Jennifer Lynn Steinmueller
JENNIFER LYNN STEINMUELLER Jennifer Lynn Steinmueller of Vancouver, WA., died February 15, 2005 in Atlanta, GA at the age of 22. She was born March 18, 1982 here in Vancouver. She graduated from Prairie High School in 2000, and attended Washington State University in Pullman. Jennifer moved to Atlanta, GA for an internship with the USGS in November of 2004. She was highly excited to be given the opportunity to fill her aspiration of working outside with nature. Wherever she was, her presence was felt by many. She had a passion for traveling and meeting new people. Although she was taken at such a young age, her life was filled with many adventurous events and journeys. Survivors include her mother Janet Steinmueller, father Danny Steinmueller, twin sister Crystal Steinmueller, grandfather Herb Steinmueller, all of Vancouver, WA. Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, special friends, and her beloved dog Junior. Jen was always the beat of our heart, the smile on our face, and now the tears in our eyes. ³Thank you Jen for all the wonderful memories that will forever live in the hearts of all that knew you.² Contributions can be made to the Jennifer L. Steinmueller Memorial Fund at any US Bank location. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2005, at 12:30 PM at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Chapel, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA. Please sign the guest book at
Published by The Columbian from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2005.
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I've logged onto Jennifer's guest book several times, and have been at a loss to know what to say. Crystal, you and Jennifer were such a joy to have in my second grade class at P.V.P. so many years ago. I remember you both for you sunny dispositions, energy, and enthusiasm for life. I can only imagine how devastated you and your parents are. I have been praying, and will continue to pray, for your peace of mind and ability to accept this tragic loss. With deepest sympathy, Kris Neff
Kris Neff
March 22, 2005
Dear Janet, Danny and Steinmueller Family,

Jen was my waitress for Tuesday night trivia at the Dunwoody Tavern. I was shocked to hear of her untimely death and deeply saddened. Having lost my own daughter at the age of 7, I know the greif and despair that you are in right now and my heart grieves with you. Though I only knew Jen for a short time, I always looked forward to seeing her smiling face. She was the best waitress ever! I will miss her and hold her memory dear.

Deepest sympathies,
Sandy Lekan, Dunwoody Geogia
Sandra Lekan
March 17, 2005
Dear Steinmuellers,
I'm greatly sorry for the loss of such an incredible person. She will live on in all of our hearts.
Jennifer Chan
March 8, 2005
To Janet and the Steinmueller Family. I am saddened and shocked to hear of your loss. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time and always. May all our prayers and love bring you all peace and strength during this most troubling time. Love always, Denny McGee
Denny McGee
March 3, 2005
My condolences to Crystal and your family. I still have pictures of both of you from high school, she will be missed.
Katie Richards
March 2, 2005
Dearest Steinmuellers Im so sorry for your loss i couldn't believe it when i heard,i was terrified to learn that a school chum that I grew up and knew together went through that ..I give my prayers to all of you in your time of need.
Celina Fierro
March 2, 2005
Crystal, Janet & Danny - I can't imagine what you are going through. What a horrible tragedy. I will always remember those first few years of softball and those mischievious smiles and twinkles in her eyes. She always lived to the fullest and was such an inspiration. Please feel free to contact either of us if you need anything at all, whether it be just to talk, have company or get something done.
Linda & Marty Fish
March 1, 2005
Dearest Janet, Crystal, Dan and can't forget Junior. I am at a loss for words. I will not pretend to even know what you are going through. There has been so many nice things said about Jennifer that I regret not knowing her better. Last week Janet spent a while telling me about Jen's passions and loves in her life such as nature. I loved hearing about it and would love to learn more about her, if you feel like just talking about Jen and have someone only listen, I'm all ears. My main memory of Jennifer was how supportive she was when our family was going through court hearings regarding my dad's conviction. She was at the court house and just hung out with us. I appreciated that so much. She was a good and loving cousin.
Christine Lorbeer
February 27, 2005
Dear Steinmuller family,
I was absolutely stunned and saddened to hear of your loss. Jenn was a very good friend to me in high school and I will miss her greatly. Crystal, I can't imagine how sad you and your parents are, but I know that in her life Jenn inspired everyone she met.
Alexis Weiland
February 26, 2005
Dan, Janet, and Crystal
I am praying for all of you. I know what it is like. I have not seen jennifer in awhile but I have one thing in common with her, is her love for cows. It was nice sharing that with my cousin. I will always think of her as I work in my Garden and I will plant a special plant for her. with all my love and deepest sympathy. Judy
Judy Chaney
February 25, 2005
My Dear Janet, Danny & Dear Crystal,
Words just cannot express the deep sadness, in the loss of dear sweet Jennifer. I developed a bond with her,when she and I made the wedding dress for Dawn's shower, out of bathroom tissue. We had such fun!
Auntie Patti McLucas
February 25, 2005
Crystal and Family,
I was stunned to hear of your loss. I remember playing basketball with Jennifer, she was a great character. I thought it was wonderful to play alongside another set of twins. My heart goes out to you Crystal. I can't imagine losing my twin sister. I would be devastated. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Best wishes & God bless,
Tasi (Tafua) Cammock
February 25, 2005
From the first day I met her on her first day at college Jenn was always smiling and happy. She filled a room with energy and excitement where ever she was. Her light hearted nature and pure passion for life is something I know many of us will never forget.

