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Ken Pallante
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They were all beautiful memories. Nothing but fun, kindness and sweetness. The planet earth has suffered a great loss. And to her entire family, I give my greatest condolences. Words are never enough... Godspeed, Jennifer. Ken

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Jennifer and I were together for a wonderful five years and six months. I feel extremely blessed just to have known her, let alone just to have become her companion and close friend. Jennifer taught me to love each day and all the people around me. She was my life, my love, and my destiny. She is my angel now, and I will miss her in my life so very much. All of my love forever, Gary

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Faith Hurley
13 years ago

Gary, I've heard a lot of good things about you and I am so thankful that Jeni had your love and support. Faith

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garyhiatt46
13 years ago

Faith, I am sorry I did not reply sooner. But thank you for your kind words. Godbless you. Gary

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Tobie Fischer
13 years ago

Hello our Angel Jennifer, We all miss you dearly. While I grieve for you each day, I can't help but smile and feel comfort in knowing you are the rocking chair champion in heaven. From time to time, I can feel the slight breeze as you rock back and forth with ease and no more pain or suffering. A peom for you Jennifer, You lived your life one day at a time, The words you shared were always kind. You loved us all with your whole heart. It saddens us to be apart, and forever we hold you in our hearts. Today you stand in God's bright light, watching over us day and night. In our hearts you will remain Until the day we meet again... Forever your love will live in our hearts and the hearts of those you touched. We are so grateful to God for blessing our lives with the beautiful gift of you. We miss you sweet angel, more than you can image. I love you Jennifer, Your loving sister, Tobie

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clucas53
13 years ago

Tobie, That is a beautiful poem and tribute to our beautiful sister Jennifer. I love you, Your sister, Carrie

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garyh
13 years ago

Jennifer, Your are still with me every moment of the day. Love, Gary

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clucas53
13 years ago

Jennifer is our special angel now. She was loved by everyone in her life. Her smile could light up a room. She had so much love for her family as we did for her. We know she is in a better place and we will be with her again some day. We are thankful for having had her in our life. Love, Her Mother & Father Jeanne & Lee Fischer ps You are and always be my angel. Love, Mother Dear

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Jennifer, I am going to miss you very much. You were always a wonderful sister to me. I know you will still be with me in spirit laughing during the good times and crying during the bad ones. I will miss being able to call you any time and spend hours talking about everything under the sun, especially those recent moments we shared around the pool at Mastique or at the beach. The fun times we had shopping together. We had our own set of friends and our own set of goals for our lives, but that still didn't change the fact that we were sisters. There was nothing that I wouldn't do for you and nothing that you wouldn't do for me.You have always been so supportive of me, and I thank you so much for that. I wish you were still here with me enjoying life with me here at Mastique. I will always treasure the times we had shared, especially the times we had together while you were living with me last year. But I can understand why God would want such a beautiful angel on his side from now until eternity. Just know that I love you and will miss you very much, and some day we will meet again. Don't forget to meet up with me in spirit at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise this August 13th. I will call for you and we will share a drink overlooking Lake Louise from the balcony. Here is a poem for you Jennifer: If tears could build a stairway and thoughts a memory lane I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again No Farewell words were spoken No time to say good-bye You were gone before I knew it And only God knows why. My heart is still active in sadness And secret tears still flow What it meant to lose you No one can ever know. But now I know you want us not to be sad but to smile because you had lived your life with joy and was loved by many who knew you I can close my eyes and pray that you will come back or I can open my eyes and see all you have left. My heart can be empty because I can't see you or I can be full of the love that we shared as sisters I can turn my back on tomorrow and live yesterday or I can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. I can remember you only that you have gone or I can cherish my memories of you and let it live on. I can cry and close my mind, be empty and turn my back or I can do what you would want: smile, open my eyes, love and go on. Love you always, Your sister, Carrie

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garyh
13 years ago

I I cannot imagine having a more loving sisters than both you and Tobie. Gary

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13 years ago

I cannot imagine having more loving parents, sisters and brothers as Jennifer had.

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13 years ago

I cannot imagine anyone having more loving parents, sisters, brothers and friends as Jennifer has. We all love Jennifer very much.

