Anita G. Jennings

April 26, 1930 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 87)

Anita G. Jennings

4/26/1930 – 1/10/2018

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 26, 1930 to a farming family, our Mom was tough, hardworking, funny and fun loving, witty, and dedicated to family.  Always ready for an adventure, she traveled with her daughters all over Alaska, the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.  

Mom passed away on January 10, 2018. Mourning her are three of her six children: Sandy, husband Bill; Patty, husband David; Barb, husband Kelly.  Grandkids Mike (Cherise), Michelle (Bill) and Tony; Stacia and Chrissy (Joe); Jessica and Amber; Chris, Clint and Spencer; Great Grandkids Elijah, Karissa, Kyle, Ashlynn, Kailyn, Ashton, Amaris, Kelsie, Junior, Nikolai, Nevin, Leila, DeAndre, Austin, Ruby, Great Great Granddaughter Kaylee (Elijah) and Great Great Grandson Michael (Kyle).         

Mom shared a very special bond with Great Granddaughter Karissa.  Mom worried about those around her; how many times this past year did she say “be careful on those stairs”! Ironically on the day after her death her Great Granddaughter Ruby fell down those same stairs and broke her wrist, too bad Mom wasn’t here to give her warning!

Mom also touched many other lives, “adopted” daughter Cheryl, husband Jack and their daughters Tricia and Samantha; family friend Rena; and her very special care giver for the past 18 months – Rachel Powell.

She very much enjoyed the visits from the “bank ladies” – Amy, Kaye & Cyndia.  Those evenings were so much fun for her.  For several hours we all forgot about the daily challenges and enjoyed one another’s company.  These were precious nights and laughter was definitely had by all.  

Mom received very special care from the Hospice employees; Nurse Paul, CNA’s Amber, Sara and Julia and volunteer extraordinaire Marcy.  We greatly appreciate the kindness and respect shown to Mom.

The past two years were especially difficult for Mom but she tried to keep smiling and still dreamt of the possibility of hitting the road for another adventure.  

She now joins her other three kids – Deb, Mike and Doug.  Perhaps they are planning a big adventure right now.  Mom, may you never have another shaggy piece of pie, we love you and miss you every minute.  There will be a celebration of life in June.  To honor mom’s great love for cats memorial contributions may be made to Pet Pride of Fairbanks.  


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