Jill Blynn Stone Joslen
(1954 - 2010)

Jill Blynn Stone Joslen

January 20, 1954

April 20, 2010

Guest Book
I so miss you, Jill ...
Donna Corser (Friend)
April 20th, 2018
I never met you but you must have been a great person as I have heard so much about you. Bob I know you miss her and she will always be a part of you. Until you meet again... With love and friendship. Ann
Ann Mast
September 30th, 2016
Greetings from Minnesota,

My name is Holly Ernst...I live a St. Paul, MN and had formed an "online" friendship with Jill as a result of me being one of her customers. I just heard of her passing from a girlfriend of mine who fell in love with my flip flops and went online to try to order some for herself. My friend found out about Jill's passing and told me, and of course my heart absolutely broke when I heard this terrible news. Jill and I "met" when I was Mrs. Minnesota 2006. I was competing in the national Mrs. America pageant in Tucson and spotted a pair of her flip flops in a boutique. I immediately bought them, wore them like crazy, and upon my return home I Googled her to order several more pairs over the past four years. Many of my friends have since ordered them as well after spotting mine.

When I heard she had passed my heart broke. Jill and I never met in person, but we had forged a friendship of sorts via our correspondence through my shoe orders (I'd ordered at least 6+ pairs of flip flops...my mother-in-law Kathryn ordered a few pairs, my sister-in-law Caroline also ordered a pair, and so did one of my best friends--we all LOVED Jill's work!!!). I lost my mother VERY suddenly on August 8th, 2009 (she had a massive stroke--she literally dropped dead and died in my dad's arms). I had mentioned this in an email to Jill. I wanted to share with you what she did in response. Out of the blue, I received a package from Jill containing the book "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" by Robert Bach. Here is what she wrote in the inside:

"Dear Holly,

I hope you love this book as I have--it has brought me comfort in the thought of loved ones that pass on from our sight--just as the seagull soars higher and higher and passes from our sight (but really never leaves us). We may not be able to physically see our loved ones but they never left us. The beautiful qualities that are their true nature and being are with us forever.

Love to you,
Jill (Jaunty Jill)"

I think it is very interesting that Jill wrote that inscription on Sept. 8th, 2009--exactly one month to the day of my mother's death. I will never forget what Jill did...she clearly was a very, very special lady.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this story with you...I have a huge hole in my heart from the absence of my OWN mom (it has been 2.5 years since she died but it feels like it happened yesterday). I am an only child and my mom was EVERYTHING to me--my best friend, the "sister" I never had, you know the gig. So I know how you must be still missing Jill. And I wanted you to know the small but special role she played in MY life--someone she'd never met but took the time to comfort. It tells a lot about Jill's true character.

Cheers to Jill!!!

Holly Ernst
Holly Ernst (friend)
April 26th, 2012
Dear Bob and Carley,we are so sorry about Jill.
we don't talk for a long time but all your family are in our heart. It's 2 am and i think let me look for the Stones. what i first read was about Jill, and then i remember the picture she took with little Sarah riding horse. She is seventeen now,is going to the university next year.We also have ten years old son Peter. He is a so sweet boy. we always think about you and wonder what have you been doing. iam sure we will see you again one day.
God bless all of you and be sure that Jill is doing just fine.
With love,

Mario and Vera from Brasil.
vera cristina Arruda (Friend)
November 25th, 2011
Hello Stone family,

I found this site not long after Jill moved on and shared it with my Mom and as many of the other Tearneys as I could. I struggled at writing something for it, but never really got what I was looking for.
For the last couple of years, I've participated in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event here. As part of my efforts this year, I've been posting blog entries on people I know who have battled cancer. I recently posted one about Jill and thought I should share it here as well.

My cousin Jill ended her long fight with cancer in April of 2010. I will not say cancer ended her life. That would an insult to her loved ones who knew her best, and know that she has simply gone on to explore another level of existence.

I can’t say I knew Jill well. I’m not even sure when was the last time I saw her, except to say that it was many years ago. She is a couple of years younger than I am, and when we were kids, our families would see each other at least every year or two.
I remember her as pretty, vivacious and funny and maybe a little on the quiet side. But then she was from a family of six kids and I was from one of eight. When you get that many together at once, you can be thought of as quiet just because you never can get a word in edgewise.

What I probably remember best about Jill is the time she and her older sister, Tien, tried to give me riding lessons. It was a memorable afternoon. I spent more time in the air between the horse and the ground than I did in the saddle. I think it was Jill who suggested that I might really be better off sticking with baseball. It was good advice.

As the years passed, our families got together less often. Wen we all became adults, we settled in different parts of the country. Jill and most of her family wound up out West. Given her love of horses, that’s probably where she belonged all along.

Jill, from what I’ve heard, was the real horse woman in her family. A memorial website put together by her sister and husband includes a lot of pictures of her on horseback and she looks utterly at home and happy in the saddle.

Exploring that website also helped me get to know my cousin better than I ever had. It came as no surprise to find that she was loved and admired by so many people. I regret that I didn’t get to know her better.

Happy Trails, Jill. I hope your horse has wings, and that they’ve carried you to the stars.
Pat Tearney (Cousin)
June 17th, 2011
Our dear and precious daughter Jill...there will never be anyone else like you. God made you one of a kind. Since the day I first saw you, you took my heart and that is where you will always stay. I remember when you were just a little girl prancing around in the bag of ‘dress-up’ clothes and my high heels and the little tam on your heard...oh how you loved to play dress-up, and I don’t believe that ever stopped. You and I, dear Jill, have spent many, many wonderful hours of spiritual growing together, and I am blessed for these hours, days and months of precious time with you. You brought blessings to everyone you touched and now you will continue to do the same. It became very evident in these last few months that your thought was reaching a new high in your sense of Life, Truth and Love. Oh how many times you would say to me... “Mother, life is all about loving. And then one day you said to me.....LOVE IS!...that’s all there is. Your presence in my life, my darling Jill, was one of the greatest blessings God ever gave to me. I have never known anyone so honest..so pure...so kind...so tender...so ethical..so unselfish..so so so so so LOVING and so FILLED WITH JOY and compassion in all she ever did. I know that you have always belonged to your Father, Mother, God as His/Her child....and I thank God for all that you have taught me about life and how it is to be lived. You are my precious one and your presence will go with me all forever. I know you have so much to do yet in your life you continue to live, and I know you will do it with the same love for goodness that you have always had. I will always be at your side. I love you my sweet daughter, Jill. Your momma.
Carley Stone (Jill's mom)
December 21st, 2010
written a couple of weeks before my sweet, sweet sister transitioned on, where she will continue to express her wonderful qualities, her true "Jaunty Jill-ness"...see the full version with photos at http://scholarstogether.com/?p1634

“Below me on a flat mossy stone in the brook sits a small green frog. What IS a frog? I was fascinated by a scientific article which showed pictures of a frog as seen by a human eye, by a bird’s eye, by a snake’s eye. Each saw a very different creature. Which frog was more real? …The Greeks come to my help again: they have a word for the realness of things, the essence of a frog, of the stone bridge I am sitting on, of my (sister); it is ‘ousia’.” from Summer of the Great Grandmother by Madeleine L’engle

This phrase from the book I am reading is so in line with my thoughts today. What got me thinking in this direction are the recent questions from some of my friends who know I am on my way out of state to visit my SWEET sister. “How is she doing? Is she better? Is she worse? This must be hard on all of you,” etc… and all other well meaning and sincere requests for her well being, and expressions of their deep caring for me. (Thank you again, sweet sister for once again prompting me to ponder what I will think and what I will say.)

