Jennifer L. Stringham

10/05/1944 — 05/20/2024

From Richland, WA

Celebration of Life

Sat, June 1, 2024, 11:00 am
Sat, June 1, 2024, 12:30 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Bonney Lake
11214 214th Avenue East Bonney Lake ,WA 98391

Jennifer L. Stringham

Jennifer Lee Stringham passed away peacefully in Richland, Washington at the age of 79. She was born October 5,1944 in Phoenix, Arizona to Arthur Edmond Lee and Betty Jane Merrell.

On April 5,1972 she married Mark James Stringham in the Idaho Falls Temple. She and her husband Mark moved to Washington state where they raised their five children.

Jennifer went back and earned an Associates in Science degree in Nursing in 1989 after her children were all in school. She enjoyed working in pediatrics for many years. She served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in many roles. As a young adult she served a mission in France and later in life served another mission with her husband in Des Moines, Iowa. She also loved her time serving in the temple. Her greatest joy in life was loving and raising her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Mark James Stringham of Richland Washington; sons, Brian Mark Stringham (Melissa) of Kent, Washington, Jason Lee Stringham (Jennifer) of Lititz, Pennsylvania, James Arthur Stringham of Kent, Washington; daughters, Rebecca Stringham Kidd (Jason) of Maple Valley, Washington, Maria Stringham Mendenhall (Eric) of Richland, Washington, 12 siblings, and 17 grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held June 1, 2024 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 11214 214th Avenue East, Bonney Lake, Washington. The family will visit with friends and there will be a viewing and from 10 to 10:45am and services at 11am. Burial will be at The City of Buckley Cemetery.

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  • Aunt Jenny,
    I will never forget your love, faith, and stories. I appreciated your love and encouragement in my faith storytelling work. Thanks for sharing so many stories with me. I have thought often about your thoughts about prayer, “honest prayer”, and bringing anything, even hurt and anger to prayers because God loves us and “is a big man and He can take it.” You helped me to look at faith in different ways, and I loved that! I am so sad you left before I finished school and could come to visit again.
    I love you and will miss you! I will look forward to the day we can catch up on the other side.

    Maggie Lee Vail
    June 20, 2024
    Tampa, FL
  • Jennifer,
    My sweet cousin and friend. I have so many memories of you when you came to visit our house with my mom, Nancy Lee Merrell. Love and miss you. We all know you’re in a better place and you are with your mom and dad and my mom and Jessie, Judy.

    Greg Jones

    Greg Jones
    June 19, 2024
    Mesa, Arizona
  • Dear Mark and family – we are deeply sorrowful to hear of Jennifer’s passing. We pray you will feel comforted of the Lord in this hard time. Love, Garth and Linda

    Garth and Linda Crouch
    June 6, 2024
    Rexburg, Idaho
  • Mark we are truly the old people now. I am so sorry you have lost your Jennifer. It is a hard time in life. May you feel your Heavenly Fathers love every day. Love Vera

    Vera G Knox
    June 6, 2024
    Anthem. Arizona
  • Beautiful inside and out. Hope to meet up with you on the other side of the veil when my time comes.

    June 3, 2024
    Renton WA
  • I loved Jennifer. We moved in her ward when we were newly married. Mark, Jennifer and all 5 kids would usually sit closer to the front than we did. I would watch as all the kids would be drawn toward her. Maria would usually be laying on her lap and someones head would be on her shoulder. Later when my husband got called in the bishopric and I had 3 small kids and an infant, Jennifer would come take the baby so I could wrestle the other 3. She was like that, giving service so quietly. That same baby had the honor of being in her primary class years later. He still remembers her loving ways of teaching them the gospel of Jesus Christ. He learned some language and learned how to treat others with love and respect, even when and maybe especially when they are different and have special needs. We often called Jennifer about that same child after many of his falls and mishaps. She would run over with butterfly bandaids and super glue and fix him up.
    I love all of the Stringham kids. The boys were so fun and I got to work with Rebecca and Maria in young women’s and loved them! I will miss your mom. Hers was a life that will go on and on in our hearts and memories. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Alberta Jones
    June 1, 2024
  • Jenny, you touched my life in a very special way, many, many years ago. Congratulations on graduating 😇 to an exquisite place the rest of us strive to be welcomed to! ♥️🙏. With love and admiration, Barbara

