Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Eulogy (Some Day!) by Jenna Vick Silliman

Jennifer Elizabeth Vick Silliman (Jenna) was born on February 18, 1958 and died at age 107 on March 1, 2065. Born in San Francisco, California she was the daughter of James Allan Vick and Jacqueline Frances Pearson. She was married to Clifford Arthur Silliman (Cliff) who preceded her in death. Together they had eight children, Daniel James (Married Elizabeth Jarvis), Valerie Joy, David Arthur (Married Charisa Nelson), Michael Aaron, Joshua Andrew, Stephen Matthew, Luke Thomas, Peter Stanford and ___ grandchildren… and ___great-granchildren…[It will be glorious to have a long list of all the grandbabies here!]
Jenna was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Canada, a community college, for two years studying general education. She married Cliff at age 22 and homemaking was her chosen career. She resided in Sequim, Washington for 65 years.
Jenna met the Lord Jesus at the age of 16 and followed Him all her life. She delighted in meditating on Scripture and sharing spiritual insight through her writings and teaching children. Jenna was a glory dancer and a flagger in worship of the Lord Jesus and wrote a book about this called “Shall We Dance?” She also taught folk dance to both children and adults. She was a member of the Sons of Norway for ___ years. She was a published author and also self-published many booklets on a wide variety of subjects regarding mothering, healthy living, and the life of the Christian. Jenna visited nursing homes every week and enjoyed leading sing-a-longs and dancing for the residents. She was known for her colorful clothing and joyful attitude and will be missed by many.


Joyce said...

Jenna - another thing in common - I am a member of Sons of Norway too :)

I am praying for you and your father. May God's peace be with you.


Andrea York said...

107, huh? :)

Doug Spurling said...

and she died while dancing into His arms...

Well done.

Linda Maynard said...

You truly are a woman who has danced to the beat of your Bridegroom's music.
That intimate dance pattern, could never be taught in an Arthur Murray Dance Studio BUT others can observe and say to themselves" I want to dance like that too"
And as soon as they say that, Jesus will bow and say to His new partner " May I have this dance?"
Linda ( another part of His bride who longs to always move in sync with Him)