A Young Girl
Who Loved Life
March 18, 1983 - July 4, 2001
Here are more photos of our
daughter Jen and her art work. She was very active. She was a fun person
to be around. She loved hiking and the outdoors with passion. The photo on the left is where she was repelling from
the rocks. She loved 'Repelling' high from above and come down the rocks.
She picked up this sport during the last three months of her life and she
got pretty good at it! The center photo, she was in Yosemite
balancing on a rock in the water. On the right
she was at an amusement park. Her favorite musical group was the Grateful
Dead. She loved snow boarding. She also
loved art. Jen was always drawing something. She entered and won several
art contests through out her years of school. Jen was an 'A' Student and she had graduated high school
early and she had gone to a local Junior College to take on some Wild Land Fire
Fighting classes and she had just finished her training. She was so excited
to go on her first real fire. She did not get to experience her first real
fire. Two weeks later after her training she was killed as a pedestrian in a 'hit and
run accident'. She was just 3 months into being 18
years old. Jen won't get to experience the rest of her life, it was taken
from her. Jen was loved by everyone who came to know her. Her smile
glowed from a distance. She was admired by many by the things she did.
It was always said by most that knew her that she was 'Free Spirited', and she
was. Jen was good with handling the parrots, she had been around them since she
was three years of age. She would sometimes help me hand feed the babies
or would fill in if I needed to be away for a short while.
Jen is missed by
us tremendously and by many others. Each and every day is another hard day
to face without Jen.
Jen was a beautiful blue eyed & blonde
haired girl. She was 5'8" tall. She
loved running and had very strong legs. Most could not keep up
with her when hiking. She had endurance, she just kept going!
Jen hiked with her dog Koko a lot, they both stayed in shape that way.
Now with Jen gone, Koko has put on weight from not getting the
exercise that she use to.
Jen and Tim - Tim was Jen's Boyfriend but
they had kind of called quits after a two year relationship not long before
Jen's death. Like the rest of us, Tim was devastated as well as everyone
else was over Jen's death. Jen was the love of Tim's life just as he was
for her. But since Jen has left all of us, Tim has found someone else to
share his life with which was a friend Jen's, so now the two of them are living
in Maui, Hawaii and they now have a child of their own. Tim is also
Felix's owner and I was to take care of Felix
for a while while Tim gets a life going in Maui and then Tim would get Felix
once he was situated. Now nearly 5 years later, I still have Felix.... he
will remain with us as he will not be able to go to Tim now.
In the photo above, they went to Yosemite in
Central California to go Snow Boarding and was a well loved sport the two of
them loved to do.
Jen & Tim had went to a near by Indian Pow
Wow held at Glen Helen Park. Jen in a Canoe.
Here are a couple of photos of Jen Smiling happily!
Jen loved going in the plane, this was on her last Birthday when
turned 18 just 3 months before her death, she really loved it and got to
Ultra Light Plane
bit by herself, of course with the pilot sitting next to her.
Here Jen is holding our B&G Macaw, Kuka on right
on her left is a young Military Macaw that was one of our babies.
a contest with a well known Baby Maximilian nestled in a tree.
that won her $250. in catalog
Jen's Parrot Drawings
and her art work on the cover of the catalog.
JEN AT THE RENAISSANCE FAIRE
JEN ON VACATION WITH DAD &
Updated June 20,
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