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• NORDEEN, Helen Indiana,
age 89, of Farragut passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2007. Helen was member of Concord United Methodist Church where she participated in the Friendship Club and Choir. She enjoyed gardening and making and collecting dolls. Helen was preceded in death by husband, Francis Nordeen; parents, Joseph and Minnie Powells; brother and sister-in-law, Myron and Frances Powells. Survivors include: children and spouses, Doran M. “Dean” Nordeen and wife, Annie Nordeen of Arizona; Cynthia R. Atchley and husband, Glenn E. Atchley; grandchildren; Aaron D. Atchley and wife, Brooke of Johnson City, and  Kendra D. Atchley of Knoxville; great-granddaughters, Anna Elizabeth Atchley and Abigail Faith Atchley; nephews, Stan, Larry and Tim Powells; niece, Julie K. Nordeen; sister-in-law, Marion Nordeen. The family received friends Wednesday with funeral services following in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Rebekah Fetzer officiating. Interment followed at Lake View Cemetery. Friends also could call at the home of Glenn and Cynthia Atchley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 9919 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922. Click Funeral Home, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Nordeen family.

• GRINVALSKY, Elizabeth “Betty” T.,
age 92, of Farragut, formerly of Stamford, Conn., passed away early Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2007. She was born in Torrington, Conn., Nov. 12, 1915, and daughter of the late John and Anna Zaharek Grinvalsky. She graduated from Western Connecticut State Teacher’s College. Elizabeth taught first grade in the Torrington and Stamford school system for 42 years, retiring in 1980 from Willard Elementary School in Stamford. Betty was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Farragut. While living in Stamford, she was a member of St. Benedict Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Altar Society and later served as a volunteer director of Religious Education at the church for seven years from 1984 to1992. She also was a member of the Hubbard Heights Garden Club, the Rehabilitation Center of Connecticut and the Connecticut Retired Teachers Association. She also tutored students on a volunteer basis. Elizabeth served as certified hospice volunteer and her hobbies included raising Jackson Perkins rose bushes, for which she won many awards. One of the highlights of Elizabeth’s career was being selected as one of 10 “Outstanding Volunteers” in the State of Connecticut in 1986 by the Hartford Courant Newspaper. She was presented with a beautiful plague and had the honor of meeting Barbara Bush, who was the keynote speaker that year. Betty also received the annual Southwestern Connecticut Association of Life Underwriters Humanitarian Award in 1987. Elizabeth was predeceased by her brothers, the Rev. Stephen A. Grinvalsky, former pastor of St. Benedict Church, Stamford, Dr. Henry Grinvalsky (noted patholigist) of Grosse Pointe, Mich., Andrew, John, Michael, George, James, Bernard and Joseph Grinvalsky; her sisters, Sister M. Thelma Grinvalsky of SS. Cyril and Methodius of Danville, Pa., Anna Zerr, Susan Lach, Katherine Lamp, Mary, Helen and Rita Grinvalsky. Betty had a host of loving relatives who survive her. Special to her was her sister-in-law, Margaret Grinvalsky; nephews, Andrew Grinvalsky, Andrew Lach and Dr. Henry Grinvalsky Jr.; and nieces, Merry Stephen, Susan and Claire Grinvalsky among others; three dear friends, Marion O’Domirok, Marge Brown and Phyllis Ide, survive Betty, with whom she made her home. A mass was in Torrington with interment following in St. Francis Cemetery. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Elizabeth Grinvalsky.

• JENKINS, Geetia Lyn,
of Concord, departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Born March 20, 1953, to John Bryant Jenkins and Frances Russell Jenkins, Geetia was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church. Her life was physically difficult but she faced it with dignity and grace. Geetia loved her animals and was preceeded in death by her beloved Leader Dog, Cocoa, her eyes for 12 years and many other canine friends during her lifetime including Rusty and Peggy Sue. Survivors are sisters, Judy of Concord, and Lisa and husband, Jacob Huber of Baltimore, Md.; uncle, William F. Russell and wife, Ruth of Warner Robins, Ga.; and aunt, Mary Peebles and husband, Bob, of Stone Mountain, Ga.; several cousins, including Toby Jenkins, her phone buddy. Geetia had some very special friends that enriched her life including Daniel and Melody Leibmann. The family wishes to thank the many excellent doctors, nurses and caregivers that made her life as easy as possible for a long time. The family received friends Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Celebration of Geetia’s life following with Dr. G. Kenneth Gates officiating. In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to honor her life may want to consider making a contribution to the Humane Society or animal shelter of choice. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Jenkins family.

• HUSTON, Ronald “Ron” D.,
age 76, of Knoxville, lived in many areas of the country and traveled widely, spending much of his life in California, passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2007, in Knoxville, after a battle with cancer. Ron was retired after a successful career in sales management, president of HR Corporation and was a restaurant owner with his wife Nancy in San Rafael, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents at a young age and by his brother, Frank Huston, earlier this year. Ron is survived by his wife of 34 years, Nancy Jantz Huston; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Cathy Huston of Dublin, Calif.; grandchildren, Marc and Sarah Huston; sister-in-law, Pat Huston; niece, Ann Marie Huston Natterelli. A Celebration of Life will be held in northern California at a later date. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Hutson family.

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