Residence: Paradise Valley, AZ
Deceased: July 13, 2018
Alumni survivors: Ms. Alexandra T. Thevenin ’97 (Child)
I am sorry to have to contact all of you with such sad and difficult news, but our friend Jessica died last Friday. The world has lost a great spirit and a force of nature. All of us lost a very good friend.
This is a shock, and at the same time not completely unexpected. Jessica had been fighting a fungal infection the last two months, and was in the hospital last week for treatment. She was in good spirits—lively, engaged, and feeling loved and supported. She died unexpectedly during a procedure. Her lungs just could not win the fight.
Jessica’s kids, Alex, Graham and Andrew, were her stalwart support. Their addresses are below, if you wish to send a note of condolence. They request that any contributions in Jessica’s memory be made to Grand Canyon River Guides, a non-profit that is deeply involved in protecting the Grand Canyon and supporting the guides who work there. Jessica became a river guide in 1973, and was a pioneer who paved the way for female guides, outfitters and working mothers. The address is GCRC, PO Box 1934, Flagstaff, AZ 86002, memo line: Jessica Youle memorial.
There will be a memorial gathering for family and friends remember for Jessica in October—in the cooler weather that Jessica would have enjoyed. We will raise a glass to our friend—and there may be a few stories to tell. We will be in touch with details.
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