In the early morning hours of November 8, 2023, our mom, wife, Gigi (grandma), daughter, aunt, sister, and friend, left this mortal life and returned home to her Heavenly Father. Jeannette fought a strong fight and succumbed to complications from Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

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Jeannette was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 7, 1960, to Harold and Gail Rossberg. From an early age, Jeannette attended the Kenwood 2nd Ward in the Wilford Stake and loved the ward. She had many great friends that she enjoyed throughout her life. Jeannette attended Sherman Elementary School, Evergreen Junior High, and Olympus High School where she graduated in 1979. She served a mission to the Peru, Lima North Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She often shared stories and memories of her time in Peru and she used her gift of speaking Spanish with anyone she could. After her mission, she attended the University of Utah where she met the love of her life, Shawn Hewlett. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on March 21, 1984. They built their forever home in Sandy, Utah, and raised 2 children together.

Jeannette worked in many roles in her life, including as a dental assistant at a couple of great dental offices, hair bow creator, Lasting Memories hand impressions, and teacher aid at Jordan High School, all on top of being an incredible mom and supporter!

Jeannette served in almost every calling in the LDS church, but her callings in her Ward and Stake Young Women's programs, as well as a committee member at Oakcrest Girls Camp where her nickname was “Sunflower”, were her favorite. She also loved serving in multiple Young Single Adult Wards, along with Shawn, for 11 years. Through these callings, she made lifelong friends and had a major impact on the lives of many young people. In her later years, she adopted a love of serving in the Draper, Utah Temple, where she worked in the baptistry and the temple clothing area for over a decade.

Jeannette was a friend to all. Her infectious laugh, inviting hugs, and warm embrace were a welcome sight to anyone who had the privilege to get to know her. She was also competitive and loved games of all kinds, most notably Ranch Rummy at the Stewart/Hewlett Family Ranch. Jeannette has the most giving heart, giving so much love and joy to everyone in her life.

Jeannette is survived by her husband, Shawn, her children Zack (Addi) and Alicia, her mother, Gail Rossberg, and her brother, Steven Rossberg (Sid Rossberg). She is also survived by her favorite granddaughter, Harper.

Although she will be missed tremendously, we know that she is busy doing wonderful work and making a place for us to see her again! We love you, Jeannette!

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you plant your own Sunflowers and “Scatter Sunshine all along your way” as a reminder of Jeannette. We have also learned that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and if you would like to donate in memory of Jeannette, please head here: https://pancan.org (https://pancan.org/).

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 18th at 11:00 am, at the Sandy Granite South Stake Center, 2130 E 10000 S, Sandy, Utah. Viewings will be held Friday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road (10600 S) in Sandy and Saturday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am prior to services at the Stake Center. Interment will be at the Woodland Cemetery after the funeral.

If you are unable to attend and would like to watch the services, please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88395685264

Services

Viewing

Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 East Dimple Dell Road
Sandy, UT 84092

Livestream Service

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Visitation

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Sandy Granite South Stake Center
2130 East 10000 South
Sandy, UT 84092

Funeral Service

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sandy Granite South Stake Center
2130 East 10000 South
Sandy, UT 84092

Services Handled By

Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

Life Story Info

Post Date

Nov 14, 2023

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I was so sad when I learned of Jeannette's passing. I will always have such wonderful memories of working with her in the Temple. She was always so kind, loving, funny, and willing to help wherever needed. She always lifted my spirits. I loved her so much and will miss her.

I pray that your family will have peace.

Love,

Kathy Nielsen

Kathy Nielsen , Cedar Hills, UT, US Nov 21, 2023

I was so sad when I learned of Jeannette's passing. I will always have such wonderful memories of working with her in the Temple. She was always so kind, loving, funny, and willing to help wherever needed. She always lifted my spirits. I loved her so much and will miss her.

I pray that your family will have peace.

Love,

Kathy Nielsen

Kathy Nielsen , Cedar Hills, UT, US Nov 21, 2023

Sorry for your loss. We are going to miss Jeannette as well.

Mont

Mont Crosland , Sandy, UT, US Nov 19, 2023

My son and his family lived in your neighborhood. I just want to thank you both for your kindness to them. My granddaughter remembers Jeannette sitting by them at church and she said she would bring treats and things for them to draw on when she was little. It's funny how the little things we do, that may seem insignificant at the time touch others lives in ways we never knew. Thank you both for your goodness.

Karen Brimhall Nov 17, 2023

My son and his family lived in your neighborhood. I just want to thank you both for your kindness to them. My granddaughter remembers Jeannette sitting by them at church and she said she would bring treats and things for them to draw on when she was little. It's funny how the little things we do, that may seem insignificant at the time touch others lives in ways we never knew. Thank you both for your goodness.

Karen Brimhall Nov 17, 2023

Everyone loved Jeanette. She had a bigger than life laugh and knew how to make everyone feel loved. She will be missed by so many people. Lots of love to Shawn, Zach and Alicia. My prayers are with you.

Karen Manning , Holladay, UT, US Nov 14, 2023

I knew Jeannette for most of my life. We went to Sherman Elementary, Evergreen Junior High and Olympus High school together and we were in the same stake. We also did Brownies together, with her mother as our leader. I always looked up to her and considered her a good friend.

I'm so sorry for you loss.

Susan Fullmer , Orem, UT, US Nov 14, 2023

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