Jennifer Janelle Wood Thomas
WOOD, THOMAS, DEFOREST, MOORES
Posted By: Alvin Poole (email)
Date: 12/7/2017 at 10:37:05
Jennifer Janelle Wood Thomas passed away July 14, 2017, at her home after a long battle with health issues. A gathering of friends and family was held July 20 at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way in Ames. A memorial service was held July 21at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care 414 Lincoln Way Ames.
Jennifer , was born March 27, 1968 to Donald and Eunice Wood. Her father, Donald, was killed in action in Vietnam in August of that same year. Shortly thereafter, Eunice, Jennifer (Jenny), and her brother, Fred, relocated to Woodbine. In 1983, as Jenny was about to enter high school, her mother Eunice died of Leukemia. The DeForest family, and later the Moores family, generously welcomed Jenny into their homes. After graduating from Woodbine Community High School, Jenny attended Iowa Western Community College. She then transferred to Iowa State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in consumer science. Jenny moved from Ames to Denver, Colo. after graduation. There she met her husband, Cleve Thomas. They were married in May of 1993 and 18 months later they welcomed their twin children into the world, Linzey and Landon.
Jenny and Cleve dedicated their lives to helping others. With a heart the size of Texas, Jenny was mother and counselor to numerous foster children. Many of these children were legally adopted by the couple - John, Allen, Jeff, Amanda, and Scott. John also blessed them with a granddaughter, Braylee.
To say Jenny was “fun loving” might be an understatement. She lived life passionately. Some of her favorite things were Christmas, leopard print, cats, dancing, anything that involved glitter, and her family.
Jenny was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Christina, and her son John. She is survived by her husband Cleve, children Linzey, Landon, Allen, Jeff, Amanda, and Scott, step-children Cleve Jr., Jason, and Kristin, brother Fred and sister-in-law, Lisa, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.
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