Jill E. Jernigan, age 45, passed away in Nampa, ID on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Born on December 18, 1973 to Lucretia and John E. Jernigan in Pensacola, FL. Jill was one of four children.
Jill grew up in Oregon and lived briefly in the desert town of Ridgecrest, CA. She later returned to Rogue River, OR to complete high school.
After graduation, she joined the Navy and completed dental hygienist training. She was able to see the world while serving on the destroyer tender, the U.S.S. Samuel Gompers. Her ship was decommissioned in 1995 allowing her to return to Florida. There she earned a degree in Dental Hygiene at Gulf Coast Community College.
Jill eventually made her way to Idaho to be near friends and family. She married and had a son, Garrett. From the moment he came into the world, he was the light of her life. Garrett and Jill along with, Sarge, their faithful Labrador companion went on many adventures.
She had a passion for gardening and decorating.
A close friend once stated, "Jill could walk into a thrift store with $20 and buy what she needed to make a room look like a page in Better Homes and Gardens".
Jill always made quick friends wherever she went and was well loved in the dental community. She will be missed.
She is survived by her two sisters, Justine (PA) and Jennifer (ID); brother, Nemo (ID); and son, Garrett.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, April 29, at 11:00AM, at Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Avenue South, Nampa, ID 83651.
Treasure Valley Dental Care has kindly set up a GoFundMe account for her son:
Go Fund Me for Garrett Jernigan