|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1988|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 2007|
Jennifer Lynn Burkey, 18, of Nampa, died Feb. 12, 2007 in Idaho City. A viewing for family and friends will be held Monday, Feb. 19, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel. A Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel. Burial will follow at Meridian Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel. Jennifer was born Nov. 26, 1988 in Boise, Idaho. She spent her earlier years in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and California. She returned to Idaho to finish junior high and then go on to high school in the Nampa School District. She was to graduate in the spring of 2007. Jennifer lived a blessed life, traveling most of the West Coast while accompanying her father in his military career with the Coast Guard. Jennifer enjoyed writing poetry, was very artistic, and was learning to play the guitar. Throughout her life she was always active, participating in soccer, Girl Scouting, basketball, and most recently was an avid skateboarder and snow boarder. She loved animals, especially her cats over the years, Tom and Jerry, Gizmo, Charlie, Pookie, and Chloe. She was employed as a developmental tech, assisting children with disabilities, and enjoyed this work very much. She expressed a natural empathy for and a desire to help others throughout her life. Jennifer was planning to attend college this fall, possibly seeking a social work degree. Jennifer was a lot of help to her parents, assisting often with three younger sisters. She loved to travel to see friends and family throughout the country, maintaining good friendships with those she had met throughout her life. Jennifer is survived by her mother and step-father, Susan and Dermont Olds; her father and step-mother, Ed and Anne Burkey; as well as her four younger sisters, Lily and Kaede Burkey, Kristie Olds, Gina Flower, and her biological father, John Flower. Jennifer has a large extended family including all of her grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles, and many cousins, who loved her and considered her a blessing in their lives. She will be missed dearly and remembered fondly by all who knew her. Memorial contributions can be made in Jennifer's name to any US Bank.
Published in the Idaho Statesman on 2/18/2007.
Created by: Randy Shepherd
Record added: Feb 18, 2007
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