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In Memoriam

Janet Wareham Jenswold

Nov 1, 2021

Janet Wareham Jenswold, aged 94, passed away November 1, 2021, in Chico, California.  She was born December 21, 1926, to Thomas Reginald and Sarah Marguerite (Vass) Wareham in Detroit, Michigan.  Janet grew up in Highland Park, Michigan, graduating from Highland Park Community High School.  She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, graduating with an AA degree in Radio Broadcasting.  Janet married John D. Jenswold on June 25, 1949, in Pasadena, CA, and together they raised four children.  They lived briefly in Houston, TX, Orinda, CA, and the Philippines before settling in Walnut Creek, CA where they owned JD Graphics.  They were involved with the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce, and Janet was active in Soroptomist.  Janet was also a member of Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church.  After retirement, Janet and John moved to Chico, CA where Janet was a member of the Newcomers Club and Bidwell Presbyterian Church.   She was preceded in death by her husband, John, brother, Thomas Wareham, and son-in-law, Chuck Stephens.  She is survived by children John (Cathy) Jenswold of Idaho Falls, ID, Peggy Stephens of Vacaville, CA, Janet (Mark) Duerr of Durham, CA, and Tom (Betsy) Jenswold, of Elon, NC.  She is also survived by ten grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home on Friday, November 26, 2021, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse.