Jennifer Nicole Barnes
October 21, 1972 – February 25, 2022
49 years old
Survived by Husband Matthew Barnes - Married 30 years
2 Daughters Morgan Barnes and Courtney Hawk and their spouses Justin and James
3 Grandchildren Jayce 6 years, Joslyn - 6 months, Westlynn - 3 months
Mother and Father Robert and Mary Lima
Youngest of 2 sisters on Mother’s side Shelli and Pam
3 sisters on Father’s side Toni, Josie and Angie
Graduate of North Medford High School Class of 1990
School Teacher/Educational Assistant for over 20 years
Jennifer’s love of family, friends, and life is her legacy. Her smile and desire to help children left an everlasting impact on everyone who she met. Jennifer enjoyed anything outdoors, from camping, hiking, rafting, fishing, snow skiing, to sporting events, gardening, planting flowers and feeding the birds in her back yard. She loved watching her Grandson race his motorcycle and looked forward to any event where she could smother her Grandbabies with love and affection. Jennifer also enjoyed watching her students who became her friends at their youth sporting events and attended other activities such as birthday parties. Jennifer never missed a family event with her beloved Daughters and spent much time traveling to Bend, Or. and the Southern Oregon Coast with them, or any excuse to have a family BBQ, or just pop by… Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas tree gathering, were Jennifer’s most closely held holidays with her family and her dog Bella. Annual family reunions at her parent’s home and her yearly road trip with her Mother and Sisters to Spokane, Wa., across Coeur d’Alene , Id. to Yellowstone made Jennifer happy. Jennifer and Matt married shortly after high school and raised their family in Southern Oregon spending time over the years in Medford, Central Point, Rogue River, Grants Pass and Eagle Point. Jennifer was a loving and supportive Wife who out fished Matt on most occasions and would often tell him what a great golfer he was even though he isn’t… In recent years Jennifer spent time reaching out to others with prayer and fine tuning her relationship with Jesus Christ. Jennifer kept a prayer book and journal with some of her favorite prayers and thoughts expressing her love for her family. She overwhelmed with pride in watching her daughters raise their young children and becoming great Mother’s themselves.
Grit and Grace, a Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm this Saturday March 5, 2022, at Perl Siskiyou Memorial Park, 2100 Siskiyou Blvd. Medford, Or. 97504.
This is an open event for anyone who may have known Jennifer or simply been influenced by her. Friends of friends, students and children are welcome.