Jeannie Whisenhunt, 80, of La Jolla passed away Friday, January 11, 2013, from complications of Parkinson's disease.
God saw you getting tired, And a cure was not to be, So he put his arms around you, And whispered "Come with me."
With tearful eyes We watched you suffer, And saw you fade away, Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best.
Jeannie was born September 7, 1932, and raised in Paris, France, where she survived the German occupation of France during WWII. She became a Flight Attendant with TWA airlines where she met her husband. They eventually settled in La Jolla with their children in 1976. She was active with the Scripps Clinic Volunteers for over 20 years.
She is survived by her children, David Whisenhunt and his wife and daughter, Diane and Courtney, and Linda Whisenhunt and her husband and children, Don "Jake" Jacobson and Brandon and Danielle Jacobson. Jeannie was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Lee; her parents, Armand and Germaine Arnault; and her brother, Armand Arnault Jr.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 10:00 am at United Methodist Church of La Jolla, 6063 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, (858) 454-7108.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Parkinson's Disease Association.