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Friday, August 01, 2014

Harriet E. (Betty) Jennings, 90

Harriet E. (Betty) Jennings of Westport died July 23 at Norwalk Hospital. She was 90. Image
Harriet Jennings: Westporter for more than 70 years. Contributed photo

Born in California on Nov. 7, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Dwight and Margaret (Yokum) Jennings. She has been a resident of Westport for more than 70 years.

Prior to retiring, she was employed by U.S. Plywood Division of Champion International in New York City where she served as the manager of the Industrial Graphic Design Department.

She was a graduate of Staples High School and the Pratt Institute in New York City and has been a longtime volunteer with the Westport–Weston American Red Cross.

She was the longest living member of the Saugatuck Congregational Church, serving tirelessly as a Deacon Emeritus and was a very active volunteer on various boards and committees.

In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by one sister, Ruth Jennings.

Interment service will be private. For further information concerning the Memorial Service to be held later this fall please contact the Saugatuck Congregational Church office at (203)227-1261.

Memorial contributions in memory of Harriet (Betty) Jennings may be made to the Saugatuck Congregational Church Rebuild Fund, P.O. Box 5186, Westport, CT 06881 or the American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT. 06032.

The Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, is assisting with the arrangements. 


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Very fond memories of playing golf with Betty for many years with the LWGA.  No doubt she and (recently departed) Emmy Lou are teeing one up in heaven together.  RIP Ladies.

Posted by AUDREY HERTZEL on August 22, 2014 at 01:51 PM | #