|This page is dedicated to Jessie Withrow.
19 January 1980 - 4 July 2000
I did not know Jessie very well when her life was tragically ended by
a drunk driver. I met her at the Three Barons Renaissance faire in
1999. She and her friend Gina modeled some of my products and let me
have the pictures for my infant web site. She didn't know me that well
either, but she had the generosity of spirit to offer a helping hand
whenever she could. In reading the obituaries and memorials to Jessie,
I discovered a person I would have loved to have known better, a person
whose life enriched all who knew her. I am putting this page together
to share with everyone else the memory of this wonderful young lady.
That none may forget the life she lead and what she gave to the lives of
those who knew her.
In her memory, I am matching any donation sent through me in her name
to Mothers Against Drunk
Driver (MADD), praying that this tragedy can be spared from more
families, communities and friends. The man who killed Jessie already
had his license revoked and SEVEN previous Drunken Driving Convictions
-- SEVEN -- and he was on probation for a 1998 drunken driving
conviction. It is my sincere hope that all who read this and knew this
wonderful woman and those who come to know her through this page, and
take with them a message they share with all they know not to drink and
drive and to take this to heart. For failure to live this message KILLS
our best and brightest.
I am also encouraging any of Jessie's friends to send me pictures,
letters and stories to post about this wonderful young lady.
There were several memorials's I grabbed from the newspaper. These
are reposted here with permission of the Anchorage Daily News
next piece, is a web page that Jessie put together for a school
project. I grabbed it before the school could can it, that you might
know a little of her personality and sense of humor.
This next link is to another page some friends of Jessies put
together to share her memory.