Elizabeth Joyce “Betty” Jorgensen


CLINTON — Elizabeth Joyce “Betty” Jorgensen, 88, of Clinton, passed away, peacefully, from natural causes during her two-year residency at Liberty Village Nursing Home, Clinton, at 9:12 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Rev. Randy Myers officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be held from 10–11 a.m. onWednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Elizabeth was born on December 3, 1929, in Park Ridge, Ill., the daughter of John and Mabel (Henrikson) Jacobs. She married Leighton “Lee” Earl Jorgensen September 26, 1953 in Park Ridge.  They met at Monmouth College in Illinois, where she was an English/teaching major and were married for 49 years. He passed away on September 7, 2002.  They lived in Arlington Heights, Ill. from 1964 through 1999.  They moved south to Clinton, in 2000 during their retirement phases of life.

Survivors include her two children, daughter, Karen Koontz, Rockford, Ill.; and son, David (Annie of 28 years) Jorgensen, Clinton; grandchildren,  Jesse Koontz, Richard Koontz, and Randy Koontz, and Bradley Jorgensen and Christopher Jorgensen. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Betty taught high school English and later worked in market research in Mt. Prospect, Ill.  She maintained contact with her Kappa Delta sorority for many years.  

Betty enjoyed visiting and playing bridge with local friends and was a member of the Methodist Church in Clinton.  She enjoyed time with friends, and she especially enjoyed family gatherings with her welcoming and extended family in Clinton.  Betty also enjoyed weekly conversations by phone with daughter Karen through the years after the move south to Clinton.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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