Our mom, grandma, great-grandma, great-great-grandma, sister, and friend, Trudy passed away peacefully in her home Thursday afternoon surrounded by her family. Her final wishes were honored as all five of her children surrounded her.
Trudy was born to Virginia Bertelson and Theodore George Weidow, in Sparks, Nevada. She was the fifth of ten children and also had eight half siblings. She married the love of her life Raymond Eugene Jentzsch on August 17, 1957, together they raised five children.
Trudy spent her life serving her family in her home. She supported her athletes in the stands, provided home cooked meals, and kept the house nice and tidy. So much so, that she is the reason cleaning companies warn people not to mix products such as Bleach, Ammonia and Comet in a toilet bowl. You're welcome.
After growing up not knowing where her next meal would come from, Trudy made sure everyone left her home with a full belly and a snack for the road. Even if that snack was "slightly out of date."
Trudy was a self-proclaimed bartender and if you were ever lucky enough to fall victim to her bartending...there was not a hangover cure in the world that could touch what had happened to you.
She was known for her legendary fudge. She would spend days burning her fingers to make sure everyone had their own batch for the holiday season. Trudy also spent hours passing along the secret to her family to carry on the tradition.
Trudy is survived by her five children, Tammy (Gary) Clark, Ray (Traci) Jentzsch, Terrie (Cory) Workman, Robert (Stacie) Jentzsch, Randy (Wendy) Jentzsch; 37 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and 11 siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and 5 siblings.
Per her request a private celebration of life will be held for immediate family.