, Salem, MA

February 24, 2014

Elisabeth A. Jenness, 78

Beverly — Elisabeth A. Jenness passed away in the comfort of her home in Beverly on February 18th, she was 78. Born in Gerolstein, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Auguste Schommer. Ms. Jenness began her career in retail sales at Johnny Appleseed’s, and later went on to Filene's and Macy's, where she retired following 20 years of service. She was an avid gardener and a great cook, but mostly enjoyed time spent with her family near the ocean and locally at Lynch Park. In September of 1980, she was awarded a citation from Gov. Edward King for Outstanding Skill and Sportsmanship in Salt Water Fishing for landing a record tuna, weighing in at 1,082 pounds and 5 ounces. She single-handedly reeled it in from the waters off the North Shore.

She is survived by her son, Erwien H.P. Jenness and his wife, Linda, of Beverly; a granddaughter, Amber E. Jenness; a sister, Marianne Schommer; as well as several nieces and nephews in Germany. She was predeceased by her, brother Hans Schommer; and her sister, Karin Borsch.

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