Jessie Refnes

Jan 5, 1919 - Apr 17, 2012


Born January 5, 1919 in Stickney, South Dakota. Died April 17, 2012 in Sacramento. Jessie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Alvin Refnes and 3 brothers and 5 sisters. She is survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Philip and Vera Refnes of Sacramento and sister-in-laws, Virginia Josephson of Idaho, Pauline Tolsma and Shirley Tolsma of South Dakota, and many nephews and nieces and great nephews and nieces. Jessie was a long time resident of Sacramento, and an active charter member of Hope Community Reformed Church. There she served in the Christian Women’s Fellowship and Anchor Fellowship Group. Traveling, fishing, cooking, entertaining, gardening, and most of all working with crafts, were what she loved. Jessie had a caring heart and often was the first to visit with, or provide food for her ailing friends. A memorial service will be held at East Lawn, Sierra Hills Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841 on Friday, April 27, at 2:00 pm. Memorial gifts may be sent to: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851, or online at, or to the Narcolepsy Network,


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