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Thursday, September 23, 2010

If you're able, please take a moment and sign Jessica Wilson's  online obituary guest books. The books are available here on Flamm Funeral Home's site, and here on the Rexburg Standard Journal site.

I know Jessica's family will appreciate our thoughts.

jessica's obituary

Jessica Wilson

Jessica Raylene Wilson, 28, died Monday, September 20, 2010, from injuries sustained in a pedestrian/vehicle accident in Provo, Utah. 

Jessica was born Nov. 9, 1981, in Rexburg, the daughter of Darla (Muir) and Everett Parks Wilson, Jr.

She attended Madison district schools and was a member of the 2000 Madison High School graduating class. She served an LDS Mission to the Baltics, after which she attended Brigham Young University in Provo, receiving her B.S. degree in social work August 2009. Jessica became a licensed social service worker for the state of Utah in November 2009. She was employed by the Wasatch Mental Health in December 2009 and worked there until her death.

Jessica enjoyed helping people, an excerpt from her journal dated September 30, 2007, reads: "I'm gonna be a social worker! Woo-hoo! Do you know why? Because I am a teacher & I love to help people - it brings me joy."

Jessica was an inspiration to everyone who came in contact with her. She never prejudged anyone always being accepted on their own merits. She was a talented artist, an avid reader, loved to play sports with friends and was a runner. Jessica completed several marathons, Ragnar relay races and was a member of the ATK Run Club. She also loved to cook and would make new desserts for friends every weekend. 
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a teacher in Primary, Relief Society, and currently a gospel doctrine teacher.

She is survived by her parents of Rexburg, Idaho; two grandmothers, Eloise Muir of Rexburg and Leanora K. Wilson, of Clearfield, Utah; four sisters, Genevieve R. Wilson of Draper, Utah, Crystal V. Brantner (Russell) of Tremonton Utah, Amber L. Kent (Daniel) of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Stacy R. Wilson of Ogden, Utah; four brothers, Everett P. Wilson III (Jessica J. Weeks) of Ammon, Michael C. Wilson (Estee Forbush) of Logan, Utah, Jeremiah C. Wilson of Sandy, Utah, and James P. Wilson of Layton; three nephews and six nieces.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Stonebridge LDS Chapel with Bishop Kirk Widdison officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Flamm Funeral Home and again from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment will be in the Rexburg Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


woman hit by car, killed on byu campus

PROVO --  A woman was hit by a car and was killed Sunday night on Brigham Young University campus.

Police say Jessica Wilson, 28, and a friend were crossing North Campus Drive between 500 and 600 East near the bell tower around 8 p.m. Sunday when they were struck by a car driving west.

"A 27-year-old male got distracted and didn't see them and hit them both," said BYU police Lt. Arnold Lemmon.

Lemmon said the man was driving a 2008 Nissan Altima in the inside westbound lane. Two witnesses at the scene said the man had a green light, Lemmon said, but police are still investigating the incident. He said alcohol and drugs are not factors in the accident. The sun had gone down at the time of the accident, but Lemmon said there was still some ambient light.

Lemmon said Wilson suffered head trauma and was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center within minutes, where she was later pronounced dead. The second woman, whose name has not been released, was also transported to the hospital with a possible compound fracture to her leg.

"She is in critical condition awaiting multiple surgeries," he said.

The woman is a friend of Wilson who was visiting from out of the country, Lemmon said. Although she is still in critical condition, she is expected to survive.

Wilson's family said the friend is from Estonia, where Wilson served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has been in the country for a few weeks and was to return home in October.

Everett Wilson, Jessica Wilson's father, said Wilson worked as a social worker at Wasatch Mental Health after graduating from BYU in August 2009.

"She really loved her job," he said.

Everett Wilson said his daughter enjoyed helping people at Wasatch and wanted to get a master's degree someday, but she wanted to get the degree online so that she would not have to leave her job.

The family said Wilson loved to help others, and they provided an excerpt from her journal from when she entered the social work program.

"I'm gonna be a social worker! Woohoo!" she wrote. "Do you know why? Because I am a teacher, and I love to help people -- it brings me joy."

Darla Wilson, Jessica Wilson's mother, said her daughter's love for others was genuine. Jessica Wilson loved life, and she tried to help everybody love life, her mother said.

Jessica Wilson took karate, debate and was a member of Future Farmers of America when she was young -- mostly to meet others, her mother said. She did not try to be the center of attention, but she loved people and naturally drew them to her.

"She was never in one spot very long before everybody knew her," Darla Wilson said.

Jessica Wilson was also an avid marathoner and completed several. She was signed up to run a relay in Las Vegas next month. Though Wilson grew up in Rexburg, Idaho, she fell in love with Utah Valley and its mountains and wanted to stay in the area.

Wilson's family said she inspired others, and Everett Wilson said several friends were at the hospital Sunday evening when they heard the news. Her mother said several people said Wilson was "the most perfect and spiritual person they've ever met."

Though the accident has been hard on the family, Everett Wilson said his daughter would not want them to mourn. He said if she were still here, she would be much more concerned about her family than herself.

Amber Kent, Jessica Wilson's sister, said the family is planning to hold a funeral for Jessica on Saturday, Sept. 25 in Rexburg, Idaho. Some of Jessica Wilson's friends are considering a 5K fund raiser to help pay for the funeral, and Kent said there may be a memorial service in Utah County when the 5K is held.

Jessica served as a missionary in the Baltic Mission, which includes Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's that time of year

Sorry to have missed the first two games of the season. Here is a link to this week's game, Madison hosting Blackfoot, Friday at 6:40 pm.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

call for photos

Two questions:

1) Is anyone willing to share / post the pictures they took at the class reunion?

2) Is anyone willing to share / post pictures they have from our high school days? 

I thought it would be fun to have a few posts of reunion pictures and a few posts of old high school pictures, but I need your help to do it. 

Please leave a comment if you have pictures to share.


Friday, September 3, 2010

extreme sports!

Here's a little shout-out to Quinton Kraus. He had the opportunity to play softball with the crew of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" while they were filming in Pocatello last month. Pretty awesome, eh?

Visit Quinton's blog to read all about it!