Larry (son) and Jeanette at the 2004 Al C. Giusti  Memorial Invitational

Laurence (son) and Jeanette at the 2004 Al C. Giusti Memorial Invitational

Jeanette was born in St. Helens to Hartwig and Helena Svendsen. John Gumm High School acknowledged her for her art skills and upon graduation she attended Marlyhurst College on a scholarship. At a college function Jeanette met and later married Al C. Giusti. Jeanette and Al continued Al’s family business and from the “The New Italian Wine Company”, they built the Al C. Giusti Wine Company that became one of the largest distributors in the Northwest. In 1980 Al passed away from cancer. In 1981 Jeanette and son Larry started the Al C. Giusti Memorial Invitational, a Pacific Northwest PGA event that ran for 26 years. The proceeds benefited cancer research. Jeanette lived life to the fullest with family, travels, art, walking groups, and many visits to Hawaii where her daughter eventually settled. She is survived by her son, Laurence Giusti; daughter, Victoria Giusti; son-in-law, Ted Walton; and granddaughter, Evalani Walton. She is also survived by nieces and nephews in Ore., Calif., and Saipan. Jeanette will be forever in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any organization that supports cancer research or the Arts. A memorial viewing will be held 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 6705 S.E. 14th Ave. Portland, 97202.

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