Jennifer Lee Gowing, 35, of River Ridge, LA, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019, in her home. Jennifer was born on January 5, 1984, in Excelsior Springs, MO, to Ronald L. Pendleton and Sandra J. (Craven) Pendleton.
A native of Orrick, MO, Jennifer graduated from Orrick High School in 2002 and went on to receive her associate degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Wentworth College in Lexington, MO. She was united in marriage to Jeffrey Gowing of Orrick, MO, on January 29, 2010. She would go on to work alongside her husband to help build their motion picture equipment leasing companies, where she worked until the birth of their daughter, Josephine Lee. Besides work, Jeff and Jen thoroughly enjoyed traveling and entertaining their friends on any occasion.
Connected at the hip, Jennifer and Josephine were each-others best friends from the beginning. Jennifer went above and beyond to entertain, teach, and spend time with their daughter; which included being a substitute teacher at Josephine’s school, St. Martin’s Episcopal, numerous arts and crafts, games, puzzles, trips and of course – shopping.
She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Kyle, and daughter, Josephine Lee of the home; her mother, Sandra (Craven) Pendleton, and father, Ronald Pendleton, both of Orrick, MO; her mother-in-law, Joni Gowing, of Orrick, MO; sisters-in-law, Mindy Hannah of Houston, TX, Melissa Kelley of Orrick, MO, Michelle Burns (Alan) of Kearney, MO; and numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, George Gowing, of Orrick, MO.
Visitation will be on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, MO, with the Funeral taking place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Orrick Baptist Church in Orrick, MO. Burial will take place in Riffe Cemetery just northwest of Orrick, MO.
Memorial donations in memory of Jennifer can be made to the Orrick Christian Church to be used for the CAT-PACK program, a local benefit for school children in the Orrick School District.