North East, NY - Minajean (Jean) Pulver, 77, passed away on Thursday May 11th. Minajean Ackert was born on August 31, 1939 and grew up on Maple Shade Farm in Rhinebeck. After graduating from Red Hook High School in 1957 she flirted with a career in nursing but instead married her Prince Charming, Jack Pulver, who she met at the Dutchess County Fair on her 16th birthday. They spent the next 60 years together at Pleasant View Farm on top of Winchell Mountain in Millerton.
In addition to her many years of Eastern New York Holstein Club membership Jean spent decades as a volunteer for Sharon Hospital, the Hospital Auxiliary, and the Bargain Box. She was also a Red Cross Blood Drive volunteer and donor. Jean served two terms on the Board of Sharon Health Care. Her career was as a wife and mother, part time she was the appointed Assistant Town Clerk for the Town of North East for a decade and was a local election official for many years.
Know by many for her extensive collection of stuffed cows, cow art and cow jewelry she will be remembered by all sitting at the corner of Barn 35 at the Dutchess County Fair or selling tickets at the Lion's Barbecue. Jean and Jack attended more than 50 NYS Holstein Conventions together and she enjoyed their trips to Maine to eat fresh seafood and walk the ocean beach.
Jean is survived by Jack (John) her husband of 59+ years, her children, Mollie of Little Falls, NY, Jeffrey & Linda of Millerton NY, Daniel & Lisa of North Reading, MA and granddaughters Amanda, Valerie, Cecily, Laura (Paul), Emilia, Jennifer and Madeline. Jean is also survived by her brother Brian Ackert of Kingston, NY.
Additional family members include Bonnie, Connie & Scott Pulver and Lynn & Eugene Ackert.
In addition to her parents, Roy & Sylvia Ackert, Jean was also predeceased by her son, Royce A. Pulver on August 2, 1979.
Calling Hours are 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday May 16th at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 7749 South Main St. Pine Plains.
Funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday May 17th, at the funeral home with Pastor Carol Miller, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Pine Plains.
Those who wish to remember Jean in a special way can make memorial donations to the Pine Plains Lions Club, PO Box 881 Pine Plains, NY 12567.