Matt Morrill, Cheri and Steve Stanton, and Stephanie and Dave Morrill: Family’s statement

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Jenna had a smile for everyone. No one was left out of her world. She inspired, encouraged and gathered people together. Jenna had the ability to make everyone feel special. Needless to say, we will miss Jenna for the rest of our lives. Unfortunately, nothing can bring her back. But, if any good can come of this tragedy, it is that people have the ability to save the life of someone they love.

We all bear the burden of personal responsibility for the things we do. Living in a remote mountain environment necessitates making the choice to drive in harsh conditions. If you make the choice to do so, be equipped to deal with the possible dangers of disparate driving conditions. Understand how to maintain your vehicle; be aware of changing road conditions and how to operate your vehicle under these conditions; make sure you have proper tread on your tires. These are just a few of the many ways you can be prepared to alleviate the inherent risks of driving Colorado’s mountain roads. Ultimately, the responsibility of maintaining your car is yours, and yours alone. Understand the consequences of choosing to overlook these important facts.

Jenna loved Steamboat Springs. She had a deep commitment to her profession, assisting children with special needs. Jenna was passionate about so many things: her friends, her family, her husband, her job and her hobbies. People like Jenna don’t come along every day; she was truly unique. Jenna was an integral part of this town in so many ways. That fact is obvious by the amount of support that we have received from the community over the past four months. Jenna’s family would like to acknowledge the outpouring of support from the community of Steamboat Springs. The list is simply too long to recognize individually, but know that your sincere efforts and compassion are so very appreciated. Without the help of all of you, this certainly would be impossible.

Thank you, and as Jenna would say: “Explore your world with arms open.”

Matt Morrill

Steamboat Springs

Cheri and Steve Stanton

Centennial

Stephanie and Dave Morrill

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Comments

greenwash 4 years, 2 months ago

1999 - Id be pissed too....Let the family grieve and SHUT THE @%##& UP !!!!

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Brian Kotowski 4 years, 2 months ago

1999:

I just hit the Suggest Removal button on your post.

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John Fielding 4 years, 2 months ago

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Thank you to the Morrill family for finding some good in tragedy.

Let us all honor her memory by taking a little extra care to drive safely.

My heartfelt condolences to all who are in grieving.

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1999 4 years, 2 months ago

yes, That was in poor taste. I am sorry.

please remove.

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seeuski 4 years, 2 months ago

It was a shock to see a young friend go out this way, I've known Jenna for 10 years and I never new a sweeter soul and having the family find a way to use this tragedy for some awareness and good is worthy.

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Bill Dalzell 4 years, 2 months ago

I am truly sorry for your loss, but please stop blaming "Understand the consequences of choosing to overlook these important facts" Angie took her car into a mechanic two weeks before the accident and asked if there was anything that needed to be fixed or attended to. Who does this? No one else I know. This is about as responsible of a person I know. I also am pretty sure that both passengers did not want to drive, and Angie volunteered. There were six accidents that day. The roads were bad. It was a tragic accident. It was not her fault.

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