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Jane Lindsey Cavan Budwell, 92, died in Richmond on Nov. 6, 2017.

She was the daughter of the late John Richard Cavan and Emma Elizabeth Lindsey Cavan, and wife of the late Dr. Leigh Carter Budwell.  

Mrs. Budwell graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and Richmond Professional Institute with a degree in statistics. She served as Statistician for the State Bureau of Communicable Diseases while her husband studied dentistry at the Medical College of Virginia.

Mrs. Budwell served as Superintendent of Vacation Bible School at Grove Avenue Baptist Church in the late 1950s, president of the Women’s Missionary Society at River Road Church, Baptist, where she was a member; president of the local chapter of the Interfaith Council and taught Sunday School at Kingston Episcopal Parish Church in Mathews, where she and her husband lived for many years after his retirement.

She was a former member of the Country Club of Virginia, Tuckahoe Woman’s Club, Deep Run Hunt Club, Fishing Bay Yacht Club, Mathews Yacht Club, Mathews Music Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Colonial Dames. Mrs. Budwell was a lifetime member of the Jamestowne Society as a descendant of Governor John West of Virginia, brother of Sir Thomas West, 3rd Lord De La Warr.

She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Budwell Heindl and her husband William of Manakin-Sabot; two sons, Leigh Carter Budwell Jr. of Basalt, Colorado, and John Spencer Budwell and his wife Caroline of Richmond; four grandchildren, Leigh Carter Budwell III, Esq., of Virginia Beach, James Lindsey Budwell of Denver, Colorado, Katherine Margaret Budwell and Anne Carter Budwell of Richmond; two great-grandchildren, and her sister, Elizabeth Cavan Britton of Hanover County.  

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at River Road Church, Baptist, Richmond. Burial in Hollywood Cemetery will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kingston Episcopal Parish Church, Mathews. 


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