Jorgensen, Ethel May

JORGENSEN – Ethel May Jorgensen, beloved wife of Andy Jorgensen of High River and formerly of Blackie, passed away at the Willow Creek Auxiliary Hospital in Claresholm on November 12th, 1997 at the age of 85 years.

She was born to Herman and Florence Millard in their homestead home at Jenner, Alberta on May 24th, 1912. She received her education at Jenner, Brooks and Calgary. After receiving her teaching degree, she returned to Jenner to teach for 3 years at the Millard School. In 1934 she married Andy and they farmed near Jenner for the next 10 years. It was while they were there that their three children were born. In 1944 they came to the Blackie area to farm until their retirement. From 1962 onward they made High River their home. While there Ethel and Andy enjoyed many trips to various parts of the world. Ethel’s special kindness and concern for her friends and neighbours was always expressed with her ready smile and kind words. Her newsy Christmas letters were legendary with those who lived far away.

Besides her husband Andy, Ethel is survived by her children; Shirley Stein of Hedley, B.C.; David and Connie Jorgensen of Hermiston, Oregon and Frances Fleischman of High River; her sisters Alice and Harold Nielsen of Elnora and Iva and Don Naegeli of Drumheller, six grandchildren, thirteen great­grandchildren and one great-great­-granddaughter.

Besides her parents she was predeceased by her beloved son-in-law Milt Fleischman, her grandson Jonathan Grillen, and two great-granddaughters, Sarah Harquail and Rachel Stanhope.

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 17th, 1997 at Snodgrass Funeral Chapel, High River at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Susan Lukey officiated. Interment took place at Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Calgary. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements in care of Snodgrass Funeral Home, High River (652-2222)