Jesi Matthew, 28, of Seattle, Wash. passed away April 4, 2012 at the University of Washington Medical Center after a short illness.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 14, at St. Mary Magdalene Lutheran Church in Savage, Minn.
Jessica Ann harding, the daughter of Patrick and Suzanne Harding was born Sept. 18, 1983 in Chisago City, Minn.
She lived in the Minneapolis area until attending Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. where she met Adam, her husband. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2007 with a degree in environmental studeies.
She married Adam Lee Matthew on June 24, 2007 at Prairie River Camp near Briclyn, Minn. She was employed at the Woodland Park Zoo and the Pacific Science Center, both in Seattle, while Adam attended graduate school at the University of Washington.
She loved nature in all forms; enjoyed hiking, camping, canoeing, hunting with her father, and ice fishing.
Jesi is survived by her husband, Adam; parents Pat and Sue Harding, sisters Cora and Anne all of Savage, Minn., also in-laws Eddy and Darlys Matthew; brother-in-law Paul (Mandy) Matthew; nieces Abby and Haley, all of Storm Lake.
Condolences may be sent to Adam at 5115 24th Avenue NE Apt. 10, Seattle, WA 98105-3257 until June 1st.