Jeanette Alma (McDougall Sawicky) Hier, 78, of Kingman passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
She was born July 30, 1931, in Chicago and moved to Kingman from Sepulveda, Calif., in 1991.
Jeanette was a member of Kingman Presbyterian Church, TOPS and the Kingman Social Club. Jeanette was a woman of incredible energy who generously shared her many talents with her family and friends. She was a seamstress and quilter of tremendous talent.
Jeanette was a published photographer and instructor of photography at MCC. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, ceramic work, painting and scrap-booking.
While raising her seven children, Jeanette volunteered to help with their many activities, including serving as a Cub Scout Den Mother and Girl Scout Troop Leader.
After moving to Kingman with her husband, Vern, Jeanette volunteered at the Mohave County Museum and Bonelli House.
She was a volunteer tax-preparer for AARP and was newsletter editor for the Kingman Social Club.
She was a member of TOPS and was a licensed ham radio operator. Jeanette and Vernon enjoyed playing Bunko, and were avid square and round dancers who also enjoyed traveling and visiting family with their trailer.
Jeanette is survived by her sons, Michael (Barbara) Sawicky of Scottsdale, Allen (Reyna) Sawicky of Winnetka, Calif., and John (Jacqueline) Sawicky of Granite Bay, Calif.; daughters, Linda (Mike) Perron of Brantford, Ont., Canada, Merrie Gonzalez of Sacramento, Calif., Karin (Larry) Keister of Elko, Nev., and Nancy (Larry) Adams of Kingman.
She is also survived by 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and stepchildren, Rick (Gay) and Terry.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold; her parents, Alma Eggers and Harold McDougall; her first husband, Walter Sawicky; and her second husband, Vernon Hier.
Jeanette will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
The memorial service to celebrate Jeanette's life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Kingman Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Kingman Presbyterian Church, 2425 Detroit Ave., Kingman, AZ 86401-4224.