Daisy Louise Jennings

August 4, 2013

A graveside service for Daisy Louise Jennings, 87, of Chugiak, Alaska, will be Thurs., Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. at Valhermoso Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry DeBell officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Visitation will be Aug. 15, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Valhermoso Christian Church.

Mrs. Jennings died Sun., Aug. 4, 2013, at her residence. She was born June 27, 1926, in Jeffersonville, Ind., to James Edward Anderson and Marie Lousie DeGreef Anderson. She became an ordained minister of the gospel in 1948 and joined the civil service and returned to Europe and became very active with Youth for Christ. She married her husband, William Floyd Jennings, on March 17, 1950. She was commissioned by the Assemblies of God missionaries to Alaska and homesteaded there in 1958.

Mrs. Jennings became a typing instructor at the Army Education Center, Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. She received a master’s degree in education from U of A in 1979. In 1958, She received a degree in education from Pasadena Nazarene College, in Pasadena, Calif. and a master’s degree in education from the University of Alaska in Anchorage. She was a concert pianist in Europe and was trained as an expert seamstress while she was in Europe. She was appointed by the Assembly of God (Springfield Missouri Office) to be a missionary in Alaska. She received a certificate for her work in nursing home ministry from Muldoon Community Assembly of God. She smuggled Bibles into Cuba and went on several mission trips. She volunteered at the Senior Center and the Salvation Army.

She is survived by her husband of 63 1/2 years, William Jennings of Chugiak, Alaska; a son, Gerald Dennis Jennings and wife Jennifer of Chugiak, Alaska; a daughter, Felicia Jennings Guinn and husband Mike of Chugiak, Alaska; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dale Jennings, Donald Ray Payne, Jeff Payne, Pat Matkin, Fred Jennings and Keith DeBell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to First Christian Church Mission Fund, P.O. Box 68, Valhermoso Springs, AL 35775.

 

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