July 24, 2013
Jenny Louise Benschop was born in Java, Indonesia on July 21, 1941
and she died unexpectedly on July 8, 2013 in Sierra Nevada Memorial
Hospital in Grass Valley, California, near her home in the Lake
Wildwood community, where she lived since 2005. Her parents were
Jacques Johan Keasberry and Jane Catherine (Cooke) Keasberry, both
of Dutch-Indonesian descent.
By her side at the time of passing were her two sons Bryan
Benschop and Diron Benschop together with their daughter-in-law
Yvonne Benschop, married to Bryan. Jenny’s brother Richard Paul
Keasberry and his life-partner Lindy Hahn were by her side, as well
as Ron Slatterbeck, Jenny’s life-partner for more than 25 years. Jenny
is survived by five grandchildren whom he cherished deeply: Kevin,
Corey, Amanda, Jordan and Nathan as well as a niece, Mitzi Beach,
and Nephew, Robin Keasberry. Jenny is also survived by her beloved
sister, Therry Keasberry, who has resided in the Tarragona region of
Spain for many years; Therry is joining the family in California during
his time of loss for the next several weeks.
Jenny left Indonesia with her family just after the end of World
War II and then lived in Holland for five years before immigrating
to the United States in 1957. She and her family settle in Pasadena,
California at that time and Jenny was married and raised her family
there. Jenny will be remembered with fondness by all who knew her.
She had a bright, welcoming smile to greet her friends and family,
who mattered above all else, and she was passionate about her dogs.
It is with profound sadness that we say goodbye and we will hold
her in our hearts forever.
Jenny’s ashes will be interred, along with those of her mother who
passed away in July 2004, at Rose Hill Memorial Park, 3888 Workman
Mill Road, Whitter, California on Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 AM.