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Faith Hurley
13 years ago

We have all lost a very special person. Jennifer was dearest person in the world to me. After all these years, looking back to the times i spent with her, they were the best of times. I thank Cathy, Gary, her family and friends for their love to her. Steve

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Faith Hurley
13 years ago

My dearest and most loving Jennifer, Although throughout these past years we were unable to spend a great deal of time together, you know my heart has always been with you and yours with me. We have loved each other as sisters would ....that is not to take away form the sisters you always spoke of, as I did of mine.... that we both loved so much. I truly thought that we would be together forever, growing old and telling stories. I will miss my best friend.....you alway were, and alway will be. I treasure the times we spent living together in Hermosa Beach with Sandy and Anthony when he was a baby at the beach. And even before Anthony, going out to breakfast on the strand and hanging around Manhattan Beach. We had such a great time. Anthony knew and loved you also....you got to see him as a baby and grown up. I was so happy you could be there. You were always my rock. You always made life easier for me throughout my troubled times. I thank you so much for always being there for me. I thank Kanty for introducing us for we had a special bond of friendship. I will alway, always remember and love you, for you are my hero! There's a hero If you look inside your heart You don't have to be afraid Of what you are There's an answer If you reach into your soul And the sorrow that you know Will melt away And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you It's a long road When you face the world alone No one reaches out a hand For you to hold You can find love If you search within yourself And the emptiness you felt Will disappear And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you Lord knows Dreams are hard to follow But don't let anyone Tear them away Hold on There will be tomorrow In time You'll find the way And then a hero comes along With the strength to carry on And you cast your fears aside And you know you can survive So when you feel like hope is gone Look inside you and be strong And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you Be happy in heaven my angel friend!! Judy Wilson

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Faith Hurley
13 years ago

Jennifer was a dear freind....we lived together in Hermosa Beach. We loved each other so much and had so much fun together. She was the epitomy of life itself. She was truly my hero!! I could think of no one person that could make life more worthwhile. We loved to have fun together, Jennifer, Sandy, Kathy, and the girls at the solon in Marina del Rey, it was just too much!! We loved the sun, we loved the beach, we loved each other. Jennifer came to live with me in Hermosa Beach and we were inseperarable. She was maid of honor at my wedding. We continued our rituals of going to the beach, having breakfast on the strand and going to parties and dancing our pants off for so long we thought it would never end! Then came Anthony and we took him with us....it never ended! He is now 20 years old. How time flies. We never forgot each other. Long phone calls and remberances. We cared about each other. I will never forget my caring and most loving friend for the love she gave. She will be terribly missed. Thank you Kathy for instroducing us way back in Cali.... Judy Wilson

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Faith Hurley
13 years ago

To Jeni's family, I am a friend of Jeni's from the Funky's era. The last time I saw her was in 2002 when she drove down from Tell City to stay the night with me so that we could attend Bob Lutz' surprise 50th birthday party. He was the DJ @ Funky's all those years ago, so this party was like a Funky's reunion. I will NEVER forget that night. We had such a great time getting ready for the party. We were trying on a bunch of different dresses because we wanted to be sure to wear THE PERFECT Disco dress! I remember while Jeni was getting ready, she blew a fuse with her big ole' hairdryer and, of course, I had to tease her about being so "high maintenance"....lol. But she really wasn't like that at all. In fact, Jeni was as down to earth as anyone I have ever known. That night she was bent on making sure that before the night was over we made it to Pizza King so she could get one of their famous stromboli sandwiches. And for those of you who know about Pizza King......well, just imagine two girls walking in there in Disco dresses with BIG HAIR and HIGH HEELED SHOES ordering a darned stromboli. It was too much fun! She enjoyed every bite of that sandwich!! Certainly, I had no idea that would be the last time I would ever see her, but what a wonderful memory to hold onto. Everyone Jeni came into contact immediately took to her. She truly was one of the kindest, funniest, most caring people...or should I say "Knuckleheads"...I have ever known. She was GENUINE! GENUINE JENI Thank you, Jeni, for sharing your life with so many. Your Disco Buddy, Faith Hurley

