MOUNT VERNON – Jean “JC” Colter, 68, passed away April 20, 2008 surrounded by her family, at home. She was born March 4, 1940, in Houlton, the daughter of Clyde and Geneva (Dobson) Ross. She married the love of her life, Wendell Colter, April 15, 1960, and traveled the world as a military wife until his retirement in 1979. Jean dedicated her life to caring for others and became an RNC, working at Augusta General Hospital for 20 years. Her passion for changing lives led her to a career in bariatrics, where she became an industry leader as the co-founder/co-CEO of ObesityHelp Incorporated. As an advocate for patient support and education, she authored and published many articles and traveled throughout the United States speaking to bariatric professionals and patients. She touched many lives throughout her lifetime. Her love and laughter will forever live on the wings of time. She was predeceased by her parents; and her sister, Jackie Kalinowski. Married 48 years, she is survived by her husband, Wendell Colter of Mount Vernon; daughters, Tammy Colter, Jackie Lovering, Julie Colter and husband, Keith; son, Scott Colter; her loving Aunt Grace Ross-Campbell “Lil’ Momma”; grandchildren, Dane, Trevor, Megan, Eric and Alexis; half brother, Kenneth Steenrod and wife, Carolyn; half sister, Sandy Hazlett; and many other beloved family members and friends. The family wishes to thank HealthReach Hospice, Dr. Magioncalda, Dr. Brassard, the nurses and staff at Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care and Kennebec Valley Professional Pharmacy for their care and compassion throughout Jean’s illness. A private family committal service will be held in the chapel at new Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society, New England Division, One Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements are in care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop.