Jessica Amber Entz was born on 8/26/1985 to Herb and Aimee in Renton, WA. Jess loved to cry and fuss at night unless she was going for a car ride in the Camaro or Mustang. She spent the first couple years of her life in Abilene, Tx where Herb attended school. In 1987 she put down her short roots in Buckley, WA where she resided until 2004. Jess graduated from White River High School in 2004 where she was actively involved in her community and school. She served on the ASB, was in choir, drama and played soccer and participated in cheer. She was honored to be Homecoming and Prom Queen her senior year. Jess had so many friends and her smile and huge heart lit up the halls of her school and the hearts of her friends.
Upon her graduation, Jess enrolled at Central Washington University and moved to the metropolis of Ellensburg where she immediately immersed herself in student life and campus culture. She was active in RHA and many student clubs on and off campus. She was affectionately known as “Entzy” she was also referred to as “small but mighty” in reference to Mighty Mouse. She could often be seen zipping around in her power chair saying excuse me or oh I’m so sorry when she would bump into something or someone!
Jess graduated in 2010 with her BS in Social Sciences. She returned to Buckley where she resided until she moved to federal way in 2018.
Jess never met a person she didn’t like, although some sure annoyed her, like slow drivers and rude people. She was always looking to help others, even as MS took over her body. She had so many cute sayings like “what the beans” “oh okay” “pephoco” “I’m cool like that” and “too hot in the hot tub”.
She loved her family and cherished her friends. She conquered several MS walks, made speeches to encourage and educate others, and was constantly donating to Ellen and St. Judes.
Jessica was small but mighty and her never give up spirit will live in our hearts and be reflected in how we live our lives.
Jess passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 4, 2020.
It is our hope that we can all learn from her courage and that we can give others compassion and grace just like she did.
Jess leaves behind a large loving family and her dog Bennie. Rest In Peace Tiny Dancer. We love you.
Below is a link that has been set up for donations to National Multiple Sclerosis Society in Jessica's name.
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National M.S. Society NW Chapter
PO Box 4201, Tacoma WA 98008