JEANNETTE HENDRYX

HENDRYX, Jeannette, 70, passed away on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013. Memorial services will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Saturday, February 2nd, at 11:00 AM. Jeannette was born in Shanghai, China of a Russian mother and French father. She attended parochial school there and later fled the country after the Communists took over. She and her family spent nearly two years in Strasbourg, France before coming to the United States. Jeannette married Lt. Hendryx and embarked on a career with her husband in the United States Air Force. She excelled in all that she did, a wonderful mother and homemaker, a gourmet cook that all envied, and a caring nurse who touched and healed so many people. Her Russian background and fluency in languages brought her into a special world as an unofficial Ambassador of America. Jeannette used her skills to join her husband as co-owner of an import/export company with trading partners in Saint Petersburg, Russia; they shipped and dealt with such items as furniture, automobiles, and fine linens. There were also opportunities in Montgomery for hosting and entertaining international visitors. She and her husband sponsored officers from the International Officer School at Maxwell Air Force Base and also supported Congressional and State Department programs by sponsoring and hosting visitors from around the world. A friend and counsel to all, we will miss her dearly. She was a warm and loving wife, mother, and grandmother and leaves behind a wealth of friends wherever she has been. Mrs. Hendryx is survived by her husband, Colonel (Retired) Francis Hendryx of Montgomery, Alabama, two sisters, Agnes Hummels of Post Falls, Idaho and Irene (John) Capotosto of Cranston, Rhode Island, her son Greg Hendryx (Michelle) of Jacksonville, Florida, and two daughters, Larissa Younger (Richard) of Montgomery, Alabama and Jessica Hines (David) of Columbia, South Carolina, as well as seven loving grandchildren: Grayson, Jackson, Bella, Carter, Davis, Madison, and Jake.

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Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2013