Jennifer Garvin

Obituary of Jennifer Louise Garvin

Jennifer Louise (Peck) Garvin passed away September 25, 2021 at the age of 47 after a year-long attempt at recovery following a stroke suffered on September 19, 2020. The fact she survived the stroke itself was a miracle. She underwent numerous (20+) brain surgeries and spent several weeks in the Neurosurgical ICU. Despite some of the best medical care available, a Covid infection interrupted her progress in February of 2021. Even though the respiratory symptoms of covid were mild, she suffered a great deal cognitively and then physically continued to deteriorate. Her will to survive was strong and she fought hard for a full year. Her peaceful passing ended her suffering. She was preceded in death by her mother Betty Lu Peck. Left to cherish her memory are her father Gary Peck; husband Jason Garvin; son Ben Garvin; daughters Ella and Nora Garvin; sister Diane Peck; grandmother Helen Peck; best friend Stacy Lundberg and a host of other family members and dear friends. Jen had a zest for life and added color to the lives of those around her. She was an amazing skier and in high school participated in ski patrol. Following high school Jen worked as a paramedic. Yes, she drove an ambulance. She continued her medical training by going to nursing school in Canada. Her plan was to be a travel nurse and work all over the United States. Her first assignment was in Hayes, Kansas. Her future husband, Jason, was a medical student in Kansas City and that is where they met. You can ask her father about the details as he was at that first meeting as well. She and Jason were married for 21 years prior to her passing. During that time she brought 3 wonderful children into this world. Her kids were always her greatest sense of pride. While Ben, Ella and Nora were growing up Jen worked part-time as a nurse, but later matriculated into being a full-time mom. She volunteered as a Girl Scouts Troop leader and “cookie mom”. When her children were younger, she also helped run Gifts Camp each summer for several years at the First United Methodist Church in Pearland. Jen was always up for adventure and loved sky diving. Before her health deteriorated, she had logged more than 300 jumps. She also loved music and attending concerts. Her favorite artists are being played as part of the service today. Additionally, Jen loved going to Disneyworld each year for several summers as it rekindled fond childhood memories and helped her feel close to her mother. Jen remained a dual citizen in Canada and the United States. Even though Texas was a long way from where she grew up, Jen continued to celebrate her homeland holidays -- Canadian Thanksgiving, Canada Day, etc. Her husband and kids always knew when she had spoken with someone from the far north as her Canadian accent would remain for the rest of the day. Words fail to capture how much Jen will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A memorial service for Jen will be held at 3:00 pm, on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 West Broadway, Pearland, Texas.

Memorial Service

3:00 pm
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Clayton Funeral Home Pearland
5530 W. Broadway
Pearland, Texas, United States
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