Vinnie R. Jorgensen

Vinnie R. Jorgensen (73) lifelong resident of the Fernwood, ID area passed away at Benewah Community Hospital on March 16, 2023. She was born to Roscoe and Wilma (Robbins) Norton on November 14, 1949 in St. Maries, ID. Vinnie grew up in Fernwood and Clarkia; she attended St. Maries High School and graduated with the class of 1969.

Following high school Vinnie met Vern Jorgensen at Mary’s Rendezvous in Clarkia, ID.  She was waiting tables and he would come in with his son to eat.  They were married April 17, 1970 at the Hitching Post in Coeur d’ Alene, ID. Vinnie went to work at the Fernwood Mercantile, a job she held for 18 years. A better opportunity came, and she went to work at Emerald Creek Garnet grading garnets. After a couple of years there, she retired.