Jenny Kittle Memorial Education Fund

In memory of Jenny, contributions may be made to Elliott Kittle's education fund if so desired. All donations will be divided between his current school at the Wellington Day School in Langley, WA who have been so very generous and supportive through all of this, and also to a fund for his future education.


Jennifer (Chrisman) Kittle, 47 of Langley, WA died suddenly on Monday May 13th, 2019 at Providence in Everett after almost a year long battle with breast cancer. She fought very hard after the cancer spread to her spinal fluid, but was so full of positivity, humor and her special charm that you likely wouldn't have known she was sick. She was surrounded with love by family and friends at the end and will be missed by so many people.

Jenny was born on April 17th, 1972 in Renton, WA. She was fortunate to be raised by two sets of loving parents: Her mother Dian Jahn and stepfather Steaven Jahn, along with her father Joel Chrisman and stepmother JoAnn Chrisman. She graduated from Liberty High School in Renton, WA in 1990 and began dating and driving her future husband Christian around in her Dodge Dart soon after. They made a life together in Redmond, WA where they bought their first home. They married in the year 2000 at Don and Janette Dunavant's (Christian's cousins) beautiful home in Issaquah, WA.

During their time in Redmond, Jenny moved from being a dental assistant to studying dental hygiene at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology where she graduated from in 2008. Jenny bounced around a few hygiene jobs and finally found herself back at Jim Rosenwalds office in 2010 where she was once a dental assistant and had always hoped to return to after school. In the year 2017, Jenny and Christian saw an opportunity to pick up their life in Redmond and move up to the beautiful country of Whidbey Island where they purchased their second home on five forested acres of land right outside Langley, WA. Jenny remained at Jim Rosenwald's office after their move and continued to commute four days a week from Whidbey to Bellevue. She was very passionate about her professional life and loved her patients dearly, and was always hoping to be able to return again someday.

Jenny had many other passions in life as well. She was an avid seamstress, a voracious reader, loved making crafts of all sorts with her hands, was dog crazy beyond words, loved coffee, loved music from 60's and 70's rock to 80's punk and wave to 90's grunge and industrial, she loved exploring new restaurants, loved having been a white water guide in Wenatchee, loved her new community and home on Whidbey, had so much love for her friends and family, and most of all she was head over heels for her son Elliott. Travel was also very important to her and she was always making plans for the next big trip. She got to explore many great places all over the world including Europe in her high school days, to later exploring the world with her husband - from trips all over North America, to Australia, then later to Japan. Her final months were spent traveling as much as she could with her son and husband.

She is survived by her parents, husband Christian, son Elliott and her beloved rascal black lab Oscar. She will also be sorely missed by her sister Lara (Chrisman) Berglund and spouse Leif Berglund of Shelton, WA, stepbrother Brian Johnson and partner Sheri White of Mill Creek, WA, stepbrother David Johnson and spouse Mollie Johnson of Olympia, WA, mother-in-law Bette Kittle and sister-in-law Gretchen Kittle of Issaquah, WA, Grandmother Etta Fraizer of Bremerton, WA and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and so many friends and patients.

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Christian Kittle 
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