Though Jenn may be gone, her influence, energy, and love for life lives on in all of us who met her. In her passing, Jenn teaches us all that life truly is precious, that absolutely every day does count, and like her we can't take anything for granted. It was a lesson she seemed to understand from the moment I met her, and one I wish I had learned another way other than this.

I wish the Steinmueller family my sympathies as well as my thanks for raising such a special person who touched so many lives. Many live a full life time and find half the happiness that Jennifer did. Hopefully the knowledge of that can help your entire family find some peace in these trying times.
Colin Johanson
February 25, 2005
Crystal and family,
We are so saddend to hear of this tragic event. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Crystal, "Sis" will always be in your heart, and in your spirit.
Love, Coach Al and Jeannie
Al & Jeannie Aldridge
February 25, 2005
The Steinmueller family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Jennifer was a very energentic, upbeat, wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all in this time of sorrow.
Andrew Klayh
February 24, 2005
There are no words that can express how deep my heart goes out to you Janet and your family. Jen always carried that special glow of happiness and always will through all of our hearts. May God Bless you Janet, Danny & Crystal. With our Love and deepest sympathy. Adam, Paula, Rhys & Kayla
Paula Rogers
February 24, 2005
Crystal, Janet, and Danny:
I remember back in the day when Jen, Crystal and I played softball together. We had so much fun. We also shared several memories in high school. I will cherish these moments forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Beth Bradford
February 24, 2005
February 24, 2005
Jennifer was a cheerful high spirited girl.She put smiles on everyones faces.She would say the funniest off the wall things. Jennifer was my niece and I am just glad that she was in my life. I will forever keep the memories of Jen in my heart forever and always. we all love you Jen. I love you all Crys, Janet and Danny
Angie Pratt
February 24, 2005
It has been years since we have seen each other Danny. I wanted to express my sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May you find strength and peace through this difficult time.
Kimberly Garrison Faley
February 24, 2005
Our deepest sympathys!
We just wanted to let you all know when ever you want company or help with anything we will always be there for all of you.

Dawn white
February 24, 2005
Crystal and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you throughout this time. You have raised such an amazing and generous person that encouraged everyone she ever met.
Stephanie Nitsch
February 24, 2005
Steinmueller Family- I am so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. I have great memories of "Steiny" as we called her at the sorority house. When I heard about what happened I pulled out my photo albulm and found some great pics of her,myself, and the Theta's. She will be in my memories and your family will be in my prayers.

Stephanie Botko
February 24, 2005
My deepest sympathies go out to the Steinmueller family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Susan Moussette
February 24, 2005
I am sorry to hear about Jennifer. We never kept in touch really after the 10 grade. I still remember our 8th grade summer, talking on the phone, three way with Crystal for hours. :) We just went our separate ways through high school like most do. Anyhow, its always a shock to learn about these things. I won’t be able to make the service, so I thought the least I could do is sign this guest book. I am very sorry for your loss. Its never easy.
Julia Schenck-Siebenberg
February 24, 2005
There are no words to express to what you are going through, she will always be smiling down and reminding us how precious life is
February 24, 2005
Janet, Danny and Crystal,

I have so many wonderful memories of your lovely family having known Mavis since way before any of you were even born. I remember Jennifer as such a pretty, friendly and loving girl! I know you will all feel a big void in your lives.
Love and prayers to all.
Arty Lange
February 24, 2005
There are no words to express what your family is going through. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Love, Steve & Jean
Jean Register
February 23, 2005
Janet, Danny, Crystal, Herb, & Debby, Jen was an inspiration, I can't think of a time I didn't see her without a smile on her face. She was always quick to give a huge hug too. We are deeply sorry for your loss and please know we are here for you if you need anything at all. Our love to all of you, Tami, Duane, Tyler, Travis, & Tanner
Tami Dorrance
February 23, 2005
Crystal, I want say how sorry I am for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through right now, but know that Jen was loved and is deeply missed. I haven't seen you since high school, but have thought of both of you often, with the fondest of memories. There are activities and phrases that never pass me by without thinking of Jen. Saying that she was a great friend and a wonderful person just doesn't go far enough. My prayers are with you and your family right now. I hope that you can find peace and comfort in the midst of it all.
Sarah Carruthers
February 23, 2005
Kari, Kristi and I are always here for everyone in your family. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dana Rutledge
February 23, 2005
Janet, Danny, Crystal, and Family,
My deepest sympathies are with you in these days. Jennifer was such a ray of sunshine and I will dearly miss her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you and the family.
Misty, Rob, Jarred and Mercedes
February 23, 2005
Misty Winkler
February 23, 2005
For such a short life, she lived it to the fullest. No words can help I know, only the passing of time (a lot of time). I know what you are going through Crystal. I've been there, years ago with my own sister. I'm so sorry for your loss Danny, Janet & Crystal. Take care.

Pam Klayh
February 23, 2005
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Jen's family. I have many memories of playing softball with Jen and Crystal, including a trip to nationals in Utah back in '96. Though I was never extremely close to Jen, her loss is felt deeply, and am grateful I got to see her at Christmas time. I'm certain that this sudden and profound loss has left a void in many people's lives. My thoughts and prayers are with Jen's family, especially Crystal, and with her closest friends.
Lacey Sanchez
February 22, 2005
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