Jennifer Lynn Thornton was born on December 15, 1981, in Wenatchee, Washington. A light that shone brightly, Jennifer carried with her a presence of joyful exuberance throughout her 39 years. She attended New Life Christian School in Ephrata, Washington until the 8
grade, then attended Ephrata High School, graduating in 2000. She attended the University of Washington, where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English. She worked at BioSports Physical Therapy in Wenatchee and later as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. She loved helping people and making lives better. Jennifer loved music and although she sang and played the trumpet, her real love was the piano. Her beautiful playing would fill the room. Jennifer loved giving presents, and always knew just the right gifts to give. She especially adored her nieces and nephews and was a wonderful aunt. She enjoyed art and travel and combined the two with trips to London and Paris. She lived most of her life in her beloved Pacific Northwest, but in the last year and a half of her life, she decided to follow her dreams and move to the Nashville area with the love of her life. Together they experienced and embraced the friendly people and rich culture.Although she faced many health issues during her life, Jennifer always wore a smile on her face. Even in the midst of her own struggles she was always encouraging others. In the last two months of her life, that struggle with her health intensified. After a courageous fight, she lost the battle on January 22, 2021. She passed away at Vanderbilt Hospital, in Nashville, Tennessee. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. Jennifer will be remembered for her big heart, beautiful smile, and loving compassionate soul and as a beautiful person, who loved and cared for others, brightening the lives of everyone who knew her.Jennifer is survived by three sisters, her parents and extended family, along with her significant other and many friends who were very dear to her.