Jackie Farnsworth was born on Oct 29, 1967 and she passed on August 17, 2022 at the young age of 54. She went home to her brother Mark, generations of Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles on both sides after a very short battle with High Grade Neuroendocrine Carcinoma (a rare cancer) which caused complications with her organs. Although she had no children of her own, as the oldest daughter of a family of twelve children she was very involved in taking care of her younger siblings. In her adult years she was often found helping her nieces and nephews with their homework as Jackie taught them the importance of learning. She wrote and published children’s books and loved to share those with others.
Jackie loved to learn. She graduated from Jefferson City Missouri High School and continued her education at BYU, graduating with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a minor in Business. Most recently she completed a computer coding class in June and was looking forward to putting those skills to use.
She was the first to sign up for any humanitarian service. She was very talented and was amazing at coordinating the service activities and/or teach others new skills. Jackie had so many talents. She was adept at sewing and could make her own patterns. She donated her time and sometimes material to make baby blankets and backpacks for children in need. Jackie loved to knit and crotchet hats, scarves, shawls, and blankets. She also had a keen eye for photography and enjoyed taking photographs of nature and at family events. She loved to travel and would document the places she visited by taking pictures. Jackie was happy to use her talent, especially to help those in need. She was an amazing problem solver. When she saw a need, she figured out a solution and took action to fill the need. Many times without others even being aware.
You would often see her with some kind of device taking notes, especially on Sundays. She had a love of the scriptures and a gift for teaching. She has held many different callings such as: a missionary in the Dallas Fort Worth Texas Mission, Gospel Doctrine Teacher, Relief Society Teacher and presidency member, and most recently teaching the youngest children in Primary called the Sunbeams. She could teach deep doctrine or simple concepts of Christ that even the young could understand. Her greatest desire when teaching was to lead people to Christ so they could gain their own testimony of the Savior and his gospel. She had a great love of the temple and would attend often. Because of her asthma and allergies to scented products she would attend the first session of the day, which was as early as 5:30 am, in hopes that she could avoid an allergic reaction. Many times she would set goals to complete as many people’s temple work as she could.
She loved motivational quotes that were inspirational to her and those around her. She had many of them posted around her house. Things like:
You got this!
Success is not Final; Failure is not Fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. Success comes to those who act.
She is survived by her parents Jack & Ellen Farnsworth, and siblings: Steven & Renae Farnsworth, Donna Farnsworth, Rachel & David Monson, Cheryl Farnsworth, Ester Farnsworth, David Farnsworth, Jared & Karen Farnsworth, Debra & Dave Durling, Lee & Scott Miller, Eve & Darrell Flake, 9 nieces, 11 nephews, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a service on Thursday, August 25th at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building located at 225 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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