Nov. 20, 1931 - Sep. 22, 2013
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Mary Anne Jennings, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 22, 2013, after a brief illness. Mary Anne was born on November 20, 1931, to Lester Jay and Marjorie Anne Coon in New Oregon Township, Iowa.
She met and married Averald M. (Al) Jennings in January 1951, and the family moved to Yerington, Nevada in 1954. In 1964, she and her family moved to Carson City Nevada, where Mary Anne went to work for the State of Nevada Department of Education as secretary to the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, a position she held for 30 of the 32 years she was with the Department. She retired in August 1997 after which she enjoyed her many group memberships and her hobbies of quilting and
making greeting cards. Mary Anne was Past President of the State of Nevada Rebekah Assembly, an active member of the First United Methodist Church as well as the American Legion Auxillary Capital Unit 4.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and one son, David Jay Jennings. She is survived by her sons, Rex (Jackie) Jennings, Tim Jennings, and Tod Jennings; daughters, Sandra Egoscue and Hope Tingle; granddaughters, Serena (Matt) Janeway, Amy Jennings and Tyler Jo-Beth Jennings; grandsons, Charles (Lucy) Jennings and Noah Jennings; step-grandsons, Andrew (Coleen) Munoz and Brandon Munoz; great grandson, Patrick Broussard and soon to be born Nolan Jennings; step great grandsons, Rowan and Garret Munoz and step granddaughter, Piper Munoz.
Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Carson City, Nevada, on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 11:00 am. Inurnment will be at Lone Mountain Cemetery. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the fund to build the new animal shelter in Carson City, Nevada.
The family would like to thank Nurse Kim and all of the staff at Infinity Hospice Care for everything they did for our mother in her final days. We would also like to thank PA Tatiana Warner of Sierra Family Health Center for the care she provided during our mother’s recent illness. We also thank mom’s many friends for the love and support they have shown her all these years. You brought great joy to her and she was thankful for all of you.