Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Jeanetta Jane Denton Woltje
Sacramento, CA, January 20, 1999
Jeanetta Jane Denton Woltje passed away January 16, 1999 at BrucevilleTerrace, Sacramento, California. She had resided in Sacramento since 1988.Jane as she was called by family and friends was born at Lagoda, Indiana onOctober 14, 1908 to Harry and May Perlina Perkins Denton. She traveled with her parents by train at the age of 5 from Indiana to Kismet, Kansas where her parents homesteaded. She attended schools at Kismet and Plains, Kansas and resided in Meade, Kansas until the death of her husband in 1971. She spent a few years in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she was Senior Citizen of the Year in the 1980's at Luisa Center in Santa Fe. She was also awarded a plaque by then Governor Toney Anaya of the State of New Mexico for her outstanding volunteer efforts in New Mexico. She and twelve other residents of Bruceville Terrace wrote a book "Our Sacramento Delta Love Story" which was about the World War I era and the multicultural backgrounds of the ladies. This book was one of the best selling vanity press books ever handled by Tower Books. Mourning her death are her son Marvin Woltje and his wife Colleen of Sacramento, California, son Melvin Peoples and his wife Ruth of Many, Louisiana, son Gene Peoples and his wife Gloria of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is survived by a brother, Howard Denton of Lubbock, Texas, three sisters, Eldena Farrell of Washington, Iowa, Billie Birkenbaugh of Dodge City, Kansas and Goldie Stoddard of Walsh, Colorado, as well as one step-sister, Leota Brown of Dove Creek, Colorado. She had 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son Billy Joe Woltje in 1964 and husband William Theodore (Ted) in 1971. Memorial Services will be held at Fidler-Orme Mortuary, Saturday January 23, at 2:00 p.m. after which she will be interred in Graceland Cemetery, Meade, Kansas. The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be given in her name to Bruceville Terrace, 8151 Bruceville Road, Sacramento, California in order that others may enjoy their later years there as much as she did.