It is with great sadness to note the passing of Jean R. Vogtli on March 26, 2014. An avid Christian Scientist, Jean advocated this religion's precepts of prayer and metaphysical healing. Along with being active in local branch churches in Gowanda and Hamburg, NY, working in the Reading Room, serving on the Board of Directors, as Sunday School teacher, and in the capacities of both First and Second Reader, she was also a member of the Mother Church in Boston where she attended formal class instruction in spiritual healing. For the community of Gowanda, over the years she volunteered in various capacities from Girl Scout Leader to Historical Society and Civic Club projects. She was very involved in the Fall Festival Scarecrow event and her home was featured on the Gowanda Historic Tour of Homes, which she also worked on for years. Most recently, she was a Board member helping to restore the Historic Hollywood Theater and volunteered her time at Gowanda's Aldrich Street Elementary School assisting in the office, but especially loved working with the children's reading programs.