The following section is meant to explain just who Jess was to people. I plan to fill this entire page with testimonials, if you will, from people that Jess knew from all stages of life; as to who she was and what she meant to so many different individuals.
Where to begin, Jess was one of my best friends since we were kids. It was the kind of friendship that you knew would last forever and always be amazing. The past few years we didn’t talk as much as we used to because as always, life gets in the way. Now I wish that was not the case, but I never expected something like this to happen either. We had the kind of friendship that we could not talk for months at a time and not see each other for years and pick up as if we never missed a beat. Life works in crazy, mysterious ways and now looking back I wish a lot of things were different. Something like this really changes the way you look at life. I’m still having a hard time coping with it all and coming to the realization that it has still even happened. I have Jess’s picture and obituary on my nightstand and I look at it everyday and still think to myself that it just can’t be real and the thought of not being able to call/text her when I’m having a hard time in life crushes me. One of the hardest things I’ve dealt with lately in all of this sadness is planning my wedding without her and thinking in my mind about the crazy things she would be saying to me that day and the way she always made everything so much better. I miss her more than words can say and wish I would have made more time before it was too late. Going forward I will always keep her in my heart and that will motivate me to stop and make the time because in the end family and friends are really all that matter.
darcy mae snyder
I met Jessica Boswell the summer of 2015, when she allowed me to stay at her family's home in Florida for a week. I don't think at that time she knew quite what she was getting herself into, convincing me to move to Florida, but I was welcomed into the Boswell family immediately with open arms. She was the big sister I always wanted but never had and was always 2 buildings down for support and a judgement free zone when Courtney and I would come with stories of the previous nights shenanigans. Jess was also a little bundle of fun herself, never a dull moment when this girl had a margarita in hand! I always admired her strong willed, fun, caring personality and most of all her dedication to her friends and family. Her family meant the world to her and I can see so much of her in her two beautiful boys. I will forever miss Jess, she was such a beautiful person inside and out, and I will always cherish the memories I have from getting to know such a great person. She may have left the world way too soon but in the time that she was here she touched the lives of so many and will never be forgotten. ️
karen halfast (jess’ mother)
Hannah Eden and the non profit organization, Serene Soldier, as well as her Iceland project, Find the Road, is such a overwhelming tribute to Jessica’s memory. Jessica touched so many peoples lives in such a heart warming way. Because of Hannah, Paulo, Courtney and Megan, many terminal cancer patients and their families will receive much needed help and support while going through the most difficult time of their lives. We are so very proud that Hannah came into Jessica’s life and was truly her friend until the very end and will always continue to be. Jessica loved Courtney and Hannah so very much. I know she would be so incredibly proud to be able to help cancer patients who are going through the terrible pain and anxiety that she went through in such a courageous manner. She will never be forgotten.
Thank you Hannah Eden! Love you!
-Jess' Dad and Mom