Obituary of Armen M. Jenanyan
ARMEN M. JENANYAN
Born September 17, 1919, in Yettum, Calif. To Dr. Samuel & Rose Jenanyan and passed away on October 13, 2022.
Armen spent his early years in Yettum, moving to Sacramento when he was 6 years old. He worked in the CC Camps until He was drafted into the Army in 1941, and discharged 1945. Attended college at LA City and LA State obtaining a BA degree in Business. He was employed by the Sacramento Army Depot in production control maintenance division. Became an auditor for the federal government until his retirement January 1972.
In his retirement he built a home in Blue Canyon and lived there for 18 years. During his years at Blue Canyon he became a link for the Highway Patrol and Caltrans to alert truckers and cars of storms, road conditions and accidents, chain control, on his CB radio. He was known as Blue Canyon Snowball. He was awarded the Bear Award for his services by the Highway Patrol. Moved to Auburn Woodside Village and became involved in doing Recycling, running the weekly Bingo, running the Shuffleboard in the summers. His favorite thing to do was attend the Elks Taco night.
He is survived by his children, Gary Jenanyan, Karen Jenanyan(John), stepchildren Larry Wilkins (Carolyn), Janice Turner, David Reed (Heidi), Kristine Cantrell, Karen Reed, Gary Reed. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great- great grandchildren. Also survived by his wife Elaine.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Armen Jenanyan, please visit Tribute Store