Jean E. Flick, 84, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY – Jean E. Flick, 84, Watertown, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown following a brave battle with cancer.

Mrs. Flick was born March 24, 1938, in Watertown, and graduated from Clayton High School in 1956 after which she attended Watertown Business School.

Jean married E. Richard Flick on Nov. 23, 1957, at All Saints Church in Chaumont.

Shortly after being married, Mr. Flick was drafted into military service having served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960. During that time, the two lived in Tennessee and Kentucky which Jean always remembered fondly and spoke of often.

After returning home, the two owned and operated a small family farm until purchasing White’s Lawn Supply in Watertown in 1972. They sold the business in 1985 but continued with their hobby farm and their love of cattle and country life until 2007 when the couple moved to Watertown. The two enjoyed boating and picnics on the St. Lawrence River, first with their children and later with their grandchildren.

Throughout her life, Jean took pride in her children and a special interest in the lives of her grandchildren. She relished her role as a grandmother, freely sharing her wit and wisdom, enjoying a house full of kids and full dinner plates, especially during the holidays. Jean was unassuming yet unapologetic, while being a good friend and a kind soul. To the end, Jean enjoyed country living and had fond memories of the farm and enjoyed Sunday afternoon rodeos on RFD TV. She will be missed by all.

Mrs. Flick is survived by her children; Michael and Karen Flick of Watertown and their three children, Ashley (and her fiancé, Tyler Decker), Hayden and Lauren; Amy and Tom Veivia of Cheshire CT and their three children Jack, Evan and Colin; and Steven and Kirsten Flick of Cromwell CT and their children Trevor, Madison, and Mackenna, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Jean was predeceased by her husband, E. Richard Flick of Watertown, her parents, C. Howard and Viola White of Chaumont, and an infant son, Stephen Richard Flick.

At her request, there will be no calling hours and burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: The Samaritan Foundation of Northern New York, 830 Washington St. Watertown, NY 13601 or to Hospice of Jefferson County. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff at Samaritan Medical Center. Your compassion and kindness was sincerely appreciated.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

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