Jennifer Gable Support Network

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Raised by 58 people in 50 months
Krissy Hill  TWIN FALLS, ID
Jennifer Gable, a 32 year old Boise woman, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on October 9th, 2014. Although I never met her, she was my wife's friend of several years. They would share goofy conversations that Jennifer would take over with endless movie quotes and her fun personality, but they also shared some very sad conversations when my wife would try her best to talk her out of her darkest moments.


Jennifer Adrien Gable
Jennifer had a lot of struggles. She was born male and transitioned to Jennifer in her twenties. Her family would not accept her and turned their back on her. This is a pain that I can't truly imagine- that one's own parents could so hate the person that their child becomes, for such superficial reasons.One would hope that, at least in death, a family could accept the person that passed as the whole sum of their parts. But even in death, that would not be true for Jennifer. When her body was transported to Twin Falls, Idaho for her funeral and burial, her family cut her hair, dressed her in a suit, and buried her as a man.

They cut her hair.

They dressed her in a suit.

And they buried her as a man.
 

To say that this was the ultimate insult is not enough.

Jen deserved dignity. She deserved respect and caring.

She was brought into this world as a male and she wasn't comfortable in that skin. She sought freedom from that particular prison only to land in the separate but equal prison of no longer having a family.  

She could be her true self, or she could have a family.

There was never another option granted to her.

Jen chose her true self. That takes an amount of strength that most of us can never comprehend.

When she did that, she lost her blood family, but she gained a whole new one.

A family that cares.

I want to walk through the world the way she did. I want the world to know that SHE was here, she mattered, she was loved.

My wife and I have made it our mission to give Jen the grave she deserves. We are asking for donations for a new plot at a Boise cemetery where the people who knew her can mourn her, and then to create a charity in Jen's name that will help spread awareness and support. 

When Jen died, she suffered the ultimate indignity. We hope to correct that and we ask for your help in doing so. 
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Update 5
Posted by Krissy Hill
50 months ago
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For anyone who may have missed it, our radio interview can be heard here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV2LCZ4Qwbc&list=UUsgBMWop3GBA5hmT517Ujkg
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Update 4
Posted by Krissy Hill
50 months ago
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Brook and I will be on Transition Radio tomorrow at 4:30 PM MST to talk about Jennifer. Tune in to show your support! http://transitionradio.net/home_page.html

Next up- we will be setting up the Jennifer Gable Support Network. Our goal is to have support in all fifty states for our transgendered brothers and sisters who need love and support. Too often, they are left behind with very few resources. We want to get the word out that there are people who care and can listen and help, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Thanks again for everyone's support! We are so moved by the love that has been shown to Jennifer.
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Update 3
Posted by Krissy Hill
50 months ago
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Jennifer's birthday is January 27. It would be great to have her memorial in place and to have a vigil in rememberanc of Jennifer. We are so completely overjoyed by the support both we and Jennifer are receiving. We couldn't make this happen without you all sharing, and generously donating. We have such love for each and everyone of you. Thank you!!! Now, let's keep this going so we can give Jennifer a beautiful memorial for her birthday!
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Update 2
Posted by Krissy Hill
50 months ago
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We're up to nearly $800 and have had nearly 1800 visitors to this page! I am moved beyond words by the outpouring of support we've been receiving. I think Jennifer would be, too. Thank you everyone!
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Windy Johansen
44 months ago

It's terrible and heartbreaking that this happened. Everyone deserves more than this. :(

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Joyce McInerny
50 months ago

Those who loved or would like to remember Jennifer can also post her memorial for free in the virtual on line cemetery and memorial site "find a grave dot com"(findagrave.com). Membership is free and no actual cemetery is required. Any cemetery can be named if wished, but the site allow pictures, and virtual flowers can be placed anytime as well as notes. The US military is placing veterans memorials therefrom WW 2 and more, and there is a section for famous and VIP's as well.

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Gracie Jackson
50 months ago

A transgression that should never be repeated again, and must be corrected. I'd want my family and friends to bury me as I really am... I can stand behind this for Jennifer. She was lucky in life to have friends like those trying to correct this.

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Heather Perry
50 months ago

I want ALL Light to be seen, recognized and respected, this includes Jennifer

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Windy Johansen
44 months ago

It's terrible and heartbreaking that this happened. Everyone deserves more than this. :(

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Joyce McInerny
50 months ago

Those who loved or would like to remember Jennifer can also post her memorial for free in the virtual on line cemetery and memorial site "find a grave dot com"(findagrave.com). Membership is free and no actual cemetery is required. Any cemetery can be named if wished, but the site allow pictures, and virtual flowers can be placed anytime as well as notes. The US military is placing veterans memorials therefrom WW 2 and more, and there is a section for famous and VIP's as well.

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