We would like to express our gratitude for the compassionate, sincere care we, the Jennifer Smelker Wells family, received from Yampa Valley Medical Center. A special thanks to Jane Howell for her many calls to us during the search for the Yampa Valley Air Ambulance on Jan. 11, 2005, and subsequent calls when it was found and in the days following. The staff of Yampa Valley Medical Center and Yampa Valley Air Ambulance, Karl Gills, Bob and Cindy Maddox, Paula Golden and others who made the special effort to fly out to Stratton to visit with the family personally. Your presence meant so much to us.
Thank you to all the Yampa Valley administration, hospital and ER staff for their kindness, compassion and support at the deeply moving memorial service at the hospital Jan. 19. Thanks to Dean Zimmerman, YVAA flight nurse, for helping Jenny's nephews Trenton and Jacob Smelker understand what Jenny's job entailed. A special thanks to chef Jacques for the delicious luncheon and reception he served.
May God bless you all.
The family of Jennifer Smelker Wells