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Anyone who has had the good fortune of knowing Jeni knew that she was a true gem. I had the pleasure--and the honor--of being Jeni's friend for almost 35 years. Jeni was adorable, sweet, witty, enthusiastic, smart, and so considerate. She loved her family, her friends, and her dogs. She loved life itself. Jeni was a beautiful woman. She took took enormous pride in herself and in her surroundings. She always looked so good. She was very fashionable, and not a thread was ever out of place. She was also very creative and loved to decorate. She had the talent to make things look better. Jeni was beautiful on the outside, but more importantly, she was beautiful on the inside. She was an eternal optimist who maintained a great attitude and always had a smile on her face when she walked into a room. Jeni never threw a "pity party" over her illness. Even while Jeni was undergoing chemotherapy--which took her beautiful hair--she kept a positive attitude. Throughout her ordeal, all the way to the end, Jeni remained an amazingly strong and courageous woman. Jeni and I go WAY BACK. We first met in 1976 during the "disco phase" at a popular dance club in Evansville, Indiana, called "Funkys." Our connection was immediate. At the time, Jeni was looking for a roommate. We agreed to share an apartment and this was the start of a strong bond that would last a lifetime. Not to mention that Jeni was a fantastic professional hairstylist, which was just one of the many "perks" of being her friend! She was so much fun to be around and everyone who knew her loved her. Years went by, and Jeni moved to California We kept in touch often, and after I visited her in California, Jeni talked me into moving there too. It wasn't too long before we became roommates again. The road between us would never be too long and life's circumstances would always seem to reunite us. I guess it was fate. We shared so much. I will never forget that time when Jeni and I went snow-skiing with some other friends on Big Bear mountain in California. Both of us were inexperienced skiers. Jeni and I somehow took the wrong ski lift and we unexpectedly found ourselves at the top of Big Bear Mountain, which is 13,000 feet high! Trust me, it is a place where only a professional skier would want to be. As if that wasn't bad enough, a snow storm hit while we were up there. The lifts were shut down and the officials made everyone self-evacuate the top of the mountain. Of course, as inexperienced as we were, there was no way that Jeni and I could have skied down from the top. We were at the top of an approximately 160 degree slope, with visibility of about 5 feet! Jeni and I had no choice but to WALK all of the way down this mountain, both of us scared and cold. It took us 3-4 hours to get down, and when we got to the bottom of the mountain we were so thankful that we had made it down safely. As you can imagine, we were SO ready to go home! We immediately got in Jeni's car and left. As we were driving down the mountain in the snow storm, a huge truck slid on the road and crashed into our car, shoving us into the side of the mountain. Jeni's car had a lot of damage, but miraculously it still ran. Jeni and I were hysterical at this point. I remember that we both got religious that day, thanking God that we were alive. Jeni and I agreed that this was an experience we both would never forget. We both were ready to write books or have the experience made into a "made for TV" movie. "The Day on Big Bear Mountain" was just one of the many experiences that Jeni and I shared over the past 35 years. We have been through so much together: break-ups with boyfriends, weddings, divorces, illness, surgery, Together, we have been through it all--both good times and bad. We were two young "hot babes" living in LA and going to the clubs, hitting all of the hot spots. We spent lots of time going to the beach on weekends and hours of shopping--which we both loved to do--and just "doing" the whole LA/Hollywood scene. Jeni was so much fun to be with and we had so many laughs together and did a lot of fun/crazy things. We were a couple of characters--or, as Jeni would say, a couple of knuckleheads." The years rolled by in California, and eventually I moved back to the Midwest, to Kansas City. Jeni stayed in California, but we always stayed in touch. Jeni later became sick with an auto-immune disease called. Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome. In 1997 Jeni moved back to Tell City, Indiana, due to this debilitating illness. Jeni spent the next six years in Indiana, trying to regain her health. It was a difficult time for Jeni. She wanted so bad to get well. When that day finally arrived, Jeni decided that it was time to get back to work and get on with her life again. I invited her to move to Kansas City, where she could move in with me and and get a fresh start on her new life. Jeni accepted, and we became roommates for the third time in 2003. Jeni and I could talk about anything and everything. We were as close as two girlfriends could ever be. Jeni consoled me during the difficult times in my life. I could ask or tell her anything. She was my rock and she always understood me. She was honest and open, she was never biased, and she would always give the best advice. I know there were so many times that I must have driven Jeni crazy with my insecurities. If I asked her once I must have asked her a million times, '"Jeni, does my butt look big in these pants?" But Jeni never got annoyed. She had the patience of Job. I never knew one person that ever met Jeni that didn't like her. In fact , everyone loved her. No wonder, because Jeni could always see the best in anyone. She had it together and I admire her so much. All our mutual friends admired her as well. Jeni was the kind of woman that other women wished they were like. She was easy-going and never brought negativity to a relationship. She believed in always keeping things upbeat and lively. Jeni loved her family so much. She had a very strong bond with all of them and she spoke nothing but love for each one. I know that Jeni's memory will remain in their hearts for the rest of their lives. Jeannie and Leroy, it is obvious that you were great parents to have raised someone who had such good character, morals and values. Jeni grew up to be a wonderful human being. She was the best. You must be very proud. Gary, thank you for being the man that Jeni so desired and always wanted. She deserved to have a man who truly loved her. You were a wonderful caregiver and she loved you so much for taking care of her. I will miss so many things about Jeni. I'll miss our shopping sprees together. We loved to go to TJ Maxx and would spend hours there together. Jeni was always the one who got the best bargains on shoes, since she wore a size 6 shoe. She had the prettiest little feet I've ever seen on a woman We both loved to get together and hang out at the gym, do lunch, have coffee, eat chocolate in some or any form or just share that precious "girl-bonding" time that we both treasured. I will miss everything about you, Jeni. You were my true, true faithful friend and I thank you so much, for you have graced my life more than you will ever know. I will never forget you and I will always love you. I hope that someday we will be roommates again in Heaven. Kathy Kirkwood Pallante

