Soldotna resident Judy F. Jorgensen died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage from complications of a lifelong illness with diabetes. She was 58.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel. Pastor Phil Reemtsma will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof. Pallbearers will be Steve Habermann, Jared Jorgensen, Clyde Keanaaina, Errol Keanaaina, Mike Minogue and Bill Schreck
Mrs. Jorgensen was born Dec. 9, 1943, in Aliquippa, Pa. She grew up in Aliquippa and graduated from Aliquippa High School in 1961. She moved to Anchorage in October 1963 and began working for Safeway's Mountain View store in Anchorage. She later transferred to the new University Safeway. In 1975, she moved Eagle River but continued working for Safeway in Anchorage.
In 1983, she moved to Soldotna and started working for Safeway when the store first opened there. She retired in 1998 after 35 dedicated years at Safeway.
Mrs. Jorgensen was a member of Sterling Baptist Church. She enjoyed garage sale shopping, shopping for antiques, bingo and being with her family and friends.
"Above and beyond everything, Judy was a devoted and loving mother and wife. She was kindhearted, caring, sensitive and always a softy to anyone in need. Being very strong willed and a fighter, she was a dignified hardworking lady who also was always interested in helping the not-so-fortunate. She is no longer suffering and is now at peace with the Lord. She will be missed, loved and will remain in our hearts forever," her family said.
She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Jorgensen; parents, Sylvester Lee and Mary Virginia Baker; brother, Richard Baker; father-in-law, Cliff Jorgensen; aunts and uncles, Margaret and Junior Warsing, and Mary and Paul Warsing; and cousin, Dick Warsing.
Mrs. Jorgensen is survived by her husband of 26 years, Dennis Jorgensen of Soldotna; son, Jared Jorgensen of Soldotna; mother-in-law, Onita Jorgensen of Eau Claire, Wis.; sisters and brothers-in-laws, Bonnie and Curt Dahl of Eagle River, Sandra and Gary D'Alessandirs of Aliquippa; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Cindy Baker of Aliquippa; sister-in-law, Travis Baker of Sterling; three brothers and sisters-in-laws, Jerry and Karen Jorgensen of Eau Claire, Keith and Carol of Eau Claire and Dan and Peace Jorgensen of Danville, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and great-nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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