Through many eyes it would appear that she has been plunged into quite a serious physical challenge for the past couple of years. It has been tough, REAL tough. Without dragging through the details, there have been many moments of hard work …just to get through the day, to keep one’s thought positive, to “BE” on this earth while one’s physical body would try to say destruction. With just “eyes” it might look like progress or even life, is often fleeting or like a roller coaster…BUT I KNOW and see better EVERY time I have the privilege of being in her presence that there is a different view! Yet every time I am asked, I mentally hem and haw not knowing how to answer without sounding insensitive to their motives for the question, or not addressing what they are asking for, which is usually a physical prognosis. It has been hard to talk about in a practical way, in those moments in which I am asked. Because, for me, “how she is doing” is SO much more than analyzing her physicality, her mobility. I don’t want to put my sister’s progress in that box.

At long last, I am finished with my usual umbrella comments like, “well, it is a tough road, but she is doing her best…or things are moving along, and she is so strong and courageous, or she has had some great days and inspiration, …or other half positive, half something-else answers. My friends’ questions are also reminders to me that I need to establish how I am going to view my sister in my thought…and to also deal with the fears that would try to lodge themselves in me regarding her well-being.

What I REALLY think and feel inside when someone asks me how she is doing is this: She is more HER than I have ever seen! She looks forward bravely. She is more grateful than ever, and FULL of life! She prays each day to discover more of who she is and see the true Source of energy and comfort — where they come from and how they relate to her, …in the same way that the sun’s rays reflect all the power and quality of the Sun. She exemplifies more than courage…she is persistent, consistent, and resistant to images and thoughts that would drag her down. She knows how to walk “through” and not wallow in what is unpleasant and painful. She knows how and when to ask for help! She embodies amazing strength to focus, one step at a time, on each thought that comes her way.

I know that she asks herself great questions such as “Where will this thought lead me? How can I express love and creativity today?” She is often overwhelmed by the over-the-top bushels of kindness expressed to her. She KNOWS what love means! She will not be discouraged! She knows that this isn’t a fight, but instead a yielding to LET her essence come forth… let the Sustaining Infinite sustain, preserve and maintain her.” THIS is my sister! She is NOT defined by her physical body. She has shown that to herself and ALL of us. She IS a deep-seeded knowing, an understanding, and a desire to BE conscious of life… expressed gracefully and vibrantly EVERY day.

Of course I long each day for her to move about with greater physical ease, to be able to rest in comfort, to glide through fields bareback on her horses, …BUT, then I realize I am mucking in a one-sided view of flexibility and progress.

I really see the LIGHT in her …and know that she feels it, too. She has indescribable, tender moments of feeling immersed in Love, an outpouring of it…that banishes ALL past mistakes or false estimates of oneself . She SHINES …with generosity, thoughtfulness, intuition and TRUE beauty. She is lovely, strong like a rock, gorgeous through and through, SO wise and trusting. She is Love itself!

She is Spring in FULL bloom… having all the capacity for regeneration and color as the crocuses that, despite what seems to be physically possible, burrowed through the frozen soil and snow weeks ago in our neighborhood — though no one saw them preparing and growing, doing what they do, far below the surface. THAT’s how she is doing! She is my new symbol of Springtime …with all the vibrancy, expectancy and resilience of the lilies and the strong oak. I will continue to see WHO she is, remind myself of that… and not be afraid to share the “view.”

How do we think of ourselves and each other EVERY day…during the times of struggles but also in our normal interactions and thoughts of each other? Are we staying with ousia, the essence? This is my question to myself as I work with students as “coach” and instructor, as I discern how to view and interact with my own husband, daughters, grandchildren, family, friends and those whom I haven’t met in this world. We are NOT our bodies, our limitations, our struggles…we are SO much more!
Tien Stone Langlois (Jill's sister)
December 21st, 2010
Stone Family...
I'm truly sorry to just hear about Jill's passing. I always loved her spirit for life and the outdoors. I had some special times with Jill and the rest of your family at Platte Lake and all the MSU games. I always enjoyed the time spent with your family. Your family was one of a kind and I hope everyone is doing well. I would love to hear from anyone. My prayers and thoughts will always be there for you during this difficult time. I will search for some old pictures and send them along. God Bless!

Mike Parkhurst
Mike Parkhurst (Friend)
December 9th, 2010
Oh wow, I too just stumbled upon this site. My heart goes out to Jill's family and friends! She was one of the most bubbly, joyous, positive, loving persons I think I've known. So sorry that she lost her fight. But, in pain no more in the loving arms of her Heavenly Father!
Diane Brown (friend)
November 24th, 2010
Dear Carley and Bob,
I am so so sorry to learn of Jill's passing. Please know my heart and my prayers are with you always.
Priscilla Goslin (family friend)
October 7th, 2010
I am so glad that I knew Jill from Leisure Lake days when she was in high school. She was a spark of joy and energy. The world is less without her and heaven is richer. My sympathy to her wonderful family.
John Koczman (Old Friend)
September 25th, 2010
Dear Bob and Jill's Family,

We just found this website and want to add our condolences. We were grieved to hear of Jill's passing and even though we had only met her once we were captivated by her joyous spirit. We knew our dear nephew, Bob, loved her deeply and they had happy times together. Bob, we love you and will continue to pray for strength and comfort for you. Come see us.
Keith & Jewell Joslen (Uncle & Aunt of Bob)
September 9th, 2010
Dear Bob J, Bob, Carly and the Stones,

Ben and I heard about Jill passing just hours ago. Our hearts hurt so for all of you. Jill would not want us to wallow in grief but rejoice in memories of time spent with her. I remember when Jill was just starting her business and we had such fun picking out the shoes, stones and the design together. Everytime I put on my shoes I think of Jill and the fun we had. As everyone else has expressed, God broke the mold when he created Jill - she was truly a one-of-a-kind blessing.

Love, Ben and Bunny, Hilton Head Island, SC
Ben and Bunny Wardlaw (Friends)
August 29th, 2010
To Jill Stone Joslen's family,
I heard the news of Jill's passing. She was a childhood friend of my sister Patty. I am so sorry for your loss and remember Jill fondly. She was a beautiful girl and looks like she became a beautiful woman. Please know that she joins Patty in heaven. They are together again. God love you all!!
Barb Vaughn Wenzel
Barb Vaughn Wenzel (Friend)
July 8th, 2010
I don't quite know what made me search the web for Jill Blynn Stone today, but I'm both sad and glad that I did - I had not heard the news about Jill's passing. Jill and I were friends, and fellow percussion section members in marching band, back in her 'early cowgirl' and 'occasional hay bale tunnel builder' days in Flushing. It must be nearly four decades since I last saw or spoke with Jill. I do remember Jill's great sense of humor and her joyousness, so it's wonderful to read that those qualities stayed with her through life. To the Stone and Joslen families - I hope you still share the faith and love that kept Jill so strong. Randall Shinn
Randall Shinn (friend)
July 5th, 2010
To Bob J. Bob, Carley and the Stone family: I am truly sorry to hear about your loss! Jill was a fantastic woman and had a glowing light she took with her everywhere she went. She also guided me to be more involved with my horses. Jill gave me great advice that I will always carry with me! She was truly one of a kind and I will always keep her close to my heart and her family in my prayers!
Sarah Calvin (Employee and Friend)
June 27th, 2010
Dear Jill's family,

I miss her so much, she was one of the best person I knew.
I spent a little time with her, but it was enough to admire and to love Jill.
She was kind, generous, she was all the time happy and when she was, everything changed, because she was a light of love and joyfull!
Sorry, for don't express better, my English is not so good, but want to say that I miss so much her, and I know that God takes care her very well now.