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Faith Hurley
13 years ago

Anyone who has had the good fortune of knowing Jeni knew that she was a true gem. I had the pleasure--and the honor--of being Jeni's friend for almost 35 years. Jeni was adorable, sweet, witty, enthusiastic, smart, and so considerate. She loved her family, her friends, and her dogs. She loved life itself. Jeni was a beautiful woman. She took took enormous pride in herself and in her surroundings. She always looked so good. She was very fashionable, and not a thread was ever out of place. She was also very creative and loved to decorate. She had the talent to make things look better. Jeni was beautiful on the outside, but more importantly, she was beautiful on the inside. She was an eternal optimist who maintained a great attitude and always had a smile on her face when she walked into a room. Jeni never threw a "pity party" over her illness. Even while Jeni was undergoing chemotherapy--which took her beautiful hair--she kept a positive attitude. Throughout her ordeal, all the way to the end, Jeni remained an amazingly strong and courageous woman. Jeni and I go WAY BACK. We first met in 1976 during the "disco phase" at a popular dance club in Evansville, Indiana, called "Funkys." Our connection was immediate. At the time, Jeni was looking for a roommate. We agreed to share an apartment and this was the start of a strong bond that would last a lifetime. Not to mention that Jeni was a fantastic professional hairstylist, which was just one of the many "perks" of being her friend! She was so much fun to be around and everyone who knew her loved her. Years went by, and Jeni moved to California We kept in touch often, and after I visited her in California, Jeni talked me into moving there too. It wasn't too long before we became roommates again. The road between us would never be too long and life's circumstances would always seem to reunite us. I guess it was fate. We shared so much. I will never forget that time when Jeni and I went snow-skiing with some other friends on Big Bear mountain in California. Both of us were inexperienced skiers. Jeni and I somehow took the wrong ski lift and we unexpectedly found ourselves at the top of Big Bear Mountain, which is 13,000 feet high! Trust me, it is a place where only a professional skier would want to be. As if that wasn't bad enough, a snow storm hit while we were up there. The lifts were shut down and the officials made everyone self-evacuate the top of the mountain. Of course, as inexperienced as we were, there was no way that Jeni and I could have skied down from the top. We were at the top of an approximately 160 degree slope, with visibility of about 5 feet! Jeni and I had no choice but to WALK all of the way down this mountain, both of us scared and cold. It took us 3-4 hours to get down, and when we got to the bottom of the mountain we were so thankful that we had made it down safely. As you can imagine, we were SO ready to go home! We immediately got in Jeni's car and left. As we were driving down the mountain in the snow storm, a huge truck slid on the road and crashed into our car, shoving us into the side of the mountain. Jeni's car had a lot of damage, but miraculously it still ran. Jeni and I were hysterical at this point. I remember that we both got religious that day, thanking God that we were alive. Jeni and I agreed that this was an experience we both would never forget. We both were ready to write books or have the experience made into a "made for TV" movie. "The Day on Big Bear Mountain" was just one of the many experiences that Jeni and I shared over the past 35 years. We have been through so much together: break-ups with boyfriends, weddings, divorces, illness, surgery, Together, we have been through it all--both good times and bad. We were two young "hot babes" living in LA and going to the clubs, hitting all of the hot spots. We spent lots of time going to the beach on weekends and hours of shopping--which we both loved to do--and just "doing" the whole LA/Hollywood scene. Jeni was so much fun to be with and we had so many laughs together and did a lot of fun/crazy things. We were a couple of characters--or, as Jeni would say, a couple of knuckleheads." The years rolled by in California, and eventually I moved back to the Midwest, to Kansas City. Jeni stayed in California, but we always stayed in touch. Jeni later became sick with an auto-immune disease called. Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome. In 1997 Jeni moved back to Tell City, Indiana, due to this debilitating illness. Jeni spent the next six years in Indiana, trying to regain her health. It was a difficult time for Jeni. She wanted so bad to get well. When that day finally arrived, Jeni decided that it was time to get back to work and get on with her life again. I invited her to move to Kansas City, where she could move in with me and and get a fresh start on her new life. Jeni accepted, and we became roommates for the third time in 2003. Jeni and I could talk about anything and everything. We were as close as two girlfriends could ever be. Jeni consoled me during the difficult times in my life. I could ask or tell her anything. She was my rock and she always understood me. She was honest and open, she was never biased, and she would always give the best advice. I know there were so many times that I must have driven Jeni crazy with my insecurities. If I asked her once I must have asked her a million times, '"Jeni, does my butt look big in these pants?" But Jeni never got annoyed. She had the patience of Job. I never knew one person that ever met Jeni that didn't like her. In fact , everyone loved her. No wonder, because Jeni could always see the best in anyone. She had it together and I admire her so much. All our mutual friends admired her as well. Jeni was the kind of woman that other women wished they were like. She was easy-going and never brought negativity to a relationship. She believed in always keeping things upbeat and lively. Jeni loved her family so much. She had a very strong bond with all of them and she spoke nothing but love for each one. I know that Jeni's memory will remain in their hearts for the rest of their lives. Jeannie and Leroy, it is obvious that you were great parents to have raised someone who had such good character, morals and values. Jeni grew up to be a wonderful human being. She was the best. You must be very proud. Gary, thank you for being the man that Jeni so desired and always wanted. She deserved to have a man who truly loved her. You were a wonderful caregiver and she loved you so much for taking care of her. I will miss so many things about Jeni. I'll miss our shopping sprees together. We loved to go to TJ Maxx and would spend hours there together. Jeni was always the one who got the best bargains on shoes, since she wore a size 6 shoe. She had the prettiest little feet I've ever seen on a woman We both loved to get together and hang out at the gym, do lunch, have coffee, eat chocolate in some or any form or just share that precious "girl-bonding" time that we both treasured. I will miss everything about you, Jeni. You were my true, true faithful friend and I thank you so much, for you have graced my life more than you will ever know. I will never forget you and I will always love you. I hope that someday we will be roommates again in Heaven. Kathy Kirkwood Pallante

