In Memoriam : Jennifer Aikman

Jennifer Aikman Jennifer Blackwelder Aikman - age: 36
(August 28, 1972 to August 12, 2009 )
Resident of Ukiah, California

Born August 28, 1972 in Orange, California, she lived in Ukiah most of her life, where she attended Oak Manor Elementary, Pomolita Middle School and Ukiah High ('90). She earned a Bachelor's degree and a paralegal degree at St. Mary's College in Moraga. She worked briefly as a paralegal in the Bay Area but decided to return to Ukiah to pursue her true calling as a teacher. After receiving certification at Dominican College, she began her career as a first grade teacher at Calpella Elementary School in 1997. She was a gifted teacher who loved her students, and they loved her. In 2000, she married Adam Aikman. They were blessed with two sons, and she then found a second calling as a loving mother. She is survived by her sons Andrew 8 and Casey 6, her parents Susan and Robert Blackwelder, her brothers Mark and Brian, her sister-in-law, Kathryn, her niece, Lydia, as well as Adam Aikman and a large extended family. She was taken from us suddenly and far too soon as result of a tragic accident on August 12. The brightness of her red hair was only exceeded by her spirit. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends, colleagues and students. A memorial service will be held at Eversole Mortuary on Saturday, August 22, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jennifer Blackwelder Aikman Trust Fund for Primary School Education through Savings Bank of Mendocino County

Cari Croghan - September 15, 2009Contact this person Contact this person
Absolutely so tragic. I don't comprehend such unfairness in this world. Oh, Adam, I'm so very sorry for your loss and the hard times ahead during the healing process. My heart goes out to you, old friend. Love, Cari