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“Jenny and I were members of both the Palm Springs Writers Guild and National League of American Pen Women, but our truly close friendship developed...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Joanne Hardy - Palm Desert, CA

“Dear Jenny, We always enjoyed your company over lunch and your lovely home parties. Thank you for the years of friendship with you and Gordon. We...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Carol Mann - La Quinta, CA

“We will miss Jenny, a loving, witty, talented and greatly valued friend. Her memory is a blessing. She lived an interesting, productive and full life...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Carol and Paul Stager - CA

“The Palm Springs Writers Guild was honored to have Jenny as a member for many years. We will all remember her fondly. We have posted a tribute to...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mark Anderson - Cathedral City, CA

“I will always think of dear Jenny with joy. As a fellow member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild we were partners at Guild events and became good...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Rachel Druten - Palm Desert, CA

“Genny and Gordon were dear friends with whom we shared movies and dinners. We miss them both. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Audrey & Courtney Moe - CA

“Jenny & Gordon were very special people. I knew them both through the Writer's Guild and Jenny was in Pen Women with me. Jenny was so excited when...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Bjork - Palm Desert, CA

“Jenny, You were the heart and soul of our weekly Thursday afternoons Writing Critique Group. Each of us has felt your absence from Group the moment...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Eileen Cinque - Palm Desert, CA

“My dear 'ratters2'....I will miss your sweet soul. We spent many a Thursday afternoon listening to each other's writings, and as we wended our way...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Roccie Hill - Rancho Mirage, CA

Aunt Jenny at age two “I have many good memories of you, dear Aunt were always so much fun...full of smiles and laughter, and always "got the joke." Fly with...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jennifer Studley - Centerville, MA

“Dave, my thoughts and prayers are with you ❤ ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Soarky Irving - Redlands, CA

“I shall always remember our long close friendship . The laughter we enjoyed and the good times together. A lovely and talented lady whom I admired...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sandi Benjamin - La Quinta, CA

Genevieve Ann "Jenny" Gumpertz, age 91, died on July 19, 2020 in Palm Desert,
California. She died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family.
Jenny was born on March 19, 1929 in Los Angeles, California to Carl and Alice Eva
Terrell. She had two sisters, Caroline and Maudie. After graduating from Whittier
College she worked for NBC-TV in Hollywood and in Hawaii, and for Desilu Studios
as a script girl. She then worked for theatrical producers, Lewis & Young, of the
Sacramento Music Circus. She left the entertainment industry and became an editor
for a firm of psychologists in Westwood. This led her into freelance manuscript
In 1974 Jenny married the love of her life, Gordon, an advertising executive based in
Los Angeles. They made their home together in Marina del Rey and Jenny became a
stepmother to Gordon's two children, Suzanne and David. Jenny loved to travel and
she and her husband spent many vacations traveling within the United States and
abroad. They made many friends and enjoyed get-togethers for dinner and a movie.
They also both shared a passion for writing and in 1986 she and her
husband both retired and became full time writers.
In 2002 Jenny and her husband moved to Palm Desert, California where they joined
critique groups in the Palm Springs Writers Guild and wrote several short stories,
some of which were published and award winning. She and her husband made
many friends in the desert area. Jenny's greatest work and writing accomplishment
was a book she wrote and published called The Troublemakers.
Jenny is predeceased by her husband, Gordon, and is survived by her son and
daughter-in-law, David and Jennifer, her daughter Suzanne, two grandchildren,
Jeffrey and Kaitlyn, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was a wonderful
wife and mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, as well as a very dear friend to
many. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her and will be greatly
A private family memorial service will be held on Monday, August 3 at Rose
Mortuary in Palm Desert. She will be interred next to her husband at Desert
Memorial Park in Palm Springs.