Goodmanson, Jessica Jo age 32, of York, PA and Minnetonka, MN, passed away April 11th with her family by her side at Hershey Medical Center from complications of Takayasu Arteritis, a rare autoimmune disease. Jesse was born in Pusan, South Korea on February 2, 1985 and was placed in her parent's arms on June 13, 1985. Jesse was a 2003 graduate of Hopkins High School and graduated from York College with a degree in Psychology. She is survived by her loving family; parents Rob (Wendy) and Paula (Don), sister Samantha (Brett) and brothers, Maxwell and Simon. Also survived by Grandma Joan and Grandma Rita, many dear aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends in Minnesota and Pennsylvania. She is preceded in death by Grandpa Al, Grandpa Toastie and her first love, Jon Nelson. Jesse was an amazing writer of books and plays, often casting her cousins as actors in her plays as they grew up together. She was currently working on a children's book to help kids cope with terminal illness. Her creativity was also demonstrated in her love of painting. She loved Minions, dragons, Pretty Little Liars, making fantastic drinks and, of course, Alice in Wonderland. She was also passionate about being an organ donor through the Gift of Life Program and donated many viable organs. A few quotes from her dear friends; she was so strong and lived every single day to its fullest despite her illness. She always knew how to put a smile on someone's face. She was truly a friend that will never be forgotten. A Celebration of Life Open House will be held on Saturday, June 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Depot Coffee House at 9451 Excelsior Blvd. in Hopkins. Memorial donations may be made to the University of Minnesota, Attn. Center for Autoimmune Diseases Research, Fund #20624 or go online to give.umn.edu. and type in the above information. Memorials can also be mailed to UMF, P.O. Box 860266, Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266 "You will live in our hearts forever"

Published on June 4, 2017


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