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Faith Hurley
13 years ago

Anyone who has had the good fortune of knowing Jeni knew that she was a true gem. I had the pleasure--and the honor--of being Jeni's friend for almost 35 years. Jeni was adorable, sweet, witty, enthusiastic, smart, and so considerate. She loved her family, her friends, and her dogs. She loved life itself. Jeni was a beautiful woman. She took took enormous pride in herself and in her surroundings. She always looked so good. She was very fashionable, and not a thread was ever out of place. She was also very creative and loved to decorate. She had the talent to make things look better. Jeni was beautiful on the outside, but more importantly, she was beautiful on the inside. She was an eternal optimist who maintained a great attitude and always had a smile on her face when she walked into a room. Jeni never threw a "pity party" over her illness. Even while Jeni was undergoing chemotherapy--which took her beautiful hair--she kept a positive attitude. Throughout her ordeal, all the way to the end, Jeni remained an amazingly strong and courageous woman. Jeni and I go WAY BACK. We first met in 1976 during the "disco phase" at a popular dance club in Evansville, Indiana, called "Funkys." Our connection was immediate. At the time, Jeni was looking for a roommate. We agreed to share an apartment and this was the start of a strong bond that would last a lifetime. Not to mention that Jeni was a fantastic professional hairstylist, which was just one of the many "perks" of being her friend! She was so much fun to be around and everyone who knew her loved her. Years went by, and Jeni moved to California We kept in touch often, and after I visited her in California, Jeni talked me into moving there too. It wasn't too long before we became roommates again. The road between us would never be too long and life's circumstances would always seem to reunite us. I guess it was fate. We shared so much. I will never forget that time when Jeni and I went snow-skiing with some other friends on Big Bear mountain in California. Both of us were inexperienced skiers. Jeni and I somehow took the wrong ski lift and we unexpectedly found ourselves at the top of Big Bear Mountain, which is 13,000 feet high! Trust me, it is a place where only a professional skier would want to be. As if that wasn't bad enough, a snow storm hit while we were up there. The lifts were shut down and the officials made everyone self-evacuate the top of the mountain. Of course, as inexperienced as we were, there was no way that Jeni and I could have skied down from the top. We were at the top of an approximately 160 degree slope, with visibility of about 5 feet! Jeni and I had no choice but to WALK all of the way down this mountain, both of us scared and cold. It took us 3-4 hours to get down, and when we got to the bottom of the mountain we were so thankful that we had made it down safely. As you can imagine, we were SO ready to go home! We immediately got in Jeni's car and left. As we were driving down the mountain in the snow storm, a huge truck slid on the road and crashed into our car, shoving us into the side of the mountain. Jeni's car had a lot of damage, but miraculously it still ran. Jeni and I were hysterical at this point. I remember that we both got religious that day, thanking God that we were alive. Jeni and I agreed that this was an experience we both would never forget. We both were ready to write books or have the experience made into a "made for TV" movie. "The Day on Big Bear Mountain" was just one of the many experiences that Jeni and I shared over the past 35 years. We have been through so much together: break-ups with boyfriends, weddings, divorces, illness, surgery, Together, we