Viviane Cecato (Friend)
June 22nd, 2010
Dear Jill's family,
We are so truly sorry for your loss. We never met Jill in person but I had the pleasure of speaking with her on several occassions as we ordered several pairs of her beautiful sandals for myself, my mom, and my grandmother. As many have said, we get compliments on them everywhere we go and had just referred someone to her when we got the reply email and were shocked. We never knew that she was ill, she was truly a strong woman who must have fought until the very end. My mom was just saying that she must have made our last pairs of sandals not long before her death. Her work sparkles brightly as I know that she did. She will be missed, but she will live on shining through her gorgeous sandals.
Our prayers are with you now during this very difficult time.
Mimi Tenace
Mimi Tenace (client)
June 19th, 2010
Hi Robert,
I was so sorry to find this website and hear of Jill's passing. I just wanted you to know how very sorry I am. Jill was a truly unique person, so sweet and kind, and I know how much you and she loved one another and how much you must miss her. I enjoyed the times I sat for her beloved kitty and loved the funny notes she always left me. The world will be a sadder place without her. I'm sorry to be so late in writing but I just found out.
Niki Simonson (Jills pet sitter)
June 16th, 2010
I am very grateful to have met Jill on our retreat to Colorado. I remember vividly her wit, humor and beauty (especially her humor!). I will forever cherish our prep for dinner, horseback riding, hummingbirds, and enjoying the view of the mountains. These are the things that make me happy while thinking of Jill! Im lucky and thankful to have spent time with her.
Kelly Ford (coworker w/ Jill's sister)
June 11th, 2010
Dear Bob J, Bob and Carley, I look at the sky, see the brilliant stars and picture Jill's star shining brightly on us. Jill was bright shining treasure, a dear friend and a genuine blessing to me. So many special thoughts, all filled with joy and love. I especially remember the aerobics classes when she would talk about Westcliff and then play western music for her routine. Jill's classes were the greatest fun. I will forever remember with gratitude for the evening I spent with Jill and the family with great hope to spend more time with her in Colorado. And, of course, nothing more joyful that wearing her flip flops and receiving the admiring compliments. Jill's star in the night sky glows in rememberance of one of the finest people I have ever known. With love and blessings for you and her family.
Patricia Carson (Friend)
June 1st, 2010
To Jill's Family - I just wanted you to know how sorry I was to hear of Jill's passing. Though I have never had the pleasure of meeting or knowing Jill, I have had the priviledge of owning 4 or 5 of her beautiful flip flop creations. When I wear them I get compliments on them wherever I go. They have just become more precious to me than ever with her passing. As her family, I'm sure you are well aware of what beautiful work Jill did, but I wanted you to know how much I appreciated her creativity and always felt respected and honored to be one of her customers. Thank you for sharing her with us.
Candi Fetch (Customer)
May 28th, 2010
Dearest Robert & Family and all of the Stone Family,

It has taken many weeks for me to accept that I won't be seeing or speaking to your absolutely over-the-top, wonderful Jill. Over the past 5 years I have usually had a little conversation with Jill every few weeks. I so miss that! It was business oriented at the start and always included special conversation regarding our families. After a short time we connected so well, I truly considered her my dear friend. I know she is in a better place, however I feel her loss every single day as I'm sure you do. She touched my heart deeply and I was always inspired by her gentle, caring and infinitely positive personality. She was a treasure to me from the moment I met her beautiful, smiling face in person and I will always treasure her delightful memory!

She so reminds me of the beautiful phrase - Some people come into our lives and go, others leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same ... Thank you sweet,sweet Jilly for those lovely sparkling footprints! Forever love, jana
Jana Jorgenson (Friend/Bus. Associate)
May 26th, 2010
I really don't know where to begin. My only memories of Jill is when she opened her home to some friends and I on one of the best experiences I have had in my 24 years of life. Jill's kindness towards me was truly unforgetable 3 summers ago in Colorado. I can remember horse riding in the mountains together.....I remember us cooking together....I remember us sharing great great memories with family and friends. Just to think I was only able to witness her love and sweet spirit for less than 24 hours. I can only imagine how she touched the lives of those she was close to in her many years on this earth.

Thank you for your time here and all the love you have blessed me and those I love with on your journey. You are truly appreciated and loved greatly.

Love Vence
Vencent Kirkwood (friend)
May 24th, 2010
To Bob J. Bob & Carley Stone and other family members. Jill was such a special person, her beauty was so deep and inspiring. I once told her I thought she and my wife were the most beautiful women in Custer County, CO. My wife and I will celebrate our 46th anniversary in June and I only wish Jill and Bob had that many years together. I love and admire them both. God Bless all your family.

Don Bishop
Don Bishop (friend and admirer)
May 21st, 2010
I will think of her every time I wear my flip flops. She was so creative and talented.

ann davis (customer)
May 21st, 2010
The Take-Away...To know Jill is to say you knew laughter, smiles and love. Love for all those that came in contact with such a beautiful and loving soul. If you ever saw her face when she was on a horse you know what I mean. Jill was kind and happy to see all of those she came in contact with. Eager to make a friend and ready to make you laugh. She cared for others, she brightened up the room with her huge smile and keen sense of humor and oh that infectious laugh. She was energetic and quietly beautiful all in one breath. Jill taught us all to live more, laugh more, open up our hearts and love more. She left me thinking about leaving your legacy of kindness, giving, thoughtfulness and enjoy life to the fullest along the way. That is my take-away from sister Jill. A beautiful soul that is now watching us all from heaven...a beautiful spirit that will never leave us... an innocent angel that is with her sister on the other side...what a wonderful day it will be when we are all reunited in light and laughter. I think of Jill and smile and say thank you for sharing your sisterhood.
Love you Jill.
Heather Stone (sister)
Heather Stone (Sister)
May 20th, 2010
Blessings and God's strength and grace to you all. Jill is truly a living memory!
Peggy Gillum (Friend)
May 18th, 2010
I have ordered many pairs of Jill's creations.The beauty of Jill's creations match her! I never ordered from pay pal because I wanted to hear her voice. It was nice to have put a face with the soft wonderful voice that I always received on the other end of the phone and pleasant e-mails. A friend of mine called me at work and said I have some sad news and when she told me I couldn't believe it. I had spoke with Jill a couple times by phone and e-mail and she mentioned that she was having health issues but never disclaimed that she had cancer.I rec'd a couple e-mails when she was in the hospital. Her customer service was fabulous! I purchase a pair of flip flops and wore them when I went to have a pedicure. The nail tech dropped and spilled an entire bottle of red polish on them. I screeched and said you just ruined my million dollar shoes. I called Jill to see if she could repair them. She repaired them and shipped them back to me at NO COST!! I couldn't believe it. That is why I didn't mind paying the price I did for her flip flops. She spoke highly of her team and her a family. She told me once that she was close to her family and you were all self employed and very creative.You could tell she was proud! Thank you for sharing a part of her life. God Bless you all. Teresa
Teresa Leininger (Customer)
May 16th, 2010
Bob and i would like to express our gratitude for all of you who have put a message on this memorial for Jill.It is clear that you have caught a sense of the joy, purity and gentleness of our daughter Jill..and we thank you for your love in expressing it here. She has lifted the lives of all us to a higher and brighter sense of being and we will treasure her continuing presence with us each moment of our days. Thank you all again for your expressions of love.....with love, Bob and Carley (mom and dad)
carley and bob stone (mother and father of Jill)
May 11th, 2010
Dearest Bob, Carley, Bob and all of Jill’s family,

What a blessing it has been to know and love Jill, to have felt the light of her luminescent, loving and playful spirit, and experienced the depth of her kindness, interest in and caring for others. I am especially grateful for her love of my brother, “Robert”, the joy she brought to his life and the many ways that she helped him to grow and refine his spirit simply by being the uniquely strong, spiritual, beautiful, intelligent and loving person that she was.

I know that the light and love of Jill’s spirit will forever shine brightly in your hearts and memories.

Blessings and love,
Lisa Joslen (Sister in-law)
May 10th, 2010

It was a pleasure to have known her and it's tough to even imagine she is gone. But she is in a better place. All my families prayers and thoughts are with you. If you need anything please don't hesitate to call! Love you lots!!!!
Cheri Lind (Friend)
May 9th, 2010
Bob and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I loved and cared for Jill very much, she was something else. very sweet, kind, loving and strong woman. I will never forget her smile and charisma she definitely knew how to treat people, I learned a lot from her always smiling and going strong. Even though she is no longer with us she lives in our hearts.
Blanca, citlally
Blanca Hernandez (friend)
May 8th, 2010

I find myself visiting this website again and again as a source of comfort and connection to Jill. When sadness overwhelms me, I picture her looking down with raised eyebrows and gorgeous smile, saying, "Now stop that."

Maya Angelou writes, "A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again."

These beautiful tributes certainly tell a story of Jill's great soul.
Donna Corser (Friend)
May 2nd, 2010
We are so sorry to hear of Jill's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jeff, Debbie, Travis, & Brittany Bourdon (Friend)
May 2nd, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. From what you have shared with me about Jill it is a great loss. I'm sure you will always think of her and smile.

Take care and God Bless.
Kathy Dykton (Friend of Bob)
April 30th, 2010
I was so saddened to hear of Jill's passing although I know she is just on her next journey. I remember times we all spent together as children at our grandmas and the family reunions. We connected at the ranch a few years ago and got reacquainted. She definitely was a person of great joy and had a smile that lit her face. It is obvious she has been an inspiration to everyone who knew her, and what more can one ask from life than to have been loved by many and to have known the love of God.
Kit Tyler (Cousin)
April 30th, 2010
BJ, Bob, Carley and family, It has taken me a few days of reflection to be able to share my heart regarding Jill. I smile when I think of her. It was clear, when in Jill's presence, she was a very special lady. Her kindness echoed. Her smile was not only contagious, it came from the inside outward. She was genuine.... Unique, Kind, Warm, Considerate, Loving, Fun, Wise, Talented & I experienced seeing her in action being the most loving daughter parents could ever have.
I recall re-doing her "bunkhouse" in Westcliffe and how delighted she was with the tiniest of detail. She was never too busy to encourage my daughter, Sarah. Or offer her guidance, a chance to ride or work.
Jill is/was a miracle in all of our lives.
The impression she leaves us with is hope for man kind, a chance to reflect and own the fact that Loving one another is the answer in a world that seems to be falling apart. That even in what seems to be the darkest hour at times we can press on...Love will find the way!
When I think of Jill, I know God is/was with her.
Also, I am thankful BJ and Jill had the past few years together. What a beautiful couple!

Kindly and with warm thoughts,
Ruth Calvin {Boothe} (family & personal friend)
April 29th, 2010
Bob, I am so sorry for Jill's passing. Although I never met her, I can tell she truely is a wonderful person from what I have read on this web site. Your are in my thoughts and prayers.

Harry Shisler
Harry Shisler (Client)
April 28th, 2010
This is a poem written by Jill about 4 months ago as she sat out on her swing in the very early morning hours of the day.

As I Know God, I Know Me

What and who am I really? I asked myself one day.
"Oh that you would know how I see you." Is what I heard God say.

He said, "I will show you the seven synonyms to explore the idea of you.
You have always been one with Me, so these truths belong to you too.

You reflect the strength of SPIRIT, The true substance of your being.
Flawless, complete, everlasting and constant, boundless freedom for your seeing.

The all-knowing MIND is in constant control, supplying inspiration and intelligence your way,
Guiding you with all right ideas, to meet your every need, every day.

Irresistible LOVE, your ever present care, so patient, so kind and tender.
Lifting you up and carrying you forward, enveloped in all that Good does render.

LIFE eternal, infinite and yours, with no sense of time in which to believe.
Forever in perfect balance and harmony, your spritual existence is what you conceive.

Vibrancy, beauty, joy and grace are yours as the expression SOUL .
Always renewing the tones of your heart, in perfect rhythm and complete control.

The TRUTH is what we all can know, steadfastness and purity you can see,
Through spiritual sense, clarity is yours, and this knowing will set you free.

There is only God's governing law in place. It is PRINCIPLE and provable fact.
Upholding integrity, completeness and perfection for all, unwavering and forever intact.

O thank you dear Father, Mother, God, for opening my eyes to see.
Your constant love for me is now understood.
YOU are my life and i know I am free!
carley stone (mother)
April 27th, 2010
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Jill's family and friends. We were unaware of Jill's illness even as we often dropped by her home this last year to pick up the beautiful work she had done for us. We will wear her "bling" with much fondness as we think of her sweetness and talent.
Vickie, Brynn & Gaby (Business friends)
April 27th, 2010
I had the honor of helping with Jill’s nursing care from time to time during the past two years. I immediately felt a bond with her. She had something special that I do not see every day. I admire the strong faith she had in God and His ability to heal her. Jill always had a positive attitude and never felt sorry for herself. She never complained about anything. I often saw Jill late in the day when it is not so busy, so I was able to spend a lot of individual time just talking with her. I have learned so much over the years from all of my patients, but once in a while someone like Jill comes along and changes your life in a profound way. I have a different outlook on my own prayer life. I will miss her dearly and can only imagine what her family must be experiencing. I pray that God gives you all comfort during this difficult time. Vicki Aime'
Vicki Aime' (nurse)
April 27th, 2010
Bob & Bill were college roommates in College @Flagstaff, AZ.
We have been some pretty good times and bad times with both of our families together.
Jill came into our lifes while they were courting and marriage.
With the distances between Arizona and Colo. there's one thing that never changed, the love they both had for each other and everyone around them.
Bill & I have been to Bob's ranch alot in the past and will continue to do so.
We have always made it a point at one time or another to feed Bob, laugh and cry with him or just listen.Jill would always say I was spoiling him.
I have had my hands full with both Bob and Bill when they are together, but never complained. At times I would shake my head at both of them, but then again Jill would just shake her head and say--"Oh Robert-----"And walk away.
We have been keeping Miss Mollie & Miss Abbey here at the house with us, while Bob has been back and forth these past 3-4 years, to save them money instead of boarding both dogs.

