Jennifer Renee (Eubanks) McGirl passed away on September 7, 2020 at 48-years-old. She was born in Denver, Colorado on May 6, 1972 to Jerry and Gayleen (Watson) Eubanks. She met Allen McGirl while attending the University of Northern Colorado in 1994. They married and had two beautiful children together, Jack and Nathan.
Jennifer was a true Colorado girl who lived life fully and never passed up an opportunity to be around her friends and family. She was a beautiful person with a bright, loud personality. She loved attending concerts and singing 80’s music in the car. She frequently hosted or attended dinner parties with her girls. Jennifer was a wonderful cook and treated her family to delicious recipes gleaned from watching the Food Network. She loved to spend time with Jack and Nate, cheering them on as they wrestled, ran cross country and played football, baseball, basketball and soccer. You could hear her cheering for them for miles! Jennifer also excelled in her sales career, lighting-up every room with her extraordinary charisma, professional drive and sense of style. She will be remembered for her beautiful blue eyes, lively energy, big heart and free spirit.
Jennifer was preceded in death by her mother, Gayleen. She is survived by her husband, Allen McGirl, two children, Jack and Nathan McGirl, step-daughter, Chelsie Collier, son in law Earl Collier, two grandchildren, Cade and Rhett Collier, her father, Jerry Eubanks, her brother, Darren Eubanks, and many nieces and nephews.
A special "thank you" to family and friends for the outpouring of support. Donations can be made in Jennifer’s memory to the children's program at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation –
A poem written for Jennifer by Linda Bluhm.
Jennifer will be so missed by so many.
How does one make sense of death?
Is it just a heartbeat no longer there
Or a confident smile erased forever?
We are filled with “Why didn’t’s“ and “Could we have’s”
We reflect. We search. We want what is to cease to be.
Then our minds spin and the circle starts again.
In sweatpants or silk, Jenn was beautiful.
A hearty laugh, loud voice . . . we hear her.
Blond hair, blue sparkling eyes, captivating smile . . . we see her.
Memories overflow, each a moment or a day
The good times, the loving times
That is what we embrace.
You were much too young to leave us.
We will try to understand.
Be at peace, dear Jennifer.
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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation