Art Oken’s Spouse, Jenney Headed West

sss-reunion-2009-img25Loving spouse of SSS Charter Member/Secretary Art Oken, Jeanette “Jenny” Frances Oken, 79, headed west on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Jenny was a devoted Air Force wife, mother and grandmother. She worked in real estate as a mortgage broker and as a paralegal at a law firm. Jenny married Arthur in Destin, FL in May of 1969. She loved to garden and was a graduate of Murphy High School.

Jenny is preceded in death by her sister, JoAnn Poole and her brother, Archibald F. O’Brien, Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Arthur J. Oken; daughter, Elizabeth Ann O’Brien; son, Richard R. Brown, Jr.; sister, Patricia Ann Burkhalter; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

A committal service will be held at 1:30pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 Alabama Highway 225, Spanish Fort, AL 36577, with Rev. Thack Dyson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Air Warrior Courage Foundation (AWCF), or to the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association (RRVFPA, “River Rats”), Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.