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Jill Appleby's Fundraising Page
In memory of: Our beloved Jill

Donations as of September 15, 2014:

$35,930.36 Raised Offline
$11,795.00 Raised Online
$47,725.36 Total Raised

Jill Appleby's Fundraising Page

Jill Appleby was born in Tacoma on August 14, 1957, and passed away on May 31, 2013 after a relentless three-year battle against Ocular Melanoma. The only daughter of June and Austin Appleby, Jill grew up in Tacoma, attending Delong Elementary, Hunt Junior High, and Wilson High School, from which she graduated in 1975. Jill attended the University of Washington where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta. She graduated in 1979 with a degree in Communications.

Jill then made her home in Gig Harbor, where she raised her family. She was a life-long Husky and long time season ticket holder. Jill loved the outdoors -- skiing, the beach, camping, and golf. She was an avid runner, competing in the 113th Boston Marathon in 2009. Jill spent her last seven years with the love of her life and best friend, Mike Wells. From trips to Hawaii to riding in a hot air balloon, they lived life to its fullest. She loved being with him at their homes in Manhattan Beach, CA and in Bellevue, WA.

Jill was preceded in death by her parents June Shields Appleby and Austin F. Appleby, Jr. She is survived by her daughters Britt and Marci Neufer and sons Jack and John, her partner Mike Wells, brothers Wayne (Lorraine) and Scott (Kat), numerous nieces and nephews, many dear friends, and her beloved dog Raider.

A quote from Jill's memorial sums up her view on life and her passion for living it to the fullest. It can also be found at her park bench in the Bellevue Park next to Bellevue Square. Stop by, read it and spend a few moments with her if you are in the area.

"Some say all good things must come to an end.

My thought....time to move on to new good things."

     Jill Appley 8/14/1957 - 5/31/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Toyota Financial Services In memory of Jill Appleby
Toyota Financial Services In memory of Jill Appleby
Anonymous In loving memory of our precious Jill.
James Dalthorp In memory of Jill
Toyota Financial Services In memory of Jill Appleby
Lynn and Mikal Thomsen
Ed,Karen,Kelley and Krsten Laukes Jill, the Amazing woman who had the most amazing effect on our Mike and Kristen's Sorority sister, always in our thoughts! Xoxo
The Kevin Collins Family May the Lord Jesus Christ grant Jill eternal life in Heaven.
John & Diane Simchuk We miss Jill's beautiful smile, and loving spirit.
John and Anne-Marie
Carl & Elise Wells In Honor of Jill Appleby's Beautiful Example of Living Life to the Fullest for God, Family & Others. Thank YOU for BLESSING ALL of US!!
Norm & Michelle Creveling In memory of Jill
Tom and Karen Rudnai
Forster family Momma Jill we love you so much!
Farnham Family
Bradley and Chantale
Anonymous 3 and celebration of a soul who gave, lived and loved wholeheartedly.
Appoet
Jenna
Anonymous Love you. I miss you. Let's smile together.
Tracy Helin & Christy Kovel
Joan & Birger Nelson What an amazing person Jill was! Her faith, her courage, her talent, her love... were all so special! I know her spirit lives.
Anonymous In lasting memory of a strong, generous and loving person.
Anonymous In honor of Jill Appleby.
laurie & laurence what an honor to know and to have been befriended by this amazing woman of faith hope & love
Julia Wada & Randy Rubin
george borst deborah senior
Debbie Barragan In honor of Jill Appley
Jerry and Janine Skaga Jill lead life to the fullest, our thoughts go out to Mike and the girls.
Anonymous In honor of Jill.
Anonymous Jill was an inspiration in living life to its fullest - she is at peace and my prayers go out to her, the family and Mike.
Ron DeYoung
Lisa Woelfel In loving memory of Jill.
Damon Rose ...on to new good things
Jennie Linthorst Jill was a gift in my life and I am blessed to have known her.
Jennifer Hocking
Joan and Brad Gosser Jill was an amazing woman who shared her faith and expanded ours. Thank you for allowing us to share in your beautiful journey.
Anonymous Jill was an inspiration to all of us and never gave up hope. Rest in peace! JH
Toby To bravest most selfless person I know.
Carl & Elise Wells To Honor Jill for All the Inspiration, Love & Encouragement She Gave Each One of Us! We Miss You & Will Always Be Thankful for You!
Rick and Betsy Ellingson In recognition of our fighter Jill and the man who stood by her side, Mike ~ you both inspire us.
Wendy Thomas That smile, that lovely, beautiful smile.... xoxo Jill
Kirsten Pfenning
Mitchell Anstey
Mike and Carol Scully In Honor of Jill
Toyota LA Region We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. From your Toyota Family at the LA Region.
Anonymous Love you forever to Heaven and back
Amy Wells & Larry Ortega We love you, Jill!
Albert A. Smith, Jr.
Jill Appleby Donated on behalf of Bill and Joan Cassaw for Jill

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$35,930
Raised Online
$11,795
Total Raised
$47,725
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