Audrey E. (Gravning) Jenner
October 20, 1934 – April 26, 2022
Our Mother, Audrey E. (Gravning) Jenner, went to be with Jesus on April 26, 2022, at 5:30pm at Cornerstone Memory Care Center at Fountain View in Omaha, Nebraska. Mom suffered from Alzheimer’s. She had a fall and broke her hip which ultimately led to her death.
Audrey was born on October 20, 1934, in Adams County, ND to Clarence and Wanda Gravning. She grew up on a farm with two brothers, Gerald Adrian “Jerry” Gravning and C.J. (Lynn Harvey) Gravning, one sister, Corinne Gay (Gravning) Fossen, and her beloved Cocker Spaniel, “Gypsy. “
Mom was baptized, confirmed and married in the same church, Richland Lutheran in Adams County, ND. In 1952 she graduated from Hettinger High School where she was Senior Class President and a National Scholar and where she sang in the choir and competed in the Miss Hettinger Pageant.
After graduating, Mom worked at the Hettinger Co-op as an Accountant. She met our father, Milton R. Jenner, in 1954 through a friend. Their first date was a dance in Lemmon, SD. Our mother married our father on June 5, 1955. Mom made the decision to quit working when their first child, daughter Debra Kaye, was born on July 19, 1956. Then on December 31, 1959, a son, Terry Lee, was born.
Mom was involved in P.E.O. Group and several church organizations, and she made the best chocolate chip cookies EVER! She also loved playing golf and tennis, and was involved in several leagues. Mom will be remembered as devoted to her Lord and to her church and to her husband and family. She will be greatly missed..
Those that went before Audrey are her parents, Clarence Gravning and Wanda (Carroll) Gravning; her husband, Milton R. Jenner; two brothers, Gerald “Jerry” and C.J. (Lynn) Gravning; four sisters-in-law: Peggy (Maddox) Gravning, Judy Gravning, Irene (Jenner) Fink and Leona (Jenner) Schmitt; two brothers-in-law, Otto L. Fink and Emanuel (E.G.) Schmitt; two nieces, Addie Schwalbe and Leslie Gravning; and one nephew, Lyle Fink.
Those family members that are still living are her daughter, Debra K. Jenner-Billington (Steve Billington) of Unadilla, NE;, son, Terry Jenner of Tucson, AZ.; one sister, Corinne ( Gravning) Fossen (David) of Windsor, CA ; sister-in-law, Janys Springer (Gravning) Kruse (Rich) of Bloomington, MN; three grandchildren: Ian M. Billington of Wymore, NE, David L. Billington (Emily) of Lincoln, NE, and Krista Johnston (Tim); three great-grandchildren, Taylor (Billington) Hood of Austin, TX, Hunter Johnston of Bellevue, NE, and Nico Freeman of Austin, TX; five nieces and six nephews and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
COMMITTAL SERVICE: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 9am at Omaha National Cemetery, followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE at 10:30am at Lutheran Church of the Master, 2617 S. 114th St. in Omaha. To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
The family asks that memorials be sent by check directly to the following agencies: Serene Hospice Care-Omaha, NE; Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter – Omaha Office; Nebraska Humane Society-Omaha; and Lutheran Church of The Master-Omaha.
Cards can be sent to Deb Billington, PO Box 7, Unadilla, NE 68454, telling the amount you gave and which memorial you contributed to.
Terry and I would like to express our gratitude to both Fountain View/Cornerstone staff and Serene Care Hospice for the love and attention they showed to Mom during her time there.