Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 12, 2014
JANE P. BOUTWELL
Jane P. Boutwell, age 86, who was born in Washington, DC but lived her adult life in New
York City, died October 3, 2014 in Springfield, VA, shortly after moving from her home in
Brooklyn Heights. She suffered from dementia.
Her parents were William D. and Olga H. Boutwell. Jane graduated from Western High
School (1946) in Washington, DC and then went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison
where she received her BA in history. Her first job was with Henry Luce's "The March of
Time." She then entered the Foreign Service and was posted to Italy for four years. In
1961, she started work at The New Yorker Magazine where she wrote for Talk of the
Town and had a specialty in music, art and ballet.
Jane is survived by a number of cousins and many friends. As she wished, Jane will be
cremated and her ashes taken to her beloved Fire Island.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Metropolitan Opera.
A memorial will be held starting at 5 p.m. on November 15.