Friday, July 19, 2024

Jennifer Ann St. John, 48

| June 30, 2024 12:00 AM

On May 19, 1976, God blessed our family with an incredible gift. Jennifer Ann St. John was born to Homer and Barbara St. John in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We had no idea the amazing journey we would be on for the next 48 years. 

Jenny had many challenges ahead of her as a person with Down Syndrome, but she faced them with a lot of strength, determination and a great sense of humor which she got from her Dad. Everyone she knew has a favorite Jenny story to share, and they always make us laugh. 

There was no such thing as a stranger in Jenny’s world.  If she thought you were hurting, she would give you a hug, tell you she loved you and that she would pray for you. Jenny had a smile that would light up a whole room. She had a very forgiving spirit and never held grudges. 

Jenny could be very stubborn at times.  If you asked her to do something she didn’t want to do, her answer would always be, “I don’t think so!” Good luck changing her mind! If you were a guy and good-looking, you might stand a chance. LOL.  

Jenny loved music, watching "The Lawrence Welk Show," eating ice cream and going to church. Her favorite hymn was “Go Make a Difference,” and that she did!  

Thank you to all the people who lovingly cared for Jenny here in Montana. Jenny went home to be with Jesus on June 19, 2024.  

She was preceded in death by her father, Homer; her brother, James; and sisters, Ann and Patricia.  

She is survived by her mother, Barbara; her brothers, John and Paul; sister, Ellen; and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 5, at Risen Christ Catholic Church, 65 West Evergreen Dr. Kalispell, with a luncheon to follow. Burial of her ashes will occur at St. Joseph Cemetery in Dexter, Michigan, at a later date.

Thank you, God, for giving us Jenny. She taught us far more than we could ever teach her. 

We love and miss you, Jen!