Jeanette Holmquist

November 25, 1944September 6, 2013

Jeanette “Jenny” Holmquist was born in Crab Orchard, Tennessee on November 25, 1944 to Dennis and Edith Scott. She was the second oldest of nine children. She met her husband, Philip Holmquist, while attending a local church through mutual friends. Jenny and Phil wed in Crossville, Tennessee on September 28, 1960. Jenny’s fondest memory of her wedding day was eating hamburgers at a local café, which was a treat for her.

Jenny and Phil came to California in May of 1961 to settle down, where she soon began to work at AT&T with her mother-in-law. Jenny gave birth to their only son, Scott, in June of 1962, graduated from San Gabriel High School in 1965, and purchased her first home with her husband in 1972 in San Gabriel, Ca.

Jenny spent 37 years with AT&T until she retired in 1998 when her branch closed. In 1999, Jenny & Phil moved to San Dimas, Ca. In 2000, Jenny went back to work at Bearly Stitchin Sewing Center in Pasadena, Ca. She worked there until re-retiring in 2007.

Jenny was known for her beautiful, handcrafted quilts and handmade items, ranging from purses and aprons to jewelry and clothing. She had a wide array of hobbies through the years such as bowling with Phil and Scotty, collecting ornate barbies, watching her Dodgers, reading lengthy novels, learning the latest technologies, and traveling our beautiful country.

Jenny is survived by her loving husband, Philip; son Scott and his wife Nina; granddaughter Nicole Carmona and her husband David; granddaughter Lauren Barbosa and her husband Kevin; great-granddaughter Ophelia; brothers Roy, John, and Tom; sisters Jane, Evlin, and Dottie. Jenny was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis and Edith Scott; brother Starling and sister Deloris.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2013
  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Linnea Rowden

September 20, 2013

It has taken me a long time to find the words to express my feelings at the loss of Jenny. It is like there is an empty place in the world and in my heart. I cherish the good times we had together. I will always love and miss you and when I piece a quilt on the sewing machine you gave me I will feel sad but I will smile.

Diana Tucker

September 14, 2013

Aunt jenny you were my "go to person" when I had trouble understanding things that made life hurt. You could bring understanding and healing and yet share how easy and simple it was to change it!! It was always an inside job of showing unconditional love, forgiveness, hope, kindness, and an open heart!!! You never shut anyone out or gave up hope. You fought till the end with grace and strength!! You made sure others were ok before you!!! Yet stood firm with eloquence!!! I will miss you deeply and hope I can pass on all your beliefs of love and family!!! Thank you for being there for me and my kids and always being proud of their accomplishments!!! Your loving niece Diana xxxxooooo

Nina Holmquist

September 13, 2013

Dear Jenny, you were a good Mother-in-Law to me. You gave good advice and then let us figure it out. You had a great big generous heart and would give anyone who asked the shirt off your back. I couldn't have asked for a better Grandma for my girls. You loved them so much and they loved you so much too. Thank you for being such a loving presence in their lives. Your son Scott is a good kind man too. You did a good job here Jenny. I will always remember you and keep close to my heart the good memories we made through the years. Don't worry about your Philip, we've got him and will take good loving care of him. Godspeed Jenny, may you bask in God's love until we see you again.

Michael Karns

September 12, 2013

Scott and Family,

My deepest condolences to you. May you all find peace in each others support during this sad time.

Amanda Scott

September 12, 2013

Dear Aunt Jenny, We miss and love you so so much. Your forever in our heart's always. May you rest in Love

Jason Rowden

September 12, 2013

I love you Aunt Jenny and will miss you dearly. I was very lucky to have you in my life and cherish the time we spent together. You always helped to bring the family together and your love for all was always apparent. I'm so grateful to have known you.

Harold Rowden

September 11, 2013

Jenny, you have a big heart and showed your love of family in so many ways. I could not have a better sister inlaw and will love you always.....

Janet Rice

September 11, 2013

Scott and family,

May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Jenny Lorn

September 10, 2013

Dear Jenny,
I was blessed to know you as a young girl and have seen your amazing love shape Nikki into the woman she is today. Thank you watching over her and your family now and forever. You are missed by everyone Jenny.

David Rowden

September 10, 2013

You are the greatest aunt in the world. I love you. You were the most loving and accepting person. You are with us every night through your quilt.