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 Theresa Lynn <I>Antonson</I> Jimenez

Theresa Lynn Antonson Jimenez

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Death 11 Apr 1998 (aged 43)
Burial Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 5560686 · View Source
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Anchorage Daily News April 13, 1998
Fairbanks resident Theresa Lynn Jimenez, 43, died of cancer April 11, 1998, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Private interment services will be held. A memorial celebration of her life is planned at the end of April in Fairbanks. Ms. Jimenez was born Dec. 3, 1954, in Newport Beach, Calif. She grew up in Helena, Mont., and Seattle. After graduating from Bothell High School in Bothell, Wash., she married, had a son and pursued a career in the fashion industry. She came to Alaska in 1982, settling in Juneau. She worked as a stockbroker assistant and helped open KTOO-TV, where she was the on-air weather person. She also served as vice chair of the March of Dimes in Juneau. Ms. Jimenez moved to Anchorage in 1991, where she attended Alaska Pacific University for two years and became a certified water aerobics instructor. She served as pool director and coordinated university and community activities. She began pursuing her education further at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1995. She was vice president of the History Honors Society and was involved in other community and university activities. In 1997, she was the sixth Alaskan to win a James Madison Fellowship and the first recipient to choose UAF to start the Madison program. At the time of her death, she had completed her graduate studies to date with a 4.0 grade point average and was scheduled to attend the Madison Fellows Institute at Georgetown University this summer. According to her fiance, ''She was remarkable in her energy and enjoyment of life, her beauty and graciousness and her commitment to UAF, Northern Studies and her many friends at the university, in Fairbanks, throughout Alaska and in the Lower 48. She wished to be remembered for the joy and passion with which she pursued excellence in her education, fairness and the compassion for those in need. ''She remains a source of joy and inspiration to everyone who knew her and a source of great pride to her family, friends, professors and colleagues.'' Ms. Jimenez is survived by her son, Gregory Jacobson; mother, Roma Antonson; and brother, Daniel Antonson, all of Seattle; grandmother, Alma Rygg of Helena; and her companion of many years, Robert Knight of Fairbanks. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the University of Alaska Foundation, P.O. Box 755080, Fairbanks 99775. Arrangements were by Fairbanks Funeral Home.


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  • Created by: Karen Tolliver
  • Added: 21 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5560686
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theresa Lynn Antonson Jimenez (3 Dec 1954–11 Apr 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5560686, citing Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Karen Tolliver (contributor 20942315) .