Alice Jane Svenning

October 2, 1937 ~ March 5, 2024

Alice “Jane” Svenning, 86, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. She was born on October 2, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee to Clarence and Inez Regan Fortenberry.

Jane spent most of her life abroad. She worked for King Faisal in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for eight and a half years as an Accountant. She married Stål Svenning of Oslo, Norway on Bahrain Island in the Persian Gulf. They moved to Sydney, Australia and lived there for several years overlooking the Opera House. After that, they moved to Oslo, Norway and spent many years in her husband’s country.

Jane was feisty, competitive and determined. Her life was full of adventures… except for skydiving!

Those left to cherish her memory are, her daughter, Leigh DeRosier (John), her grandson, Alexander Collins Miles, her sister, Jean Fudge of Hendersonville, Tennessee, and her brother, Robert “Bobby” Fortenberry (Peggy) of Humbolt, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Stål Svenning.

Janes wish: “Love your pets! Adopt, rescue and please donate to your favorite organization to help all animals that need a home. That is Jane’s Wish.

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  1. Candle 1My heart is full of happy memories and sad memories with my dear Sister in law.
    Thank you Jane
    From Gunnhild ❤️

  2. Candle 3Jane was a favorite of mine at my business and as a friend. Great smile and outlook on Life. She will be missed. R.I.P Ms Jane.

  3. Candle 3My condolences and prayers are with you I was heartbroken when I heard the sad news I would always sit and talk with her weather it was on the porch or inside I always made it a habit to sit and talk I really miss her dearly

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