Jennifer Lynn Yocum Foreman, 34, of Klamath Falls passed away at her home Nov. 27, 2012, following a brief illness.
A celebration of life service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Klamath Tribute Center, 6420 S. Sixth St. in Klamath Falls, with Ken Reeder officiating. Family and friends are invited to a potluck reception following the service. Please bring your favorite dish in her honor. Private Cremation Rites have been conducted.
Jennifer Lynn Yocum was born on Feb. 10, 1978, in Bishop, Calif., to Lucinda E. Brown and John T. Yocum. She was raised and educated in Lakeview, Ore., graduating from high school there. Jennifer was very active in 4-H with lambs and FFA. She also played volleyball and rode horses, receiving several rodeo buckle awards. Growing up on the family ranch was a big part of her childhood.
She moved to the Klamath Falls community shortly after graduating from high school. She worked over the years as a CNA taking care of people in their own homes. She had a gift for working with the senior citizens and she loved it. She was also a 4-H Leader.
Among her personal interests, she enjoyed spending time with her family and celebrating holidays, Christmas being her favorite. She loved animals and had her own backyard pig named Turbo, who was notorious for eating marshmallows. Jen loved country music and rock 'n' roll; you could always hear her truck rolling down the driveway with the bass booming. She loved life and lived each day to the fullest. Her sweet smile and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Jennifer was preceded in death by all of her grandparents Earl and Jeannine Brown and John S. and Marilyn J. Yocum.
Survivors include her fiance Rick Badker; children Cody and wife Karley, Brendan, Chelsea, and Bryson Badker; parents Lucinda and Sam Lamb of Iowa and John "Tim" and Cheryl Yocum of Idaho; brother Nolan and Sara Yocum of Central Point; sister Brandi and Coley Neider and two nieces Haley and Quincie, all of Lakeview; in-laws Gene and Susie Badker, Ryan and Jamie Badker, and Jeanean and Kevin Shannon of Klamath Falls; step siblings Cody Wendel, Amanda Wendel of Idaho and Kelly Schults, Linda Lamb, David Lamb and Doug Lamb, all of Iowa; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Also surviving are her many special friends, including Terry Wagstaff, Tae Nelson and Sandy Fanning, all of Klamath Falls.
The family is requesting that remembrances be contributions to the Jennifer Foreman Trust c/o Sterling Savings Bank in her memory.
Services are under the direction of Klamath Tribute Center.
Published in Herald And News on Dec. 2, 2012