Sioux City, Iowa - Jennifer Bliss Clancy, 25, of Sioux City, Iowa, and formerly of Gales Ferry, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012, after suffering a massive seizure.
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Jennifer was born Jan. 18, 1987, at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb., and was adopted by Paul and Yevette Clancy at four days old. Jennifer grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Ledyard High School in 2006. After high school, Jennifer worked at Candy's Cozy Kitchen through Seabird Enterprises in New London.
Since relocating to Sioux City in 2009, she worked at Mid-Stop Services Work Center. In 2011 Jennifer moved into Mid-Step's Independent Living, where she blossomed into a vibrant young woman.
Jennifer adored her family, treasured all her friends, and brought joy to everyone she encountered. She had a strong faith in God and was Jesus' little helper. She was a gifted artist and loved to dance, play music, cared deeply for all animals, enjoyed fishing, and loved her Guinea pig, Dillon and her Green Bay Packers.
She participated in the Special Olympics and had qualified to compete in the state finals later this month. Jennifer lives on through the contribution of her organs and tissues to the Iowa Donor Network.
Survivors include her mohter, Yevette Lehn and her husband, James, of Gales Ferry; her father, Paul Clancy and his wife, Aimee Washburn Clancy, of Sioux City; maternal grandmother, Althernease Gamble of Pompano Beach, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Maclyn and Madonna Clancy of Sioux City; step grandmother, Ann Washburn of Sioux City; many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins; and her special friend, Ethan Robinson of Gales Ferry.
She was predeceased by her uncle, Brian Clancy; step-grandfather, Dr. Joseph Washburn; and many of her beloved pets.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, May 9, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City. A Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Jennifer Clancy's memory to The Special Olympics.
Condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com
Published in The Day on May 9, 2012