|Birth: ||May 12, 1918|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 2005|
Santa Clara County
THE INVISIBLE SOLDIER
You can tell by the twinkle in her eye
At parades when the flag marches by
She served our country and she served it very well
Some have served a tour or two in hell
She suffered hardship and never ceased to care
it gave us strength just to know she was there
She was a leader, you could tell by the rank she wore
but she became the invisible soldier after the war
She can march, she can fly, she can sail
She proved that bravery isn't exclusive of the male
But she became the invisible soldier after the war
Now it is finally time to right a wrong
HONOR our sister soldier, HEAR her song
It's very clear that she,was a patriot to the core
Don't let her be the invisible soldier anymore.
BY Sarge Lintecum
Jeanette married Dwight Faulkner in 1949 and they divorced in California in 1968.
Published Clewiston News, Florida:
Jeanette E. Faulkner of Palo Alto died Saturday, April 30, 2005, in her residence. She was 86.
Mrs. Faulkner was born May 12, 1918 in Masten's Corner, Harrington, Del., daughter of the late John Wyatt and Bertha Hammond Wyatt. She grew up in the Felton, Del. area.
She graduated from Harrington High School in 1937 and completed nursing school in 1940 at the Homeopathic Hospital School of Nursing in Wilmington, Del, where she worked in the operating room of the Memorial Hospital until entering the Army Nurse Corps on May 31, 1943.
Mrs. Faulkner was sent to the European Theater during World War II in June, 1944, after completing Air Evacuation School in Kentucky. She was attached to the 802nd and later the 807th Air Evacuation Squadrons evacuating wounded from the front lines in Italy and France. Her plane was shot down twice and she received the Air Medal, two oak leaf clusters, the President's Unit citation and the E.T.O. ribbon with five battle stars. She was honorably discharged in Nov. 1948, shortly after marrying her husband, an Air Force vet and pilot in Georgia.
She raised three children and traveled to many places during her husband's 23-year military career. In 1963, they retired in Fullerton. After her children got older, she went back to operating room duty in North Orange County, working well into her 60s.
Mrs. Faulkner was a very competent, caring, inspirational, sacrificing and faithful wife, mother and nurse. She was an accomplished seamstress, knitter, crocheter, and gardening was her joy. She moved to Palo Alto Commons Assisted Living Residence 2 1/2 years ago where she received the finest care and attention from all the staff and her loving daughter, Cindy, and son-in-law, Bob, who lived nearby.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Faulkner.
She is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Sandy and Ben Takeda and Cindy and Bob Fitzwilson; a son, Dwight Faulkner II; a grandson, James Erickson of California; and a sister, Cora Harris of Harrington.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington, which was her hometown. The Rev. Martha Callaway will officiate.
John Clifford Wyatt (1885 - 1943)
Bertha Emily Hammond Wyatt (1893 - 1954)
Emma Wyatt Jefferson (1916 - 1998)*
Mary Magdeline Wyatt (1916 - 1916)*
Jeanette Elma Wyatt Faulkner (1918 - 2005)
Created by: Sherlocks Cousin
Record added: Jan 30, 2012
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