Jeanette Douglas

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2000

Kenai resident Jeanette Douglas died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 78.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Pastor Randy Parshall of Christ Lutheran Church of Soldotna will officiate.

Mrs. Douglas's ashes will be buried at the Hickerson Cemetery in Homer at a later date.

She was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Grand Island, Neb. She served as a civilian clerk for the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945 in Oakland, Calif. In the summer of 1952 she moved to Anchorage, where she lived until 1962, before returning to the Lower 48.

Mrs. Douglas worked alongside her husband in their businesses of insurance and gas stations in California, as both a partner and a secretary. She retired in 1993 at Chico, Calif.

She and her husband returned to Kenai in 1996.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Soldotna and a former member of the Women of the Moose Lodge while she was in Anchorage. She enjoyed reading, search word puzzles, airplanes, roadrunners and flowers.

Her family wrote, "Jeanette was a good wife, and a faithful and loving mother. She had a smile for everyone and always helped those in need. She was known for her good sense of humor and her quick-wittedness. Even though she lived in pain, she never failed to smile, laugh and carry on."

Mrs. Douglas was preceded in death by her sons, Leonard and James Douglas; brother, Ken Siebert; and sister, Faye Siebert. She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven Douglas.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 58 years, Truman Douglas of Kenai; daughter-in-law, Katherine Godek of Kenai; daughters and sons-in-law, Dennis and Mary Kaufman of Scots Valley, Calif., and Bill and Judy Downard of Escalon, Calif.; grandchildren Harmony Smith and Daneka Godek, of Kenai, Lisa Kaufman and John Kaufman, both of California; great-grandchildren, Toby Carl, Caia Kaufman Crow, Owen and Madeline Douglas; sister-in-law, Ellen Siebert of Anchorage; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Herbert and Mae Constant of Danville, Calif.; nieces and nephews, Robin, Glenn, Scott and Pam Siebert and Sharon Sparvoli of Concord, Calif., and Denise Sharma of Pleasanton, Calif.; grandnieces and grandnephews, Chelsie, Kristoffer and Nicholas Siebert, all of Anchorage.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel of Kenai.

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