have been through it all--both good times and bad. We were two young "hot babes" living in LA and going to the clubs, hitting all of the hot spots. We spent lots of time going to the beach on weekends and hours of shopping--which we both loved to do--and just "doing" the whole LA/Hollywood scene. Jeni was so much fun to be with and we had so many laughs together and did a lot of fun/crazy things. We were a couple of characters--or, as Jeni would say, a couple of knuckleheads." The years rolled by in California, and eventually I moved back to the Midwest, to Kansas City. Jeni stayed in California, but we always stayed in touch. Jeni later became sick with an auto-immune disease called. Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome. In 1997 Jeni moved back to Tell City, Indiana, due to this debilitating illness. Jeni spent the next six years in Indiana, trying to regain her health. It was a difficult time for Jeni. She wanted so bad to get well. When that day finally arrived, Jeni decided that it was time to get back to work and get on with her life again. I invited her to move to Kansas City, where she could move in with me and and get a fresh start on her new life. Jeni accepted, and we became roommates for the third time in 2003. Jeni and I could talk about anything and everything. We were as close as two girlfriends could ever be. Jeni consoled me during the difficult times in my life. I could ask or tell her anything. She was my rock and she always understood me. She was honest and open, she was never biased, and she would always give the best advice. I know there were so many times that I must have driven Jeni crazy with my insecurities. If I asked her once I must have asked her a million times, '"Jeni, does my butt look big in these pants?" But Jeni never got annoyed. She had the patience of Job. I never knew one person that ever met Jeni that didn't like her. In fact , everyone loved her. No wonder, because Jeni could always see the best in anyone. She had it together and I admire her so much. All our mutual friends admired her as well. Jeni was the kind of woman that other women wished they were like. She was easy-going and never brought negativity to a relationship. She believed in always keeping things upbeat and lively. Jeni loved her family so much. She had a very strong bond with all of them and she spoke nothing but love for each one. I know that Jeni's memory will remain in their hearts for the rest of their lives. Jeannie and Leroy, it is obvious that you were great parents to have raised someone who had such good character, morals and values. Jeni grew up to be a wonderful human being. She was the best. You must be very proud. Gary, thank you for being the man that Jeni so desired and always wanted. She deserved to have a man who truly loved her. You were a wonderful caregiver and she loved you so much for taking care of her. I will miss so many things about Jeni. I'll miss our shopping sprees together. We loved to go to TJ Maxx and would spend hours there together. Jeni was always the one who got the best bargains on shoes, since she wore a size 6 shoe. She had the prettiest little feet I've ever seen on a woman We both loved to get together and hang out at the gym, do lunch, have coffee, eat chocolate in some or any form or just share that precious "girl-bonding" time that we both treasured. I will miss everything about you, Jeni. You were my true, true faithful friend and I thank you so much, for you have graced my life more than you will ever know. I will never forget you and I will always love you. I hope that someday we will be roommates again in Heaven. Kathy Kirkwood Pallante

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