Norman R. Jenison

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After a long farewell to Norman R. Jenison, his 10-year challenge with cancer finally ended on March 21, 2014; he is now in the presence of his Savior whom he loved and served all his life. Norm was born in 1932 to Ray and Florence Jenison in Long Beach, California. He grew up in Santa Barbara where he attended Hope Elementary School, La Cumbre Junior High, Santa Barbara High School and community colleges. In his teens, Norm discovered his love for sailing, and his dad quickly embraced this new-found passion with him. Together they built and raced many trophy-winning sailboats during the '50s. Norm started working full time for Southern California Edison, like his father, and ended up working for the company for 41 years. Norm served in the US Army during the Korean War. His career with SCE took him throughout Southern California, finally retiring in Lake Arrowhead as the District Manager. Norm and his wife, Janet, have lived in Lake Arrowhead for the past 31 years.

Norm was a humble, kind, hardworking, generous man with a great sense of humor. He selflessly devoted his life to his wife, family, others. He had been an active member of his church, Gideon's International, Community Bible Study, Kiwanis, the Rotary Club, and the Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Janet Jenison; his sons, Doug, Dan, Scott Jenison; daughter, Julie Jenison Garrett; 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; sister, Venetia Jenison Jacks and husband Rolland Jacks, and many cherished nephews, nieces and cousins.

The Celebration of his Life will be held at Church of the Woods, in Lake Arrowhead, Saturday, March 29, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to African Orphanage Outreach or Gideon's International.

Published in The Santa Barbara News-Press Online Edition from Mar. 27 to Mar. 31, 2014
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