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4520 Bosque Boulevard
Waco, TX 76710
Phone: 254-772-5272
Fax: 254-772-5695
Janith Elbert

Janith M. Elbert (Jenson)

Monday, December 11th, 1939 - Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
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Janith Jenson Elbert
December 11, 1939 – August 28, 2019

Janith is survived by her husband Doug Elbert, brother Randy Jenson and wife Gladys, two sons, Paul Anderton and David Anderton and wife Debbie Anderton, daughter Sharon Trimble and grandsons, Clinton Trimble, Carter Anderton, Case Anderton and Cooper Anderton. 

Visitation will be at OakCrest Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm.  Services to be held at Our Saviors Lutheran at Norse at 11:00 am on Wednesday. 

Janith Jenson was born in Cranfills Gap, Texas to parents Raymond Jenson and Jennie Mae Pederson-Jenson both having full Norwegian ancestry. Her early years were spent in the Bosque County Norse community. After moving to Waco she attended South Junior and graduated from Waco High in 1957.
She attended Baylor University and later earned her Masters degree from Stephen F. Austin University. School was a natural for her and she began a teaching career at Burbank High School in San Antonio. From there she began to seek other ways to make a difference as director of Children Services, Walter Branch Library, Director of Social Services, Shelter for Battered Woman and Director of Community Services Women’s center of Dallas. The connection throughout this part of her career was to give back and hopefully make a difference in someone else’s life.

Janith spent 15 years in Nacogdoches as a Chaplin for Nacogdoches Medical Center and became thoroughly involved in the community serving on the Boys and Girls club board and many other heart felt community organizations. During her time at the Medical Center she was able to secure the funds and build a Chapel for those to pray and worship in a private holy environment. She spent time writing for the Baptist Standard and speaking during this part of her life.

The thread of her life has always been the love for Jesus and sharing with others the amazing grace and love God has for each of us. To know her is to understand that she loves unconditionally with a giving heart and absolute trust in God’s path for each of us.

The second love of her life is family and she so enjoyed her time with her relatives and especially her Grandpa at the farm in Clifton. She spent 10 years of her life caring for her mom (Jennie Jenson) at home with her, sacrificing to make sure she was loved and comfortable. Janith had three children Paul Anderton, David Anderton and Sharon Trimble who all reside in Waco. They are a very close family having been shaped, encouraged, loved and raised by such a spiritual person in Janith. Doug Elbert, her husband of 40 years, has been her entire foundation and encourager and love of her life. Grandkids love their Grandma but never as much as a Grandma’s love for grandkids. If we had a penny for every prayer and conversation to God from Janith about her grandkids, we would all be rich.

The third thing Janith loved was nature and being out in God’s amazing creation. She wrote a book about her Time on the Farm and being with her Grandpa, learning about faith through nature and the lessons we learn by opening our eyes and listening with our hearts. Janith was an amazing person and one of a kind. The impact she had on others is probably not measurable. God used her as an angel her on earth and now she is an angel in Heaven.

Pallbearers are Cooper Anderton, Case Anderton, Clint Trimble, Carter Anderton, Joseph Cox, and Tim Pederson.

A special thanks to the all the staff on the 4th floor of Hillcrest Hospital, she had wonderful care and very peaceful transition to Heaven.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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  • Service

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Our Savior's Lutheran Church & Cemetery
    Address
    Norse, TX
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    Search Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Cemetery: Driving directions: From Clifton traffic light at the intersection of TX 6 and FM 219, drive 3.3 miles SW on FM 219, going toward Cranfills Gap; turn right onto CR 4150. Continue on CR 4150 for 3.7 miles to FM 182. Bear right onto FM 182 and continue N approximately 0.6 mile to the Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Veer off to the right, off of FM 182, approx 130 yards. Greene Family Cemetery is the first small fenced area on the right, immediately adjacent to the larger Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery. This churchyard cemetery is located behind the Old Saviors Lutheran Church and is fenced with a unique handmade rock fence. There are many older majestic headstones located on the front right part of the property. To the left of the cemetery is a pavilion that contains a map of the graves. The entire grounds are surrounded by large trees and it does have a flagpole. An interesting monument recognizes the 17 Norwegian Settlers who founded this area. The peaceful and serene setting is something to be experienced on family trips.
  • Interment

    Location
    Our Savior's Lutheran Church & Cemetery
    Address
    Norse, TX
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Search Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery: Driving directions: From Clifton traffic light at the intersection of TX 6 and FM 219, drive 3.3 miles SW on FM 219, going toward Cranfills Gap; turn right onto CR 4150. Continue on CR 4150 for 3.7 miles to FM 182. Bear right onto FM 182 and continue N approximately 0.6 mile to the Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Veer off to the right, off of FM 182, approx 130 yards. Greene Family Cemetery is the first small fenced area on the right, immediately adjacent to the larger Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery. This churchyard cemetery is located behind the Old Saviors Lutheran Church and is fenced with a unique handmade rock fence. There are many older majestic headstones located on the front right part of the property. To the left of the cemetery is a pavilion that contains a map of the graves. The entire grounds are surrounded by large trees and it does have a flagpole. An interesting monument recognizes the 17 Norwegian Settlers who founded this area. The peaceful and serene setting is something to be experienced on family trips.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Dad and with Janiths family, Drew, Linda, Haley and Evan
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Rejoicing for heaven's newest angel. Love from the Jerry Jenson family - Joanne, Joe & Willette, Darrin & Jill Brackett
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Ronny/Janet Bredemeyer

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To Doug, Randy, and the rest of Janith's Family!! We are very sorry to just find out about Janith's passing!! We had lost contact with the Family after her Mother, Ms. Jennie's passing!! And we did not know of the health problems that Janith had been having!! Since I worked with Ms. Jennie for so many years, Janith almost felt like a Sister to me!! So, now Janith has joined her Mother in Heaven, where I know there was an extra special place for the both of them!!! But Janith sure is going to be missed dearly by many!! May GOD be with 'each' one of you at this time ind in the days to come!! Please try to remember all of the good/fun/special times that we had with Janith!! GOD bless you all!! Ronny/Janet Bredemeyer
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Karen, Barry, Brandon, Russell & Jacky

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Janith brought so many gifts to our lives and our family. Her cup always runneth over with joy. We will never forget her!
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Michael and Stephanie Jensik (Jenson)

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For Sharon, David, and Paul: Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beautiful mother. With much love.
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