Jeanette (Jan) Nyhoff Fernlund
Jeannette (Jan) Nyhoff Fernlund, 86, passed away April 15, 2014. She was born May 28, 1927 in Oak Harbor, Washington. Jeannette moved to Oregon in 1949 and married James Edwin Fernlund February 11, 1950. James preceded her in death January 12, 2014.
Jeannette worked 25 years for the Medford School District. She also worked as a food demonstrator for Reser Fine Foods and Ray's Food Place, Central Point, Ore. for many years until her health caused her to retire. She was a very social person and enjoyed interacting with all of the new people she met when doing food demos.
The Fernlunds were long-time members of the Bethel Church and active in the Medford Senior Center since the 1980's. Jan enjoyed stopping at Oregon casinos and was usually a very lucky lady and went home with winnings. She enjoyed playing pinochle and Bunco, loved trips to the Coast with her daughter and girlfriends, and liked to go shopping for herself and her family. Most of all she loved her home and family and devoted herself to making a good life for her husband, daughter, son, and nieces and nephews. Jeannette also enjoyed listening to all kinds of music and you could always count on her tapping her foot along to the beat. She was a good sport, always a fun participant in whatever event was going on, and loved learning new things. In the last year she had discovered word find books and truly enjoyed discovering new words and completing one book so she could move on to the next.
Jeannette was preceded in death by her parents, Egbert and Frederika Nyhoff; two brothers, Lambertus and Henderikus Nyhoff; and one sister, Louise Nyhoff Kimball. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Fernlund of Eugene, Ore.; son, Curtis Fernlund of New York City, N.Y.; and four nieces and five nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Siskiyou Memorial Park, 2100 Siskiyou Boulevard, Medford, Oregon, 97504. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Medford Senior Center, 510 East Main Street,
Medford, OR 97504.