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Jenice E. Kashey
March 20, 1932 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Jenice was born and raised in a small Dutch farming community in Hull, North Dakota. She graduated from Hague High School in June 1950 then attended Calvin College for 1 year.
She was the first woman in North Dakota to join the United States Navy as a WAVE during the Korean conflict. Her service was as a radioman sending encrypted messages in Morse code from Charleston Naval base to command centers in the Korean theater. She met Jim Kashey, who was a Navy Serviceman. They married and settled in Philadelphia and had two daughters, Lenaire Kashey Ahlum and Malia Kashey Pearson. She continued her federal government service in the Army Core of Engineers, Veterans Association, and Social Security Administration. During her long retirement she traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and the United States by RV Coach with her brother Alan. She researched family ancestral genealogy and composed four books along with her sister, Kay Hoeksema. She leaves a Christian legacy of values in the Bible, God, and country to her family. Her remaining children are: Daughter, Lenaire Kashey Ahlum and husband Thomas Ahlum, their daughters, Jessica, Christine, and Jewel and Daughter, Malia Kashey Pearson and husband, Tim Pearson, their children, Michael, Sara, and Darian and three great-grandchildren, Nicolae Pearson, William Thomas Sokol, and Kiera Ahlum. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim Kashey in 1975, and her granddaughter, Gloria Joy Ahlum, in 2014. A visitation will be held, Tuesday, February 6 from 3:30 pm -4:00pm, at First Regular Baptist Church 205 Queen St. Northumberland where the memorial service will follow at 4:00 pm led by Pastors Michael and David Cantine.