Nylah Jeanne (Pettijohn) Jimenez
God received another angel; Nylah Jeanne (Pettijohn) Jimenez returned to heaven on March 27, 2021, at the age of 65. She was a fighter who fought long and hard to stay on this earth, to be with her family, but her body was tired and her Heavenly Father wanted her home. She was surrounded by her loving family when she passed and many, many angels came to guide her home.
Nylah was born on November 7th, 1955, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Elbert Thomas “ET” and Ruby Johnson Pettijohn. She was one of ten children and is survived by her brothers Patton, Mark, Thomas, and Alanson Pettijohn; and her sisters Taffy Uscola and Doris Kastner. She was preceded in death by her sisters Navada Stambaugh, Ada Pettijohn, and Robin Pettijohn. She had many found memories growing up in a large close-knit family with love and laughter.
Her beloved husband of 38 years, Barney Jimenez, survives her, as well as her nine beautiful children, whom she loved more than anything, Rachel Lund, Suzy Standifird, James Jimenez, Ada Jimenez, Jennifer Jensen, Robin Hocking, Maria Butler, Nylah Smith, and Jacob Jimenez. She is also survived by her twenty-three grandchildren, whom she cherished, Teluride, Trinity, Gabriel, Oren, Kaitlin, Wesley, Logan, Mack, Sterling, Haylen, Aliyah, Dru, Mason, Landen, Blake, Michael, Faye, Evan, Easton, Elsen, Ethan, Abby, and Piper.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021, at the Wasilla Alaska Stake Center (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) located at 821 E. Dellwood Dr., Wasilla, AK 99654. Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Services will broadcast services in real time at https://www.legacyalaska.com/live-streaming/heritage-wasilla-chapel. She will be laid to rest the following day at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.
As a faithful child of God, Nylah devoted her life to her family, friends, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Nylah’s greatest joy was her family and she will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Nylah was a genealogist, quilter, and domestic goddess. She loved the piano, singing, playing games with her family and trips to the Homer cabin.
She will forever be missed. Until we meet again, beautiful angel.