Jeanette "Jenny" Holmquist was born in Crab Orchard, Tennessee on November 25, 1944 to Dennis and Edith Scott. She was the second oldest of nine children. She met her husband, Philip Holmquist, while attending a local church through mutual friends. Jenny and Phil wed in Crossville, Tennessee on September 28, 1960. Jenny's fondest memory of her wedding day was eating hamburgers at a local café, which was a treat for her.
Jenny and Phil came to California in May of 1961 to settle down, where she soon began to work at AT&T with her mother-in-law. Jenny gave birth to their only son, Scott, in June of 1962, graduated from San Gabriel High School in 1965, and purchased her first home with her husband in 1972 in San Gabriel, Ca.
Jenny spent 37 years with AT&T until she retired in 1998 when her branch closed. In 1999, Jenny & Phil moved to San Dimas, Ca. In 2000, Jenny went back to work at Bearly Stitchin Sewing Center in Pasadena, Ca. She worked there until re-retiring in 2007.
Jenny was known for her beautiful, handcrafted quilts and handmade items, ranging from purses and aprons to jewelry and clothing. She had a wide array of hobbies through the years such as bowling with Phil and Scotty, collecting ornate barbies, watching her Dodgers, reading lengthy novels, learning the latest technologies, and traveling our beautiful country.
Jenny is survived by her loving husband, Philip; son Scott and his wife Nina; granddaughter Nicole Carmona and her husband David; granddaughter Lauren Barbosa and her husband Kevin; great-granddaughter Ophelia; brothers Roy, John, and Tom; sisters Jane, Evlin, and Dottie. Jenny was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis and Edith Scott; brother Starling and sister Deloris.