JESSICA W. HUNTER
Celebrating the life of JESSICA W. HUNTER Jessica W. Hunter passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years 10 months and 6 days, on October 22, 2015 in Hawaii with her daughter at her side. Jessica was born December 16, 1922 in Marion, Virginia. She grew up in Marion with her two sisters and brother. After graduating high school, she volunteered in the military in WWII as a U.S. Navy WAVES. Jessica was honorably discharged and began her long life as a hard-working dedicated daughter, sister, aunt, friend, wife and mother. Jessica valued hard work but she also enjoyed having a good time. She went to the Fireman's Jamboree Dances in Marion bowled in Las Vegas and watched the golf pros on TV. Music was a great part of her life and as a country girl she knew all the old-time musicians. In the Big-Band era she danced to the music of the day and as she got older she added the Three Tenors to her list! Jessica had talent. In addition to singing, she played the organ, the guitar and the mandolin and in her last years she wanted to add the ukulele to the list. After working and living in Marion Virginia and in Philadelphia, she moved to Las Vegas in the late 1950's with her husband Harold and her daughter Barbara. After retiring as a supervisor for the Hilton International Hotel, Jessica and Harold spent their time traveling across the USA visiting family and friends and always ending up in Marion to spend time with Jessica's Mother. They also made multiple trips to Hauula, Hawaii to visit their daughter Barbara Kahana. Jessica was outgoing and friendly. She flirted with the men and complemented the women in her life. Sometimes she had a wry, subtle wit and sense of humor, and at other times she could be brass, bold and straightforward. She was a woman who epitomized the definition of Mother. She lived the last 22 months of her life with her daughter in Hauula, Hawaii, visited by old friends and making new friends. She was a tough strong woman and will be missed by all who knew her well and especially by a daughter who loved her. "The Road Goes Ever On and On."
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased