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Jennifer Leigh Quigley Thomas

Aug. 31, 1977 - Sep. 8, 2021

Date of Service: Sep. 18, 2021

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BOARDMAN, OREGON – With much sadness and heartbreak, we regret to announce the passing of our loving wife and mother, Jennifer Leigh Quigley Thomas, age 44, on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, after a prolonged battle with COVID-19. Jennifer is such a great person and personified the virtue of charity in her life and how she raised her children. Prior to Jennifer’s illness, she had participated in Girls’ Camp for the Hermiston Oregon Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was always a strong supporter of the youth church programs and did all that she could to love and care for the girls in her charge. Jennifer was also a board member of the local food pantry for which she spent time delivering food and helping to attend to the needs of those in the community that needed support. She moved from Idaho to Missouri and then to Oregon, for a total of eight moves, in the years of her marriage. Everywhere she went she touched the lives of all those around her. The outpouring of love her family has received from people all over the nation is evidence of just how much Jenn touched many lives.

Jennifer was born to Russell Lewis and Joyce Koyle Quigley on August 31, 1977, in Burley, Idaho. During her formative years she moved throughout Idaho and Oregon touching the lives of those around her. On July 22, 2000, Jennifer was married to Geoffrey Thomas in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple. The following year they moved to Kirksville, Missouri, where her husband attended the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. On October 6, 2003, Geoff and Jenn welcomed their first child, Sariah, into their family. This was one of the happiest days of Jennifer’s life. Becoming a mother was so important to her and she loved being a mother. In the following years, Geoff and Jenn welcomed three more children, Brianna, Payton and Mckenna. They were each born in Columbia, Missouri. Jennifer loved her children and taught them the importance of the gospel principals and instilled in them her great love of attending the Latter-day Saints temple. She also exemplified her love of helping the community she lived in and taught them how to be selfless, serving community members in many ways.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Geoffrey Thomas, and their four children, Sariah, Brianna, Payton and Mckenna. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Dean and Marilyn Koyle of Burley, Idaho; her parents, Russell and Joyce Quigley, of Burley Idaho; and her siblings, Tiffany, Brandon, Courtney, Mitchell and Corrine. Jennifer was blessed to have a loving family who loved and supported her and her family unconditionally.

We know that she is not lost but is with her Father in heaven and that she is still with us in spirit and influence. Jennifer possessed a strong sense of charity and love for those around her. I am grateful to have had her in my life and that while her children and I will greatly miss her, we will always be a family and will be together again someday.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Burley West Stake Center, located at 2420 Parke Ave., in Burley, Idaho. She will be buried at Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley, in view of the new temple planned for the future.

Friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church prior to the service.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/1wTk5jpbK3A.

A live webcast of the Graveside Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/2aFBn9rd8rg.

Condolences for Jennifer Leigh Quigley Thomas

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From Dawn Carlton:
Jen was the type of person who always made you feel like you were her best friend. Even if it had been months since we spoke. I can still hear her laugh and see her smile. She was truly one of my favorite people.
From Steve & Debra Call:
Dear Geoff and family; Russ, Joyce and family. It was an amazing funeral for an amazing lady. She has blessed the lives of so many and will continue to bless many more lives on both sides of the veil. Debbie and I continue to pray for the Lord to bless and comfort each of you. It is at times like this that provides to us, an even greater opportunity for increased understanding of our Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, and the many wonderful blessings which have been promised to us, through Priesthood power. We are so blessed for the understanding of the plan of salvation and the knowledge which have been given us through scripture, prophets and the teachings of the still small voice, the Holy Ghost. We are so very grateful for the sealing of families, together forever, which have been available in our beautiful temples throughout this world.
We love you and our family loves you.
From Vera Schneider:
I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't met Jen in person, however we talked on the phone a few times while I was in Charlotte. Coleen always kept me updated about the family and today I am thankful for so many memories.
From Kelli:
My deepest condolences. Your family was very special to my mom and dad- Linda and Bill. They very much loved Jen. She amd your family touched their lives in such a special way. I am praying for your family.
From Melinda Bailey:
Jennifer is my cousin, we grew up together and graduated high school together! Words can’t express my sadness at her passing. I absolutely loved her and will miss her dearly! I will strive to be a better person because of who she was and how she lived her life. My deepest condolences for her husband and children and to all of her family! We love you Jennifer!
From Lisa Robinson:
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.
From Lori Schulthies:
Jenn was one of the most sincere individuals I have ever had the privilege of meeting and blessed to call friend. Her absence will be deeply felt. She was always so willing to serve and had a way of making people feel loved and important. May we honor her by following in her legacy. Until we meet again. Where I know she is saving us all a seat.
From Jana Lee Pouget:
Jennifer was my niece, through my ex-husband. However, she's still MY niece. Even though I have not seen her in several years, I am still completely heartbroken for her family. One of my favorite memories of her, is bobbing for apples on Halloween, at her parents house, when all of our kids were really little. I remember her whole face was soaking wet, but she was so excited because she got the apple :)
From Sandy Toms:
Jenn was always ready to serve. She delivered meals to the seniors for the Senior Center when COVID first started. The seniors all loved her very much. She will be missed very much. Our prayers and love go out to the family in the difficult time.
From Nici Ward:
Your family was the first to welcome us to Ontario, and have us over for dinner. We will never forget her kindness and pray that your family may find comfort and peace during this difficult time.
From Bart D Koyle:
My niece was in an amazing person I will always hold her dear to my heart May God bless you
From Muñoz Family:
My sincerity condolences for the Family.
From Andrew Cemore:
Jennifer was an amazing person. She was always so kind and giving. She devoted her life to helping others. She will be missed by many.

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