Lois Jennings Obituary

Lois Harrison Jennings
Lois Harrison Jennings

April 3, 1933 - February 20, 2020
Born in Portville, New York
Resided in Wasilla, Alaska


On February 20, 2020, Lois Jennings, 86, was called home to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard (B.W.) and Mae (Phearsdorf) Harrison, and the great love of her life, her husband, Duane Jennings. She leaves her brother Ivan (Ike) Harrison and her sister Winifred (Harrison) Childs.
She is succeeded by her two daughters, Karyl Jennings and Karen Jennings. She has eight grandchildren, Erin Rabon Ethridge (Michael), Ryan Rabon, Aislinn Hebrink (Ben), Harrison Jennings, Risa Jennings, Ethan Jennings, Keegan Jennings, and Duncan Jennings. She also has one great-grandson, Paxson Hebrink.
Lois was born and raised in Portville, New York. She was the youngest child in her family. She
was a popular girl and did well in school and became a cheerleader in high school. She attended Portville Central School
and then attended the Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing RN program.
She earned her bachelor’s degree at SUNY Geneseo and her master’s degree from the University of New
Mexico. She had a fulfilling career as a nurse, nursing instructor, and director of nursing. Lois was an
active member of the Portville United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, and in recent
years, the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Lois possessed a lively spirit. Her presence was one easily remembered by those who met her.
She had a passion for jigsaw puzzles, reading, and leisure activities involving the written word. She
had an exceptionally green thumb, able to grow and revive plants with a singular talent. She enjoyed a
variety of plants, and gardening brought her immense joy. She also very much enjoyed her family and
friends, taking great pleasure from visiting with them.
A memorial service will be held on February 29 at 2:30 at Primrose Retirement Community,
Wasilla AK. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to American Heart Association.

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Primrose Retirement
889 N Elkhorn
Wasilla, AK US 99654
Saturday, February 29, 2020
2:30 PM


American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The association was founded in 1924 and today is the nation's largest national voluntary health agency devoted to defeating heart disease and stroke, which together claim about 950,000 lives each year and rank as our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. To prevent, treat and ultimately defeat these diseases, the association funds research, creates and implements professional and public education programs focusing on improving emergency care and reducing risk factors, holds community service activities and engages in advocacy efforts to safeguard American's health.