Jeanine Post

Jeanine “Nini” Wortman Post, 90, passed away peacefully on Oct. 9, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.

Nini was born in Lewiston, Maine, to John and Ardis (Woodard) Wortman and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts, then graduated high school at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine. During the summers in high school, she worked in Old Orchard Beach with her mother in their card shop and for her father’s Wortman’s hardware store. She had wonderful memories of dancing to the big bands at the ballroom at the end of the Old Orchard Beach pier. She graduated from Lasell Junior College and then the University of Maine with a degree in Theater.

After college, she moved to Denver, Colorado where she worked as an Assistant Promotions Manager for the KOA television station which was just coming on air. She married Jerry Post in 1956, and had their son, Doug in 1957. Even though she made her home in Denver she made many trips to visit her extensive family in Maine, and never lost her love for the New England coast. She was a homemaker who loved to entertain, never missing an opportunity to celebrate an occasion or holiday and make it special. She also did volunteer work for the PTA, Symphony Guild, and a nursing home where she did the entertainment.

A spiritual person, Nini found wonder in a rainbow or a peaceful walk on the beach listening to the surf. She took on many roles at their church including a 10-year position as Director of Personal Services. It was a perfect fit for someone who was caring, capable and who loved meeting new people. She was recognized for this work by the church conference and honored with a Caring Award by the church.

Nini joyfully connected with people wherever she went, ready with a hug for new and old friends alike. When her grandson was born, she leapt into her new role as devoted grandmother. In 2017 she and Jerry moved to Los Angeles to be closer to family. In her new home she never missed an opportunity to make new friends, listen to her favorite music, and dance. She leaves behind a life fully lived, joyfully celebrating the moments, and connecting with so many.

Nini is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Post and her parents, John and Ardis. She leaves behind son, Doug (Ellen,) and grandchild, Daniel of Los Angeles, California.

A celebration of life will be held at First Plymouth Congregational Church on Dec. 10, 2022, at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow.

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