Jenny Lynn FitzpatrickNovember 13, 1956 ~ December 4, 2017 (age 61)
Jenny Lynn Fitzpatrick, 61 of Columbia, Tennessee, formerly of Wolverine and Boyne City, passed away in Columbia on Monday, December 4, 2017.
Born in Gaylord and raised in Wolverine, Jenny was the daughter of Abner and Gwendolyn (Leese) Smith. She was a 1974 graduate of Wolverine High School.
On a blind date on St. Patrick’s Day in 1984, Jenny met Randy J. Fitzpatrick. They were married in Wolverine on August 19, 1989. Jenny and Randy raised their family Boyne City where they lived for many years, later moving to St. Johns, Michigan and finally to Columbia, Tennessee.
Though she had worked at Carter’s and Oleson’s Markets in Petoskey, Jenny’s children and grandchildren were the focus of her life. Taking care of them and making them happy brought her great joy. She will be remembered by her family and her friends for the wonderful cook she was. She was always cooking, canning and baking for others. She painstakingly prepared Christmas gift baskets for each of her family every year. Jenny had attended Wolverine Free Methodist Church in Wolverine, and the First Presbyterian Church in Boyne City.
Surviving are her husband Randy; her children, Nicholas Fitzpatrick or Las Vegas, NV, Randy Fitzpatrick Jr. of Charlevoix, Justin (Rachel) Fitzpatrick of Boyne Falls, John (Chelsea) Fitzpatrick of Boyne City and Sarah (Matt) Howard of Boyne City; 16 grandchildren; her mother, Gwendolyn Smith of Wolverine; a sister, Sandra Smith of Harbor Springs; brothers, Louie Smith and Gary Smith of Wolverine, Mark Smith of Harbor Springs and Albert (Dawn) Smith of Indian River; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by father, Abner Smith in 2015 and sister-in-law, Kathryn "Kathy" P. Smith in 2017.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Wolverine Free Methodist Church where the family will visit with friends beginning at 12:00 PM. Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to the family.
Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at www.gaylordfuneralhome.com