Rest assure Jill, we will keep going to the ranch, keeping an eye on Bob, the horses, girls and family. Now again shall spoil them all.

Jill's an angel of God and we thank the dear Lord she has been and always will be a part of our lifes.
Bill & Judy Gibson (Friends)
April 27th, 2010
Although we did not know Jill personally, the joy and love that she had for life truly shows through all of the kind words shared. She really touched so many lives in such a positive way, and this is reflected through all of the family members that we do know. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time. Love, Dave and Carolyn Disque
Dave and Carolyn Disque ((family friends))
April 27th, 2010
Jill had been on my mind quite a bit lately. She was such a wonderful,talented,and helpful person, always willing to go the extra mile. She will be greatly missed, you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet Bauer (Friend/Business)
April 27th, 2010
So Jill...I sent you an email on the 17th, 3 days before your passing. Bob said he was pretty sure you read it, but I thought I'd send it again...just in case.

Good Morning Dear Sister,
When I got up at 5:00 this morning, all I could think about was you. And I was wondering, did you know...
-While going through your trials and challenges you are being a wonderful "light" for the rest of us?
-Your courage and fortitude inspires us to have hope in all situations?
-Your gentleness and kindness urge us to treat everyone we meet the same way?
-Your integrity in your dealings with people and in your business encourage us to sweep out any hidden secrets in those "dark closets" of our lives?
-Your steadfastness propels us forward to meet and ENDURE all of those bumps in the road that God provides for us in order to develop our character?
-Your beauty and grace help us to go down our own roads with a smile on our faces and a song in our hearts?
Your intelligence urges us to act on our principles rather than on our emotions causing us to think about consequences?
I love you this morning even more...and still see us riding through the pastures into the woods on your horses...whom I have come to love so much and am reminded every second I am with them because of the sharing and caring nature of their owner.
Get some good rest today, Jill. Dottie Rae

As I look back on this email to Jill, I can see the urging of our Lord that morning...to simply tell Jill how much she meant to me and that she may not be around to tell her in person. I am so thankful and hope she was able to read it.
So to honor Jill, let's always tell everyone how much they mean to us and that they are all important in God's eyes...every day!
I miss our emails together...and my daughter and I have been so blessed to be a small part of Jill's life.
Dottie Rae...horsie caretaker and friend.....
Dottie Rae Falldorf (Friend)
April 26th, 2010
B.J., Carley, Bob, and family,
We knew Jill as a friend who's smile and welcoming words always brightened your day. She leaves this world a little poorer but brighter for anyone and everyone whose life she touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dick and Audrey
Dick and Audrey Stermer (friend)
April 26th, 2010
Although I did not know Jill real well I know how much Bob loved and adored her. Knowing that assures me that Jill was Someone Very Very Special. Our thoughts and Prayers will continue for you, Bob, and Jill's entire family.
Ron and Felicia Trujillo
Ron Trujillo (Friend)
April 25th, 2010
My Special Friend Jill, shining star that will shine in my heart always.Incredible, so wise, so loving, funny, very positive and so down to earth. I am the person I am today because I learned soo much from you. You touched my life in so many ways. Your spirit will be with me always.
Anita Cosenza (A friend for 35 yrs.)
April 25th, 2010
My Aunt Jill will always be in my memory and my heart. She was the aunt I always wanted to be when I was growing up. I have shared so many wonderful times with her ...and that is what I am trying to think about as I write this. It has been hard for me to do this.. but in doing so I am finding a sense of calm. Her memory will always live on through her work and through all the joy and love she’s showed to so many throughout the years. I love you Jill.. and I am sure that where ever you are, others are already grateful for your sweet spirit that sparkles like your lovely shoes !!
Zoe Stone (Jill's niece)
April 25th, 2010
I knew Jill through Bob's love and passion for his sweetheart. Jill had overwhelming exuberance for life especially the outdoors and she showed so much compassion for others and her environment. She had steadfast faith and great strength throughout her life. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with love ones.

Trent Watson (Friend)
April 25th, 2010
Bob, Knowing you and your family in the special way I do and knowing the joy and happieness you both enjoyed together, it can be difficult to know the right words to say. Just remember to Thank God for the time He gave you together and remember when you think of her, you will be with her again one day! Extending all my Love, Spiritual Support and Prayers, Lee
Lee Miller (Friend)
April 25th, 2010
We are sorry for your loss, Bob. Appreciate the time you were able to share with Jill. In the future, we're sure your appreciation of what you see and what you experience will be enhanced by seeing and experiencing not only through yourself but also through the perspective that Jill brought to your life. Be well.

Richard and Gwen
Richard & Gwen (Friends)
April 24th, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with your family through this time.
I was very blessed to have met Jill.
She will shine for a life time...just like her crystals.
Sherri Buiel (Friend/Business)
April 24th, 2010
Dear Bob,

I just took a quick tour of the pictures of you and of Jill posted on this memorial site. Though I never had met Jill in person, I feel as though I had through your wonderful descriptions of her in our conversations.

Caroline and I are truly sorry for your loss, Bob. Surely she shines a kind and comforting light down through the clouds in the valley as she watches over you in a loving way...

Alec and Caroline
Alec Harper (through Bob Joslen)
April 24th, 2010
I had the opportunity to know Jill Stone in the days when she worked at General Motors in Broadview, IL.(1980's) She always seemed to have a smile and was very nice to work with. I am very saddened to hear of her passing. I never realized she and I were the same age, both of us born in 1954. Condolences to her family.
Len Kaucky (former GM co-worker)
April 24th, 2010
I am so sorry about your loss.My favorite memory was watching Jill ride those two wild horses Princess and that Pinto.My thoughts and prayers are with you! Mike
Michael Fischer (Friend)
April 24th, 2010
I feel very lucky to have meet Jill. Jill touched my life in so many ways as we helped her probably through the most difficult time in her life! She always had an amazing sparkle in her eyes and the most uplifting attitude that brought our whole department joy. Even when you knew she was not feeling up to par she still held strong and positive. She had a way to make your day better, I enjoyed her company tremendously and will miss her deeply! My heart goes out to her family who I know loved her very much. Over this journey I was fortunate to have met many of you and know how close you all were and I know she will always be in your hearts as she will in mine. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Stacey (ultrasound SHC)
Stacey Jobe (Healthcare Provider)
April 24th, 2010
My heartfelt condolences go out to the whole Stone family. Your family has experienced tremendous loss these last few years and Jill was such a shining star that will always shine in the hearts of any one who knew her. I am at a loss of words that could express my deepest sympathy except to say that my thoughts, love and prayers go out to you and your whole family.
Anna Smith (Quarress) (family friend)
April 23rd, 2010
I just went to send Jill an order via email and I am shocked and deeply saddend to hear of her passing. Although we had never meet I felt as if i had known her through the three years of phone orders and emails. My heart goes out to her friends and family. I have a family member battling cancer right now and my heart just goes out to all who knew her.
Orchid Salon
Maui HI
Chelsey Peter (Business Client)
April 23rd, 2010
Sweet, sweet Jill ... I can't imagine the world without you, but am comforted to know your spirit will live in our hearts always. You have been an incredible friend, a kind soul, so wise, so loving, so funny, so real. You have taught me so much through your faith, strength and courage and we all continue to learn through you. You will be forever loved, remembered and missed.
Donna Corser Corser (Friend of 35 years)
April 23rd, 2010
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Jill's passing. I had met her just briefly but am a friend of Bob Joslen's and just know how difficult this must be on him and their family, as I lost my mother to cancer several years ago. You all are in my prayers.
Kathy Matthews
April 23rd, 2010

I continue to admire your strength and courage in this time of tremendous loss. The love shared between you and Jill is what life is all about. You will remain in my family's thoughts and prayers. I will be here for you.

