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Amy Loraine Bingaman
Age 46, of Owosso, passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday February 7,
2017 at her father’s house in Queensbury, New York.
Funeral Services will be held 1pm Saturday, April 15, 2017 at The First Congregational Church with Pastor Deb Grazier officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Amy was born August 5, 1970 in Owosso, the daughter of Paul and Judith (Porter)
She graduated from Owosso High School, class of 1988. Amy continued her education
earning her Bachelor's Degree with Honors from University of Michigan, her Masters
Degree in Art History from the University of Chicago and finally earning her Doctorate
Degree in Art History with a specialization in British Art of the 19th Century, also at the
University of Chicago in 2005.
Formerly she was an Associate Professor of Art History at both Cornish College for the
Arts in Seattle and Bowling Green State University in Ohio where she was known as a
fierce advocate and confidant for her beloved students. She was the Chairperson of the
Art Department at Cornish College for the Arts in Seattle while simultaneously writing
the dissertation for her PHD.
Amy was a very active member of The First Congregational Church, a board member of
PFLAG at Owosso Area Chapter, and served on the Shiawassee County Arts Center
board. She loved animals and took an interest in animal rights. She was a kind, gentle,
witty, loving, faithful daughter, sister, friend, and teacher.
Amy is survived by her father; her sister Elizabeth "Betsy" Bingaman; Aunt Mary Jo
Welch; Uncle Philip Welch; several cousins; and many other loving family and friends
from all over the world.
She was predeceased by her mother.
Memorial contributions are suggested to DS Heavenly Haven and The First
Congregational Church of Owosso.
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