Jeanie Sadler

Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010

Longtime Kenai resident Mrs. Jeanie Sadler, 84, died Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital following a stroke.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at the Kenai Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. If you have any questions, contact Sandy Traxinger at 776-5599.

Mrs. Sadler was born June 28, 1926, in DeSmet, S.D. She was the third of eight siblings born to Rose Ann and Elmer Denevan. Jeanie was a life partner to Ted Sadlers for 70 years and commercial fished the Cook Inlet for 31 years. She moved to Anchorage in 1965 then moved to Kenai in 1973. She worked as a volunteer at The Peninsula Food Bank from 2005-08. She loved flowers, chickens, ducks and turkeys and raised them all.

"She was a spirit larger than life, a force to be reckoned with. She was the main sail of the family and was never afraid to try something new. She was a grandmother and friend to many people in the community. Jeanie will always be loved and greatly missed by all who knew her," her family said.

Mrs. Sadler was preceded in death by her parents; and five siblings.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Theodore Sadler of Kenai; sons, Jerry Sadler of Soldotna and Randy Sadler of Juneau; daughters, Sandy Traxinger of Nikiski, Gail Allen of Anchorage, and Barbara Kraxberger of California; brother, Donald Denevan; sister, Mary Jane Dodson; grandsons, Daren Traxinger of Cordova, and James Sadler of Sterling; granddaughter, Lisa Traxinger of Nikiski, Azure Kraxberger of San Fransisco, Amber Kraxberger of Soldotna, Stacey Painter of Washington, Juanita Sadler of Washington, Donna Sadler of Washington; great-grandchildren, Cody Scroggins of Nikiski, Dharma Traxinger of Cordova, Rhett Traxinger of Cordova, Riley Painter of Tacoma, Wash., Leighton Painter of Tacoma and Hayley Sadler of Tacoma.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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