Your old friend,
Stan Feffer (Old Friend)
April 23rd, 2010
Bob & Carley Stone and Bob Joslen

I hardly know what to say. I'm so glad that I got see all of yall the last time you were in Westcliffe. Jill looked so beautiful and was so brave. I couldn't let her see me cry but I did as I had lost another dear friend to ovarian cancer right after I moved here. As a whole family yall have always been so dear and so charming to me. I remember each time I've seen you and how I used to ride by your barn all the time. I know Jill is with the Lord now and I admire all of your faith. Still it makes me sad to think of such a beautiful flower gone from this world. I just can't imagine your loss. And, I especially think of Bob as their marriage was so wonderful yet so short. My prayers are with you. Love, Margaret
Margaret Lewis (friend)
April 23rd, 2010
Stone Family:
Having known for a short time a few members of the Stone Family, we can only imagine the wonderful qualities that Jill portrayed as an individual and passed onto others. One continues to question why such a beautiful person is taken ahead of her time leaving us with memories that live on forever.
Our sincere thoughts and prayers reach out to each of you during this time of sadness.
Dale, Roxanne, Britani,and Chad Selzler
Dale Selzler (Friend)
April 23rd, 2010
Dear Jennie and Family, I am so glad that I was able to meet Jill when we made Rachel's special "RayRay the MD" shoes. I told you when we first talked, I thought I was talking to you - you both sounded so much alike. Jill understood how important and special these shoes were and what they symbolized for Rachel. Her sensitivity and playfulness made them a treasured keepsake. Rachel is wearing them this week in honor of Jill and I will treasure the experience of their creation. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Alice
Alice Gordezky (Friend)
April 23rd, 2010
To the Stone Family:

How does one even begin to say how sorry I am for your loss. Although it has been many many years since we have all been together, all of my fondest childhood memories has one Stone or another in it. From all the sleep outs to all of the "Spook" houses we used to have in the barn.

Your family has always held a very special place in my heart. No matter how far apart our lives have taken us, I will always cherish the memories that I hold.

Know that each one of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Connie Johnson (Reno) (Childhood Neighbor & Frie)
April 23rd, 2010
You all have been family/friends from the first time we met at your place in Flint. I have been able to stay in touch via my Mom, Dad, and Debbie. Your family remains an inspiration, and my prayers and thoughts are with you. Tim
Tim Offenhauser (Family friend)
April 23rd, 2010
Nine years ago today on the 24th of April 2001 my life changed forever. This was the day the Lord put Jill and I together for the very first time. For this I will remain forever grateful.
While getting to know Jill, it didn’t take very long to realize what a loving, positive and quality person she was. She possessed an overwhelming exuberance for life and showed so much care and compassion for others. Her qualities soon captured my heart and I have been deeply in love with her ever since. We shared a closeness I have never experienced before. I will forever hold close the fond memories of our time together riding horses and hiking in the mountains in Colorado and Arizona. Holding hands and hugging as we strolled along the beach in Florida, California, Mexico and Hawaii and many other beautiful moments and fond memories we shared will always be with me.
Our life together was one of deep admiration and love for each other. The challenges we did face brought us even closer together.
With the recent passing of my dear wife Jill, I have many incredibly wonderful feelings about her and the time we shared together. For those of you who were fortunate enough to know her, Jill exemplified tremendous courage and strength during her time of challenge and throughout her life. Her steadfast faith and focus relating to the spiritual principals of Christian Science were unwavering. She was “a perfect reflection of God’s Love” to me and all who she touched. And now my lovely bride has made the spiritual transition to be with our all powerful and loving Mother, Father God. I am so grateful for God’s promise to all of us and am at peace knowing that she is completely embraced by his comfort and love.
Jills love and support for me, my family and friends touches me daily. I recognize how fortunate I have been to have her by my side. I will hold her preciously close in my heart as my journey leads me to a closer relationship to our Lord and his promise to a spiritual and eternal Life.
My darling Jill, I will love you and hold you in my heart forever and smile at each thought of you as I gently wipe away the joyous tears remembering the wonderful life we shared together.
Your loving and adoring husband forever,
Robert Andrew
Robert Joslen (Jill's Husband)
April 23rd, 2010
Dear Jennie and Family,

What great pictures of you and Jill. Jennie, Jill could have been your twin, you look so much alike. It seems like she had a full life and she was certainly was so dearly loved by you that she must have passed peacefully.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Deidre Collins (Friend)
April 23rd, 2010
Stone Family,

I wanted to write to share with you how sorry I am for your loss. There are never the right words to express how deeply sad I am that you have to endure your loss.

Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

Earle B. Higgins, Sr. & Family
Earle Higgins, Sr. (Family Friend)
April 23rd, 2010
Dear Family of Precious Jill,
I would not be the person that I am without the 20 year influence, love, and friendship of my dearest friend Jill. My heart is flooded with wonderful memories with her; of Brazil, riding horses in the gilded sunlight as if we four girlfriends were children again; laughing, singing, playing and sharing secrets!
Jill was the glue and the model for relationships. She exuded charm, warmth, humor, intelligence and inner beauty like no other. Our trips to the Colorado ranch were full of Stone Family memories as well. Bob, Carley, horses, barbeques, buggy rides, nights around the campfires!! What precious times!! Jill was the embodiment of joy, peace and courage. I am blessed to call her my best friend.
I LOVE YOU Jill!!!
Linda Carley Nielsen
Linda Nielsen (Dear Friend)
April 22nd, 2010
We loved Jill. After all these years, we still remember her sunny smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Jill's family and friends. She touched all of us. With Love, Bob and Eileen
Bob and Eileen Offenhauser (Family friend)
April 22nd, 2010
Jill decided to go to the light, It was her decision and we must honor it with love. Many hugs Anne
Anne Relph (dear family friend)
April 22nd, 2010
Oh my dear Carley & Bob--
It was very sad to get the news of Jill's passing. I'm not sure that there's anything I can say to help in this time, but Jill was one of the strongest people I've ever met and I'm sure the time that you two have had with her has been a beautiful gift. Times of challenge are also times of growth and I'm sure you were a tremendous support for Jill on her journey. My heart goes out to you and your family and especially to B.J. I know he wanted more time with your wonderful daughter. I hope he can cherish the time that he did have....
I only hope that we will see you soon as a hug seems to be what we all could use right now!
Just know that we are thinking of you....
Much Love-
Peg & David
Peg and David (family friends)
April 22nd, 2010
Dear Tien and family,
I was practically a stranger when I contacted Tien for help. But she lovingly and patiently listened to me and offered spiritual support. I would like to now extend my appreciation for such kindness and share my admiration for the bonds of love and joy that unite you all especially at this time. My thought and prayers are with all of you.
Valerie Flynn (A friend from SJC church)
April 22nd, 2010
"Freedom" is the color I choose to paint Jill in my mind. You see, one of the first times I ever experienced Jill's presence, was when I spotted her from my cabin window in Westcliffe, CO. Jill was galloping along Grape Creek on a lovely Brazilian horse. Her hair was flying in the breeze; the horse's mane and tail were flying in the breeze; and a dog was running along side her. Who is that young girl riding bareback I wondered? It was only later, when her father, Bob, came riding into view, that I realized it was Jill out in front, freely galloping along Grape Creek. And now, Jill has once again, galloped out in front of us, into a new freedom.
My deep love is with you Carley, Bob and all the Stone family
Marti Minogue (family friend)
April 22nd, 2010
When I learned that Jill was struggling with cancer, I was in tears over how to best support her. I knew I needed to be strong, and to see clearly her in spiritual terms, just as God sees her. So, as I prayed through the night, I cried for something to focus on, something that I could be totally sure and confident about. The thought that came to me was "Why, she's the apple of My eye. I just love her!" From that came an inspirational vocal solo that is now being sung in churches across the country. I hope many more can receive comfort from the text below.

