Jayne Schirmer

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Sept. 25, 1961 - Jan. 20, 2010

On Jan. 20, 2010, our precious daughter and loving mother of Ashley, slipped away and began her journey in heaven and into the loving arms of our father. Jayne was born Sept. 25, 1961, in Yakima, and died from complications of congestive heart failure.

In 1978 she was involved in a tragic car accident and suffered a closed head injury with massive brain damage. She was not expected to live, but her indomitable spirit and her will to live prevailed. After 12 months of rehabilitation she was able to make her way back into life and join her family and friends. Little by little she learned to do many things, and toward the end of her life she was a successful telemarketer. In 1995 her beloved daughter Ashley Ann was born.

After Ashley the thing she loved most was her animals. When Jayne died she left behind her miniature Doberman, Peanut, and a big Lab/Shepherd mix, Sam, three cats, a bunny, two pet hamsters and three goldfish. Her love was never ending and encompassed all of her friends and all animals.

Jayne spent the first seven years of her life in Dayton and then moved with her family to Walla Walla. She attended Green Park Elementary, Pioneer Middle School, where she was a cheerleader and her sophomore year at Walla Walla High School, until she was injured in the car accident. She loved to sing and on many weekends she could be found singing karaoke. She loved music, and that, too, was a major part of her life. Jayne had a keen since on humor, and even when she was most ill she would have a wise-crack or two and make everyone laugh. Jayne was a member of First Congregational Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Ashley; her parents, Bill and Joann Schirmer; a brother, Mark of Memphis, Tenn.; two nephews and three nieces.

A dear friend said to us: "Bluer skies and warmer suns shall smile upon her forever more"

A private inurnment will be held at Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens. Memorial services are Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Pioneer United Methodist Church, Popular and Colville in Walla Walla. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or Blue Mountain Humane Society in care of Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA. 99362.

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