Jenna Elizabeth Marie Thomas of Hermiston was born September 28, 2002 in Vancouver, WA the daughter of Chris and Kaleen (Kelly) Thomas. She passed away near Hermiston on February 5, 2018 at the age of 15.
Jenna moved to Hermiston as an infant and attended Highland Hills Grade School, Armand Larive Middle School and was currently a sophomore at Hermiston High School. In high school, she was a member of the swim team and the tennis team.
Jenna was a bright, kind and thoughtful person who had a passion for science, computers and art. She was a creative artist who had won several awards for her charcoal drawings. She enjoyed new experiences in cuisine as well as cooking and baking. She was currently learning the languages of Spanish and Japanese and had attended several academic camps at UCLA, Southern Oregon and University of Washington. She enjoyed water sports, snow skiing and going on trips with her family.
She will be missed by her parents, Chris and Kaleen Thomas; brothers, Jack and Adam; grandparents, Ray and Sally Thomas and John and Teresa Kelly; many aunts, uncles, cousins, distant family members and friends.
A Funeral Mass will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday February 9, 2018 at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church (565 W. Hermiston Avenue Hermiston, OR). A reception will follow in the church Parish Hall.
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