    Barbara Cox
    June 1, 2024
    Big Sur, CA
  • I love and miss you my bestest friend This is hard I wanted more time with you. You made me happy. You will do that again when we see each other again one day until then I will hold you in my Heart

    May 30, 2024
    Bonney Lske
  • Jennifer is probably the warmest, most caring person I know. She and I served in Relief Society together and she always had a calm, well thought out answer for any problem – I don’t remember a time when she expressed frustration or annoyance with people. She just had a way of seeing past a person’s words and actions and always gave extra benefit of the doubt. I can picture her saying. ‘You know…’ when a situation would come up involving something that someone said or did that frustrated me. She has a gift of understanding and love that served her well in relationships and church service.
    She is truly a gem in my life story. 💖 A wonderful, caring woman who is so refined in the most simple and humble ways. She and her husband Mark have a fond place in our hearts as true disciples of Jesus Christ – charitable and kind.

    Jean and Ken McGhie
    May 30, 2024
    Kent Washington
  • We loved getting to know Jennifer while serving with her in the Columbia River Temple. Jennifer had a wonderful warm smile that she shared often. Jennifer was a strong soul that battled through many frustrating health issues. After her health no longer allowed her to serve it was always such a treat when she would come to the temple. We send our love to all of her beautiful family and especially to Bro. Mark Stringham. 🤗❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️😥😥😥🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Susan Hawkins
    May 29, 2024
    Basin city WA
  • I knew when I first met Jennifer she was a very unique and special kind of human being. Another way she impressed me was getting to know her daughter and extended family at Life Care of Kennewick. Her families love for her was solid and event. See you soon Jennifer…

    May 29, 2024
  • The celebration of life best describes the service… She did so much to support her friends and family that there must be thousands of stories to celebrate. You’re in my thoughts Jason Lee Stringham.

    Mathias Julian
    May 28, 2024
  • Jennifer was one of my greatest inspirations. She was sweet, caring, and fun. She worked hard and was a great example to me. Later, I too, became a nurse. She died on another one of my closet friends’ birthday. That friend was also a nurse. So May 20th will hold bittersweet significance to me.
    I became a divorced mother, while Jennifer was Relief Society president in my Kent, WA ward. I went through some very. difficult and frightening situations at that time. Jennifer not only frequently checked in with me, but she stood up for me, when she learned I had been unfairly misjudged and even gossiped about. This spiritual support helped me take the steps necessary to protect myself and children. It helped me know God was watching out for me. It was one of the memories that has helped me maintain my faith through the years. She was an angel on earth then. I look forward to someday renewing that friendship with Angel Jennifer , in Heaven. I loved her, and I wish her family all the love and comfort they deserve.

    Kristin Jenks Martin (formerly known as Kristin Smith)
    May 28, 2024
    Port Angeles, WA
  • Jennifer Stringham was like a mother I never had .She treated my kids as if they were her grandkids, and she gave our family unconditional love and support.
    She helped me when I had no one else to talk to and never judged me. She was kind and sweet and loving.
    My children and I will miss her
    and now heaven has brought their angel back.

    Tamara Courter
    May 28, 2024
    Bainbridge island ,Wa
  • I will always have you in my heart my bestest friend Salt I miss you but I know you have no more pain and with your Heavenly Father. Hugs your forever Pepper

    May 26, 2024
    Bonney Lake
  • She was a great example of grace and love. She will be missed very much by all who knew and loved her.

    Michelle Martin
    May 25, 2024
    Bonney Lake, WA
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