Apple of My Eye

And God saw that His handiwork was good!
And the angels agreed!
And when God looked at the ones called Man,
He so loved them, He just loved them.
And His love began to pour out in a song.

"You’re the one I’ve waited for,
You’re the one I love.
You’re the one that I adore,
I’ve sent you from above.

You’re the “apple of My eye”,
You’re my heart’s desire.
You reflect the Love I AM,
That lifts you and inspires.

You are My child, My blessed one,
So perfect in My sight.
I’ve given you the gift of Life,
And that includes My might!

You are My child, My blessed one.
You cannot fail to please.
You have the freedom to be free
From sin, sickness, disease."

And Man was awed by what he heard
And felt and saw that day.
He knew the welling up inside
Would express itself in praise!

“Oh, Father, praise Thy Name!
You are Life, Truth and Love,
You are Mind, Soul, Principle,
The Spirit that’s above.

I am Yours and You are mine
To worship and adore.
I am here to reflect You,
To live and love and more.

I’m the Apple of Your Eye !"
Deb Offenhauser (childhood friend)
April 22nd, 2010
Dear Aunt Carley,
Thank you for giving me the information about Jill. My heart is with you, Uncle Bob and all the cousins. I let Carol and Parry know and I spent time with each of them remembering some of the fun family times we all had in Michigan. It was nice to have a little "family time" with the Stones today.

Doug and I recently received two very uplifting and comforting messages from a practitioner after Doug's mom passed away several weeks ago and I thought you might like them too. These touched me because both authors were able to say in word what I do believe about those who have moved away from us. I hope they can provide the comfort they gave me.

"Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of soleminity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well."
Written by Harry Holland, Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral, 1847-1918.

"I have climbed mountains since I saw you last;
You will not find me where you left me.
I have scaled pinnacles and seen the vast
Horizon of a higher point of view

There was the struggle of the mounting way,
There was the longing to go backward,
Back to the known, the loved, the day to day,
The old and tried, to save me from the new.

But there seemed no way out but up and on;
(There was a light sometimes that beckoned me)
It was as though it were agreed upon;
Now was the time and this the thing to do.

I have climbed the mountains since I saw you last;
I will not find you where I left you;
No one remains in valleys of the past;
Each has his mountain, each his larger view"

By Doris Quinn ~ Christian Science Monitor

On my way home today from work I spent some time with Jill....times riding together on Princess and Nick when we were at the farm, a few days together in Downers Grove , fun in the upstairs bedroom, line dancing in your living room, and my wedding day with Jill and Beth as bridesmaids (I know they disliked those dresses!) floated before me so vividly. I always thought that Jill and I enjoyed many of the same things and I loved her sense of fun. I imagine now that where Jill is will be an even better place with her in it!

Laura Foskett-Ely (Jill's cousin)
April 22nd, 2010
Dear Carley, Bob and all.... Jan and I were both so saddened to hear about Jill's passing. We have thought about her and all of you so often. The day before Jill passed on we had both been thinking specifically about her, praying to know what was true about her. Jan mentioned that she had been affirming Jill's oneness with God and her complete perfection during the night. After I got to work I heard that Jill had passed on yesterday and I realized that nothing has changed. All of the truth we knew about her yesterday and this morning is STILL TRUE. Jill always has been and always will be God's perfect, loved child -inseparable from Him and also from all of us who love her. I'm sure she is realizing that eternality of Life more than ever right now and
we need to see it for her and for ourselves everyday.
We love you all and are thinking about you. Hopefully we'll get to see you this summer so we can give you big hugs.
So much love,
Annie and Jan
Jan and Annie (dear family friends)
April 22nd, 2010
Jill embodies the "ousia" of equine: zest for life, unquenchable desire for freedom from limits, gentle presence, humble power, loyalty to good, staunch courage. May she continue to mount horses AND eagles wings to soar in the spirit of LIBERTY.
Church friend of Tien's
April 22nd, 2010
All of you are wrapped in Love. My thoughts are with you all.
Janet Anderson (family friend)
April 22nd, 2010
Tien, I'm so sorry to hear about Jill. I can't help but think of her and smile. Loved her voice. Loved her attitude. Sending you loads of love, as well.
Susan Cobb (sweet family friend)
April 21st, 2010
My heart just overflows with love and compassion for you and your family. Jill and I discussed this citation together: "God looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God...There were they in great fear, where no fear was..." This morning I referred to the passages in My 296 and 297 in which MBE is confronting the issue of loss of loved ones. "He is wiser today, healthier and happier, than yesterday. The mortal dream of life, substance, or mind in matter, has been lessened...." I'll be with you all in spirit, knowing that the humble heart rests in the undying Christ and gains peace. Love to you and all. Marian
Marian English (dear friend)
April 21st, 2010
Dearest Carley... My heart is filled with love for you and Bob, Robert, and the rest of your family. I just KNOW that each of you will have the comfort needed at this time, the questions answered that need to be answered, and the certain sense that Jill is ALIVE! I have a sense that Jill is working for all of us, to reassure us that she is well. It is something I can feel. She is forever in our hearts and we in hers. I'm hugging you!!! And, I hope you know that I'm available to help in any possible way. With so much love, Deborah
Deborah Huebsch (dear friend)
April 21st, 2010
Dear Jill's loving family...There are no perfect words to describe the sadness and sorrow I feel for you guys. Jill to me was one of the most positive, loving people I have ever met. She had the biggest heart and was always such a joy every time we communicated over the years. She will be greatly missed and always loved. "Jaunty Jill" shoes will be such an amazing memory and I will cherish her forever. I know she is without pain and in a better place. Will you please let us know when and where you are having a memorial. We would love to be there if you are opening it to others.

