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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