Jenny Elizabeth Jack


Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Former Juneau resident Jenny "JB" Elizabeth Jack died Dec. 16, 2006, in Angoon. She was 31.

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She was born Oct. 23, 1975, in Barrow. She graduated from Angoon High School in 1993. She worked mostly administrative or clerical jobs with many companies including Kootznoowoo Inc., Chatham School District and The Learning Connection. She also did a lot of volunteer work and enjoyed baby-sitting for other people.

She enjoyed walking the beach (day or night); gathering subsistence foods (mainly cockles and gumboots); cooking, baking and cleaning; reading novels; drinking coffee and reading the paper in the morning; eating spicy foods; growing plants; collecting knickknacks; watching old videos and listening to oldies music.

According to her family, she was happiest when she was with her son, niece and nephews. She was very considerate of others and was also happiest when she was able to give to others just see them smile.

She was preceded in death in 2002 by her brother, Walter Jack Jr.

She is survived by her son, Preston Norman Nelson; parents, Walter and Martha Jack Sr.; sister, Doreen Cole and her husband, Shawn; sister, Edna Jack; brother, Stuart Jack; grandparents, Frank and Beth Jack, of Angoon, and Noah and Mollie Itta, of Barrow; niece, Naomi George; nephews, Jeremiah Jack, Nathaniel Cole, Shawn Cole, Brayden Briggs and Payton Cole; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Thunder Valley Church of God in Juneau. A memorial service will also be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Angoon at the Angoon Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday.

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