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Death: Wendy Jepsen

Wendy (Virginia Jean) Jepsen, age 47, died Friday, October 17, 1997 of complications related to the treatment for breast cancer.

Born in Waterbury, Connecticut to Byron and Margaret Hunter, she was predeceased by her brother, James Hunter and sister, Heather Hunt who both died of cancer.Wendy was a school psychologist in Granite School District and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah. She previously studied at Boston University, BYU, and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She was a specialist in the educational and psychological interventions for students with traumatic brain injuries. She previously taught adolescents with physical disabilities and intellectual disabilities, as well as elementary children with behavioral and learning disorders. She delighted in all the students with whom she worked.

Wendy loved nature for its beauty and for the serenity it brought her. She was also enthralled with the science of the universe and of the brain. She dearly loved literature, cinema, opera, the Blues and pictorial art. Her quick wit, sense of humor and deep sensitivity endeared her to all those she knew. The source of her greatest joy and love were her children, Megan, Liz and Andrew Jepsen.

Wendy is survived by Janelle Heck, Lee Jepsen, her three children, her many friends, her parents and her siblings, Shirley Peck , Margaret Fox , Robert Hunter , Sharman Wilson , and Deborah Ramsey (Logan).

The family and friends wish to thank Dr. S. Buys, Dr. K. Difiore, Dr. R. Adams, the entire staff at the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the University of Utah Medical Center and the nurses at the SICU.

A private gathering for friends and family will be held Saturday, October 25, 1997.

Donations can be made in her memory to the Cancer Wellness House, 59 S. 1100 E. Funeral directors, I.P.S. Crematory.

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