Jayne Primera (1954 - 2016)

  • "Jayne - you will forever have a piece of my heart with you...."
    - Deb & Willy Reeder
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  • "May God grant you peace and comfort in this sad time. We..."
    - Curtis Cassie Hammond
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    - John Poitras/Taylor
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    - Sandra Norris

Jayne Primera, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home in Chugiak, Alaska, on March 19, 2016, at the young age of 61. Jayne was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Dec. 27, 1954. After high school, she became a licensed cosmetologist. This suited her as she had impeccable style and fashion sense. She was the only one that could pull off wearing colorful toe socks with jeans and thumb blouses. She took pride in looking her very best and was always receiving compliments on her hair and beautiful skin. Her true passion, however, was being a mother. She had two beautiful sons, Jacob and Zackary. Tragically, they passed away at the ages of 6 and 4. Jayne loved to share stories and photographs of her precious boys and she will be remembered for her unwavering, loving devotion to them. Her family finds comfort in knowing she has been reunited with them in heaven. On Valentine's Day in 1995, Jayne married the love of her life, Rodolfo (Lopo) Primera. They were true sweethearts. They made a beautiful life together and Jayne confided just how proud and fortunate they were to have such a wonderful life and family. She was a wonderful second mother to her sons, Danny, Westly and Stephen. Jayne was an excellent dancer and loved two-stepping with her husband. She was not shy about leading all the girls to the dance floor for the electric slide. She loved music and traveling, but also eating home grown veggies from her garden. She loved everything butterflies and hearts. She enjoyed watching her family ride in the rodeos. During her many illnesses, she bravely enjoyed crocheting, beading, needlework, leatherwork, silk painting, sewing, playing her Native American flute and everyone's favorite - baking. She loved to bake cakes for holidays and her loved ones' birthdays. Undaunted by her many illnesses, she was the shining light in every room, always laughing and being "MeMe." She will be most remembered for how deeply she loved her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her world. She always told them she loved them "to the moon and back." Jayne was an endearing sentimentalist, being emotionally attached to her family and friends. She had a heart of gold and a giving and kind soul. She was truly a free spirit, beautiful in all ways. She was a petite woman with a huge personality. Her witty humor, outgoingness and love of life brought happiness to everyone around her. She was good natured, gracious and humble. Jayne was pure joy and will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives she touched. Jayne leaves behind her loving husband, Rodolfo (Lopo) Primera of Chugiak, Alaska; son, Danny (Denise) Primera and granddaughters, Sammy, Danilynn and Lizzy, all of Desert Hills, Ariz.; son, Westly (Karen) Primera; granddaughter, Alexis with great-grandchildren, Zayven, Brynli and Kingztyn; grandson, Chris with great-grandsons, Grady and Brody; grandson, Josh (Danielle) with great-granddaughter, Avery, and granddaughter, Courtney, all of Anchorage, Alaska; son, Stephen (Dawn) Primera and grandson, JD, granddaughter, Stevie, and granddaughter, Angel (Brett) O'Connor and great-granddaughter, Cheyenne, all of Wasilla, Alaska; plus many loving nieces, nephews and brothers- and sisters-in-law. A private family celebration of life is scheduled.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Apr. 19, 2016