Jennifer Estey
1966 - 2020
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Estey, Jennifer
1966 - 2020
Jennifer Anne Estey, 53, of Columbus, Ohio, passed peacefully on November 25th after a long illness. Jennifer was endlessly engaging, funny, caring and had a keen intellect. She was born in Hawaii in 1966, the daughter of a Navy doctor and his wife, a marine biologist. After her family returned from Hawaii and to civilian life she eventually grew up on Singer Island, Florida. She left Florida in 1985 to attend Boston University and remained in Boston to begin her lifelong career as an ethics and compliance professional. She met her husband Chris there, they fell in love and were married in 1993 on Cape Cod. In 2007 the family moved to New Albany, Ohio, where Jen joined LBrands. Besides her routine work, her job saw Jen travel from London and Hong Kong to Vietnam and India working with teams around the world and providing her leadership and guidance. Jen served on the boards of Amethyst and then Alvis in Columbus where she championed the critical recovery programs they provide. Jen was especially involved with Alvis' Amethyst program that provides long-term addiction recovery support for women. She was recently honored with a formal recognition for her work by the Columbus City Council. Jen is survived by her husband, Christopher and two grown sons, Hayden and Luke, brother Russell Bane, parents Don and Leni Bane and Ken and Marilyn Johnson (husband's aunt and uncle) and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and sister/brother-in-laws. A small, private ceremony is being held for her family. A celebration of life to remember Jen is being planned to take place next year. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends a donation to Alvis, alvis.kindful.com. Jen wished for all her family and friends to know it was "my privilege and honor to share life's grand journey with all of you."

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30, 2020.
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I am just seeing this on Facebook. Our sympathies go to Chris and her boys. Hesh and I always loved seeing Jen out. She always had a smile on her face, and never had a complaint. Sending many prayers and love to her family at this very difficult time.
Leslie Green
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November 30, 2020
Jen was truly a wonderfully kind, witty, and extremely smart person. She was a well respected professional in the corporate world while her penchant for fun was cherished by friends. She inspired many to be better and to push themselves in new endeavors. She was a busy wife, mother, and business woman but always found time to gather with friends. We are so fortunate she did. We will miss her so much and cherish our fond memories of great times with Jen. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Hayden, Luke, and family.
MB Irwin
Friend
November 29, 2020
I was saddened to hear of the passing of my MFS colleague, Jen Estey. Taken far too young, know that your daughter, wife, mother, made a positive impact on all whom she interacted with. The world can use more people like Jen. You are not alone in thinking that.
Gordon Forrest
Coworker
November 29, 2020
I only got to work directly with Jen for a short time but I learned so much from her, and was truly inspired by her. Jen was an amazing business partner, but more importantly an amazing person. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have known her. Rest In Peace Jen you're truly missed by so many.

Dustin McDermott
Dustin McDermott
Coworker
November 29, 2020
Chris, wishing you and your family well as you navigate the loss of Jen. She was an awesome person. You and your family are in my prayers.
Keith
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