Jennie J. Draper

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  • "I miss you Grandma Jennie. I will always love you - Love,..."
    - Heather Arias
  • "I will always remember your love for us. Love Carolina"
    - Carolina Sherrill
  • "Love you mamma forever, Dennypat"
    - Dennis Sherrill
  • "Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you. Love..."
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Service Information
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

May 15, 1920 ~ February 3, 2011

Jennie Jettalene Draper of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully February 3, 2011. She was 90. Jennie was born in Thackeray, IL, May 15, 1920 to Tida and Raleigh Nation.
She began work in Washington DC for the Department of Navy in 1942. There she met her future husband Marine Cpl. David E. Sherrill. They were married in Washington DC in 1943. Jennie "served" proudly as the wife of a Marine during World War II and Korea, managing numerous Marine Corp transfers throughout the years all the while raising three boys.
After David retired from the Marine Corp in 1962, they finally settled in San Diego, CA. In the early 1970's, Jennie moved to Portland, OR, where she worked for Kaiser Permanente. She later moved to Redwood City, CA in 1980, retiring from Kaiser in 1987. In 1995, Jennie returned to the northwest, settling in Vancouver, WA, where she lived the past fifteen years; the last two years in the care of the very competent and loving staff of the Cascade Inn.
Jennie is survived by her three sons, Daniel E. (Rose) of Kristianstad, Sweden, Dennis P. (Carolina) of Green Valley, AZ, and David D. (Eileen) of Vancouver, WA; six grandchildren, Heidi Sherrill, Andrea Sherrill Ghanadian, Benjamin Sherrill, Heather Sherrill Arias, Alex Sherrill, Natalie Sherrill; nine great-grandchildren; her brother, Dane Nation (Marilyn); and nephews, Mike Nation, Mark Nation, and JR Nation.
She was very proud of her children, her grandchildren,
her great-grandchildren, and her nephews and loved them all.
Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Victor Nation and John Nation; and sister, Majorie Parker.
Jennie was interred adjacent to her parents at the Nation family plot in McLeansboro, IL. At her request, no services will be held.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 17, 2011
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