Aletha Hamm Jessen

Published 8:18 pm Tuesday, December 23, 2014


January 15, 1923 – December 22, 2014


Mrs. Aletha Hamm Jessen, age 91, a resident of Cowan St., Washington, NC, passed away on the 22nd day of December 2014 at her home. Per her request there will be no service.

Mrs. Jessen was born in North Hempstead, NY on January 15, 1923 daughter of the late William and Llewellyn Reynolds Hamm. On February 19, 1944 she was married to Anthony Herbert Jessen, Sr. who preceded her in death on May 27, 2013. She was a switchboard operator with B. Altmans Department Store in New York. Mrs. Jessen lived in Washington for 30 years. She loved gardening and cooking. She spent the last several years of her life caring for her husband.

She is survived by her son, Anthony H. “Andy” Jessen, Jr. of St. Augustine, FL; her daughter, Patricia A. Slusser of Huntington Beach, CA; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

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