cwdYou all are in our thoughts and prayers......
Mandy Krewson (friend and Jaunty client)
April 21st, 2010
Bob, Carley, Robert and family. I wanted to share a cute memory of Jill. When I had my horses at Bob and Carley's, Jill came down to the barn (where'd you'd find her often!); however, this time she had on pink, fussy high-heeled sandles. I laughed so hard and teased her about being able to take the girl out of California but not California out of the girl! So today, I rode my horses in her honor (minus the pink slippers!) Love to all.
Trish Layton (Family friend (horsey!))
April 21st, 2010
You and Jay are so blessed in many ways that I can not express! I only can imagine that Jill had all the qualities and beauty (in and out) like YOU...her loving sister. You will always have the memories to hold onto and the strength from within to get through this!!!! I want you and your family to know that we thinking of you!! All my love....Rochelle
Rochelle Adler (friend and Scholars Toget)
April 21st, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Though you lived far apart, it was clear that you and your sister were close. The love you had for Jill was obvious even to me, someone who has known you a relatively short while. So, there is no
doubt Jill passed away knowing she was loved, a true blessing. My thoughts are with you and your family. Wendy
Wendy Stone (Scholars Together parent)
April 21st, 2010
"Oh Tien, we are so sorry about Jill - I know how much you all loved and adored her. She was such a precious lady. She is in a beautiful place, healthy and surrounded by love. You are all in our thoughts and prayers - we love you so much. Gayle, David, and Hillary
Gayle Langlois (Tien's sister-in-law)
April 21st, 2010
Love's light of life is shinning ever more brightly for as Jill's love is of Life is manifested "as in heaven so on earth" ... blessing all she loves and all that love her.
Jackie Riegel (Friend)
April 21st, 2010
let me just start out by saying that my family is the greatest gift i have ever received, and i am so blessed. A woman who contributes to my happiness and strength is my aunt Jill. She is one of the most beautiful women both inside and out i have ever had the pleasure to know... and for her to be a huge part of my family and me is just a blessing in itself. Jill expressed strength, grace, overflowing love and care for everyone. She is poised yet at the same time laid back and very humorous. Ever since i was a little girl I have always looked up to my cowgirl aunt jill. She has always been an idol for me and i admired her so much because of her glow and confidence and care. Jill is a cowgirl and for that i am so drawn to her. i have always looked up to her since i was a little girl because of who she was when she is around horses...she was so sure of herself and let the love do everything. She always knew God was walking right by her side and she expressed him and everything she did. I love my aunt Jill and am so happy she is in her right place and i know she is doing exactly what she loves. Watching jill and learning from her growing up has helped me who i am today and I am so blessed I have a little bit of who she is inside of me.

I love you Aunt Jill. Ill be seeing you :D
Tessa Stone (Neice)
April 21st, 2010
Holding you and your loved ones in the sacred arms of divine Love, T Your post on the Daily Lift is as beautiful as your heart and touched mine deeply for similar reasons at this same time.
Linn Moffett (friend)
April 21st, 2010
Dear Carley and Bob...I was saddened to hear of your precious daughter's passing. She is proving what we all say we believe, Life is eternal!! And all of your diligent, prayerful work has helped her in this transition. How wonderful it is to know that the divine Mind, right now, is guarding, guiding, and loving each of you. I love the statement by Mrs. Eddy--"Rest assured that you can never lack God's outstretched arm while you are in His service." And you two have surely been in that service for a long time and can only reap the blessings from that service. Please let me know if I can help in any way. With love to all of you, Jo
Jo Worthington (friend)
April 21st, 2010
My dear Carley...

I write this with a heavy heart. Jill was a part of my life for a relatively brief time but her impression on me was immense. I will never forget her courage, her strength and her determination. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. Bob and I send our deepest sympathies to Bob and you, to Robert and to the rest of your family.
We know that your faith will see you through this very difficult time. And we are assured that Jill's bright light will continue to shine for us all in the legacy that she has left....
Our love to all of you,
Carol and Bob
Carol and Bob Posegate (Scottsdale neighbors and)
April 21st, 2010
Bob and Carley... I had a voicemail from Dito tonight about Jill’s passing. I am so saddened. I send you very big hugs. Know that my love, heart, soul and blessings are with you. PLEASE let me know what I can do to help. Can’t find the words…….xoxoxoxoxoxox
Trish Layton (dear family friend)
April 21st, 2010
To know Jill is to know grace, acceptance, wit, humor, love of life, joy, courage, and most of all, UNENDING love. She lived the character qualities to which we should all aspire. Her passing touches me deeply. Though I know she will continue on her own journey,we will miss being in her presence ...in the way that we have been so fortunate to have been.
Jay Langlois (brother-in-law)
April 21st, 2010
A friend just emailed me with two GREAT thoughts that are such a comfort to me...that give me such a great perspective! She said that recently a friend of hers passed on and his wife emailed her to say "Just think, he is seeing "new views of divine goodness and love." What a wonderful perception! She also mentioned that she is thinking of Jill, and all others whom we love who have made this transition, as on a "new assignment" where she/they have everything they need right with her/them. Every thought we share here is such a tribute to Jill's Jill-ness and a powerful comfort to all of us who dearly love her. Sweet, sweet sister, our kinship surpasses ALL time and space...we are forever together and in each other's hearts because we live in Love. I feel us mingling in that same wonderful sense of loving our "neighbor" so much that we don't feel separate...that we feel Oneness. We will be feeling each other's essence and communicating in our "own" way. I couldn't love you more, but I know that I will. :)
Tien Langlois (sister)
April 21st, 2010
Jill was one of the best aunts of all time for Nash and Zoe and all her other nieces and nephews, especially when they were little! She always had such fun and such joy, and shared it with everyone so fully.
Alan Hess (brother in law)
April 21st, 2010
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"Fabio & I had the privilege to get to know Jill years ago in Brasil. We will always remember her beautiful smile & the fun we had together. Our thoughts and love go out to all her family. Pat & Fabio Kowarick"
Pat Kowarick
October 8th, 2010
"Dear Bob, Carley and Family, We recently received word that Jill went to be with the Lord. We will always remember the love and kindness that Jill showed us during our time at the Ranch. She was always smiling - especially when she was riding!"
April Lundstedt
June 18th, 2010
"Jill was one of the most wonderful people I have ever known. My sincere, heartfelt condolences to her family."
Dwight Capitani
June 10th, 2010
"I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with Jill's family and friends."
Liz Varney
May 18th, 2010
"Bob, Carley and Robert, To thin of Jull is to see a smile, love, kindness and zest that was contagious. God's grace was magnified in her. I am blessed by her in my memory."
Peggy Gillum
May 18th, 2010
"For Bob and Keith and Family. Knowing them tells me how special Jill was. Our prayers are with you. Sue and Peter"
Peter,Sue Brousseau
April 28th, 2010
"Dear Bob, Carley, Bob, and family, our gentle warm tender angel thoughts are with you now;and forever with Jill. Her deep penetrating eyes, her soulful smile and that delicate laughter is with us always to remind how Love expressed itself. hugs"
Linda and Tim Brown Heinemann
April 26th, 2010
"Dear Bob and Carley, We can imagine how you are thinking now. But God knows what do.We do not say to you how we fill but we will pray for her. God bless you and keep you. Love Wagner and Leila"
Wagner and Leila Tidon
April 26th, 2010
"Bob and Family, our hearts are sad for your loss. Your in our prayers. May God bless you and keep you. The Burt Vimont Family"
Burt and Cindi Vimont
April 24th, 2010
"While I never had the opportunity to meet Jill, I know she must have been a very special person to touch her husband as deeply as did. I'm glad she had Bob by her side during her illness and transition so she could daily experience his love for and"
Ginger Kelsey
April 23rd, 2010


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