Jennie Sessions Nash


(Dec. 11, 2007)

Jennie Sessions Nash died Tuesday, Dec. 11 at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell of natural causes.  She was 84.

She was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Byron at the family home.

She was second of six children born to Alvin Aytch and Gladdys Cowley Sessions.

Three sisters are remaining, Lavon Castro and Leona Foulk, twins from Greybull, and Wilma Gae Haratyk from Boise.

Jennie graduated from Byron High School in 1942. She couldn’t use her scholarship to BYU because of World War II.  She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

On June 15, 1947, she married Alexander Nash in Billings. They and their family were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on Aug. 3, 1965. They made their home in Byron.

To this union were born four children, Alex, Savanna, Charlene and Roger.

Jennie had four grandchildren, Byron, Scott, Jason and Monique, and six great-grandchildren, Paxton, Kaia, Zenden, Dharma, True and Maximum.

Jennie belonged to a women’s club in Byron, the VFW, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and family organizations. She was proud of her heritage. She will be missed by all who knew her and the lives she touched through her lifetime.

Survivors are: Alex, Norma, Byron and Scott Nash of Englewood, Colo., Savanna Nash of Byron, Roger Nash of West Jordon, Utah, Jason, Tara, Paxton, Kaia, Zenden and Dharma Fairbanks of Salt Lake City, Josh, Monique, True and Maximum Moore of Salt Lake, Lavon Castro and Leona Foulk of Greybull, Michael and Wilma Gae Haratyk and their family of Boise and many friends and relatives.

Jennie was preceded in death by her husband, Alex, daughter Charlene, father Alvin, mother Gladdys, stepmother Mae, sister Evelyn, brother Alvin Howard and many friends and relatives.

Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Byron on Saturday Dec. 15. Interment followed at the Byron Cemetery.