- 26 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 28, 1981
- Date of passing: Nov 9, 2007
This memorial website was created in the memory of Jayne McGowan, born on January 28, 1981 and passed away on November 9, 2007. She left our lives far too soon and we will remember her forever.
In honor of the 5 year anniversary of Jayne's death, please share a memory of a moment or experience that you had with Jayne either as a tribute or a story. She was a vivacious, caring, fun-loving person who touched so many lives in her own short life. Through our stories, let's keep her memory alive and present for each other.
"One weekend, while working in DC, I was flying home to DFW to attend my sons wedding. I found out that Jayne was going to be on the same flight so I secretly had her upgraded to First Class with me. She was so excited and happy...we had such a great time 'catching up' we didn't mind the fact that our flight was sent to Houston due to weather making us over 6 hours late! Miss you! Aunt Joy"
"Meeting Jayne at sorority rush, I never would've guessed that the stranger I talked to for 5 min would become my best friend. We were inseparable: trips to Dewey Beach, playing soccer together, giggling at Nolan's, wiping away each other's tears after heartbreaks. I even climbed into bed with her once after making her some toast when she was sick. Miss you, love you so, so much, Jayne."
"I have so many memories of Jayne. The one that I'd like to share was the last time I saw her-she stopped in NYC before visiting Meg. We had a great time, but I also remember how happy she was about making the decision to move back to C'ville. I remember standing in the hallway as she was leaving, and just a big smile on her face. I will always miss her friendship and sharing things."
"Coming into a huge family (13 siblings, > 50 nieces/nephews) was quite overwhelming. At the first few family events, I just remember Jayne being the first over to greet me, to smile at me, and to welcome me. She did the same with my small daughter. She was so warm and welcoming. She was a kind, classy person -- even at a very young age -- and I think about her often. Aunt Jeanne"
"Jayen, I remember our family trip to Key West, many soccer games, driving around in the jeep, telling secrets, and your never ending giggle. Your determination, friendship, and smile will forver be missed and remembered!"
"Jayne--I remember the last time I saw you at your parents anniversary party in Sackets Harbor. I am SO glad we went to that party! What a great time with everyone! I can still see your face, beaming, when you saw us there, then came running over with big hugs! You always made everyone feel special! Five years later, it still makes no sense--we miss you Jayne!"
"Jayne, I always smile when I think of you! And that's how you are always still here. Secretary is always higher up than Teasurer! You always insisted that was true. And always with a laugh. I miss you. Always."
"My most treasured memory of Jayne is seeing her walk through the metro station after at least 10 years had passed since we had last seen each other, following her onto the train, giving each other sideways glances, and finally squealing out each other's names and reuniting with a big hug! From that moment on I gained the gift of her friendship for a few more precious years. MISS YOU JAYNE!"
"Jayne, I still hear the timre of your voice when I close my eyes and think of you. Your small laugh at the end of a sentence sticks with me like I just talked to you yesterday. Recently I saw a girl who looked just like you - but what really reminded me of you was her bubbly energy. She was doing trapeze. I can imagine your squeal of delight when you let go of the bar to land in the net."
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