Jeanette Ruth (Brookman) Wells

Posted: Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Longtime Juneau resident Jeanette Ruth (Brookman) Wells, 71, died Dec. 24, 2004.

She was born Jan. 17, 1933, in Sitka to Al Brookman Sr. and Ollie (Oskolkoff) Brookman. She was a lifelong Alaskan and lived in Juneau for 44 years.

She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a Goldbelt and Sealaska shareholder. Although plagued with numerous health problems throughout her life, she always fought to maintain a normal life.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her son, Don Wells of Juneau; daughters, Lois Wells of Ivins, Utah; Sandra Wells of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Joan Jones of Post Falls, Idaho; and Kathleen (Paul) Ogburn of Suquamish, Wash.; brothers, Richard (Jan) Brookman of Sitka; and Albert (Georgiene) Brookman Jr., of Orville, Calif.; sisters, Maryanne Barden of Boise, Idaho; Norma Benard of Anchorage; and Irene Hixson of Anchorage; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Albin Fredrickson, Victor Jones, Ken Merculief, Joey Veasey, David Skrzynski and Stuart D'Cafangno.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 6, 2005, at the Alaskan Memorial Park, 3839 Riverside Drive in Juneau. Memorials can be made in her name to: Wildflower Court, 2000 Salmon Creek Lane, Juneau, AK 99801-7801.

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