She was 61. She was gloriously happy, grateful for the life she’d lived and was supported throughout her life by friends, colleagues, and family. She was able to live with her daughter’s family for the last 5 years of her life which brought her many joys and memories. Jeny was a kind-hearted person who found joy in helping others in any way she was able. She had many jobs through-out her life, primarily in social services, but most recently was the Cemetery Director in Johnson City, TN at Mountain Home National Cemetery as part of the National Cemetery Association with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jeny felt being a cemetery director and working with veterans was her true calling in life and thrived in her position.
Jeny fought a heroic battle with cancer which ultimately took her life. In the short seven months since her diagnosis she lived life to its absolute fullest making every day count. She travelled far and wide and when she could no longer go, people traveled far and wide to come to her.
Jeny is survived by her daughters, Marsha Umanzor (Edis) of Raleigh, NC and Jessica Moldenhauer of Vancouver, WA. Jeny also had five beautiful grandchildren whom she loved deeply: Jasmine, Amelia, Gabriel, Juliet, and Isabella. She is also survived by her mother Ann Vallentyne Walker of Raleigh, NC., and brothers Stewart Walker (Marion Bolz) of Durham, NC, Allin Walker (Margaret Lockwood) of Sturgeon Bay, WI, and William Walker (Edgar Waenke) of LaPorte, IN. She is also survived by her beloved former husband Robert Hughes of Cary, NC. Jeny thrived in many special relationships with other special family members and dear friends.
A celebration of life in which all are invited to attend will be held Sunday April 14th, 2019 at 2:00pm at Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St, Johnson City, TN 37604. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Jeny’s Garden fund which will be explained at the service. We ask that guests wear patriotic or bright colors as we celebrate the legacy Jeny Walker leaves behind.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com . Tetrick Funeral Services 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is honored to serve Jeny’s family during this time.