Jurek, Rhiannon Lynn

Rhiannon (Renee) Lynn Jurek, 32, resident of Apache Junction, AZ and Whiting, IN went to be with the Lord suddenly on Saturday, June 2, 2012. She was born on March 19th, 1980 in Blue Island, IL, the daughter of Brenda Ervin and Ken Jurek. Rhiannon graduated from Red Mountain High School in 1999. She was a Certified Medical Assistant from Pima Medical Institute in Mesa, AZ, and was currently attending Turning Point Beauty School in Mesa, AZ. She was baptized at Gospel Light Baptist Church of Mesa, AZ and is a current member of Gateway Fellowship Church in Gilbert, AZ.  Renee was a loving and compassionate daughter, wife, and mother who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.  Rhiannon’s compassion and love for others continues on as she was an organ and tissue donor.  She loved the night skies of Arizona and would want us all to remember this quote; “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” She is survived by her loving family; parents Brenda (Deon) Ervin, daughter Savannah Clevenger, former husband and best friend Ray Clevenger, grandmother Thelma Wright, grandparents John and Agnes Jurek, sister Lauren Jurek, aunt and uncle Glenn (Laura) Wright, cousin Jake Wright, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Ken Jurek, grandfather Bob Wright, special grandfather Wilfred Richards, cousins Joshua and Jeremiah Wright. She was cremated and a private service was held at the family home on Friday, June 8. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at her home on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 12pm to 6pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the family.

15 Responses to “Jurek, Rhiannon Lynn”

  1. Monica McCormac says:

    Beautifully written, her corky charisma and out of this world personality will be missed dearly. She has implied those characters into her beautiful daughter Savannah and I am sure she will make Rhiannon very proud. XOXO

  2. OUR ARMS ARE WRAPPED AROUND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOREVER. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED ANYTHING
    LUV-YA-BUNCHES MICHAEL & ISMAEL & FLOSSIE
    EKIM,GIZMO,MAMBA,PRECIOUS,DIA & MARILYN

  3. my heart is with all of you. love jennie

  4. Kristen & Jaret says:

    Death is the hardest part of life not for those who have PASSED but for those who are left behind. they are forced to grasp the concept of leaving this earth to another ATMOSPHERE that we call HEAVEN, but they call home.

  5. Inge & Stu Searing says:

    We were stunned to hear this. Our hearts and prayers are with you, Savannah, and all the loved ones left behind.

  6. Jenny Escobar says:

    Your infectious laugh, beautiful smile, bubbly personality will not be forgotten. Until we meet again Renee!

  7. Jody says:

    I’ve known Rhiannon since she was nine, and I was eight. She was the new kid in school with the loud, obnoxiously infectious laughter coming from two lunch tables over. She was the girl I hung out with almost every day after school in fifth and sixth grade (until I moved out here to Mesa, AZ), especially after volley ball practice. She was the bomb at making grilled cheeses when we were ten and eleven, and I still think her way (the “hillbilly way”) tastes better.

    She was the friend I had over almost every day in 8th grade when she moved here and ate chips and salsa with to the tune of my mom buying the three-pound bag of chips and the gallon of salsa from the warehouse club EVERY WEEK… She taught me how to do my makeup — and what not to do because, as I told her, her dark eye makeup looked “unattractive” (and yeah, I got smacked for that, but she got smacked for stuff, too). She was the girl I knew had the smarts in her brain if she’d learn to use them, that I tutored and helped get through high school — which in turn was a part of what inspired me to be where I am today, in school to become a teacher. She was the one who taught me to drive.

    Where I had the books, she had the streets, and together we were super-smart and did dumb things. We had fights, we had fallouts, but we always picked up right where we left off, like we hadn’t missed a beat. She was a real friend deep down, someone I’ve hated and loved and everything in between that we all go through when we’ve known someone for so long. If I had a regret about our friendship, it was that I didn’t do more for her when tough love didn’t work and that I was at times an enabler when I really should have stood my ground.

    We were sisters in our only child-ness. We were proud of each other, disappointed with each other, sometimes angry at each other’s choices, but most of all we were happy for each other’s accomplishments in life and always supportive.

    I love you, Rhiannon.

  8. Naomi Swei says:

    I was saddened by Rhiannon’s passing. I didn’t know her, just passing each other in the hallways. My heart goes out to the family & friends that will miss her! Love, Naomi Swei Armer

  9. Charmaine Moore says:

    Jurek Family, the loss of such a caring person brings grief to so many hearts. Take comfort in knowing that we can see such wonderful people as Rhiannon again (John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4). Although friends can do only a little to bring comfort, God will soothe your heart and dry your tears (Isaiah 25:8). My condolences.

  10. Cara (Sieracki) says:

    At a true loss of words…..
    I will hold the many memories we’ve made as treasures, while lending a strong shoulder and warm heart to comfort your family.
    Rhiannon Lynn you will me missed…
    ~Cara

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~ Unknown Author”

  11. Carrie Divine says:

    What a beautiful obituary for a beautiful woman. Renee was an awesome friend and niece. I wish she could have seen herself that way. I cry sometime everyday missing you, Renee. I promise you will never be forgotten. you will always be in my heart. I love you.

  12. To our beloved Annie,
    Our hearts are broken but we know we will see you again. Our love and prayers go with you on the wings of an angel. We know how much you loved roses and we will think of you often as we tend to ours.

    “A Rose Once Grew”

    A rose grew where all could see sheltered beside a garden wall. And, as the days passed swiftly by,it spread its branches, straight and tall…

    One day, a beam of light shone through a crevice that had opened wide ~ The rose bent gently toward its warmth then passed beyond to the other side…

    Now, you who deeply feel its loss, be comforted ~ the rose blooms there ~ Its beauty even greater now,
    nurtured by God’s own loving care.

    May you rest in the arms of an angel.

  13. Lisa & Scott Hrabovsky (Merry) says:

    Deepest sympathy to all of you during this difficult time.

    I have great memories of her when we lived down the street together on Birch in Whiting.

    Keep her memories close to your heart.

    Much love,
    Lisa

  14. Regina Sweat says:

    R.I.P. my friend, I remember you being so bubbly, with your best friend my sister kandy Villarreal, we both just heard you passed on, you will never be forgotten, miss you lots, angel girl!!! Our heart are with your family.

  15. m.king says:

    Dear Jurek family, Please know Rhiannon will sleep peacefully.(John 5:28,29)Please find real comfort and hope in our precious bible. Take care

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