…as the little 'Sourdough' born during a snow storm in Fairbanks, Alaska…as the girl growing up collecting water snakes and crawdads with her brother, fishing in mountain lakes, swimming, playing soccer, spending time with Grandparents and cousins…as the high school YFU foreign exchange student to Argentina/Chile where my love of languages blossomed with the immersion into the Spanish language and diverse cultures.…remember me as a summer legislative intern for Pete Domenici in Washington, DC where I was assigned the coordination of intern functions with foreign embassy's...as the young woman who studied at the University of New Mexico (UNM) ; in Madrid, Spain; at El Instituto Technologico y De Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico and at the University of San Diego (USD) earning Bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Spanish and two Masters degrees: Maestra de Administracion from ITESM and an International Master of Business Administration from USD...remember that I worked as a trade intern for an international company in Mexico City while attending school there and I traveled around the country….that I was a Natural Resource Management Intern in Peten, Guatemala, living with a Mayan family, managing a park and proud to be the team interpreter.. remember that my professional accomplishments included the successful completion of the California-Baja California Border Master Plan; a national award- winning Reservation Transportation Authority Tribal Transportation Demand Project for the Temecula Indian Tribe in So. California and in 2013, as the Senior Rail Planner for the NMDOT, completed the NM State Rail Plan.
Remember me as the woman with rapid fire speech in English, Spanish and French (and OK, a little bit slower in Portuguese)...a woman with a ready smile, contagious laugh and wicked wit…a lover of international travel , food, cultures and living abroad in France...a cat lover, music lover, and lover of all things beautiful (except gladiolas)..a lover of the arts, theatre and did you remember that I learned to tap dance? Play the cello? Perform gymnastics on horseback? Ride dressage? Remember me as a woman of contrast – soft, gentle and loving and equally fiery, passionate and formidable. Most of all, remember me as the devoted and loving Maman (French for Mommy) of the joy of my life and core of my being – my daughter Bianca. A preemie at 32 weeks, her birth and life gave me joy….I loved watching her grow, listening to her laughter, her learning English, taking to Spanish as I did, and attempting some French…I will be watching my "Chicken-Bicken/Baby Bear" from my new heavenly home. ( By the way, Oma and Grandpappy greeted and embraced me and are here with me now.) Jessica is survived by her daughter Bianca A. Cessieux, her parents, Mike and Nancy Pool, her brother, Cpt. Justin Pool, grandparents: Dr. Paul Feil and Ms. Virginia Pool, aunts and uncles: Dick and Melanie Pool, Anita Feil, David and Jackie Feil, Dr. Paul Feil/Jana Weisborn; cousins, Tana and Kyle Gottlieb and Kenna, Adam and Melissa Pool and Sydney, Magdalena Feil, Hannah Feil, Sam Feil and other family members of locations throughout New Mexico, Arizona, and California. We honor and pay tribute to the father of Bianca, Alban Cessieux, and his family in France.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in Masonic Cemetery, 760 S. Compress with Reverend Eduardo Rivera of St. Paul's Methodist Church officiating.
Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces. 527-2222 Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
Baca's Funeral Chapels
300 East Boutz Las Cruces, NM 88004
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 24, 2014