Mom not only endured, but also ministered to others during her life’s most difficult challenges. She was guided and upheld by her faith in the love of her Lord Jesus Christ and the knowledge that her life – no matter how difficult - had purpose. She lived her life by her sense of mission and responsibility to God and the people around her. Her faith was tested daily as she gradually lost her ability to walk. Her belief in the need for serving others never ended — even when she became fully dependent on others for the most basic elements of living.
During her many hospitalizations, her buoyant and courageous attitude was an inspiration to fellow patients and medical staff. While multiple sclerosis attacked her body, eyesight and speech for almost 40 years, she never gave up her will to live out her life in her own home. Through the years, several health providers and caregivers assisted her, and the family will always be grateful to them. We are especially grateful to our caregiver partners, doctors, nurses, and agencies in the later years who stepped up to respect her wishes to remain and die at home. MS quickly took many of the common experiences we all hope for and cherish in life, but never defeated her or took away her attitude of thankfulness. Mom lived a life that few people could endure – yet she did so without anger or self-pity. She lived her belief that God’s grace was sufficient for her. Her courage has been an inspiration to all who were blessed to have known her.
Now she has ultimately won her battle, multiple sclerosis has been defeated, there is no more pain or suffering, only freedom, blessing, and reward.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service for Jette is planned on Saturday, March 16th at 11 a.m. at Central Congregational Church, 14 Crescent St., Derry, NH 03038, (603) 434-4411. There will be a reception following. Over several years, she had a significant impact on many of us, thus all are welcome and warmly encouraged to join us in the life celebration of this special woman. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to Granite State Independent Living, www.gsil.org/donate.php. The Peabody Funeral Home of Derry is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com