. Betsey was creative and sentimental; keeping diaries, sewing, knitting, painting, and crewel work with many folks benefited from the fruits of her creativity throughout her lifetime.
Betsey was a very special person and will live on in our hearts and minds.

      She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Arthur W. Bloomer. She is also survived by her 2 sons and 2 daughters; Robert S. Bloomer and wife Mary Kate of Brewster, Dr. James A Bloomer and wife
Kathleen of Exeter, N.H., Kathryn A. Carpenter and husband Jonathan of Yarmouth port, Cynthia R. G. Solanot and husband Sergio of San Juan, Puerto Rico and AFS daughter Adine Grate of Sweden. Her sister Deborah F Holt, 2 brothers; Richard D. Buck and wife Deborah, David C Buck and wife Jane, and many nieces and nephews.

      “Death is but Crossing the World, as Friends do the Seas; they live in one another still.” William Penn

      A private graveside ceremony was held and a celebration of her life will be held in the spring.

      Those wishing to make a memorial gift pleas consider the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 569 Main St. Chatham Ma. 02633 or the Visiting Nurses Assoc. of Chatham.

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