Jennifer Lynn Carignan, age 43, was born December 13, 1969 in Madison, the daughter of Diane Smyth Bright of Madison and Steven Whitcomb of Rhode Island.
She graduated from Middleton High School in 1987. She entered the Air National Guard in Madison and transferred to the 202nd Red Horse Squadron in Blanding, Florida. She achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Jennifer attended Florida Hospital Registered Nursing program, specializing in Pediatric Intensive Home Care. Her love for children really shone in her work.
Jennifer was preceded in death by her grandparents, Stanley and Edna Smyth and step-sister, Anna Carignan Marks of Waunakee. Both Anna and Jennifer chose the professional field of nursing for their vocation and career. Jennifer returned to Wisconsin in 2004 and had endured a life threatening illness the past eight years. Her brave and courageous battle was ended with the peace of joining our loving Lord and her beloved sister on April 25, 2013.
She valued family love and support above all things. As a child, Jennifer dreamed of being a veterinarian, but her vocation took her to nursing. For all her life she was an animal lover and shared her home with two cats these last eight years.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Middleton Community United Church of Christ, 645 Schewe Road, Middleton, with Pastor Jim Iliff officiating. Her final resting place will be Forest Hill Cemetery. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.