OBITUARY

Jennifer Diane White

July 20, 1985July 2, 2019
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Jennifer Diane Colletti was born in Englewood, Colorado, on July 20, 1985. She grew up the youngest girl in a family of five cousins. She adored being the baby of the family – in fact, it was one of her favorite things to be a little sister to big brother, Joe. She loved all things girly, and became a dancer, a gymnast, and, later, an avid swimmer. Even at a very young age, she was a remarkable judge of character, and quite the social butterfly. She had remarkable spunk, relentless energy, a personality brighter than the sun, and a laugh that would light up the entire world. She was living proof that the best things in life come in small packages. She attended Douglas County High School for one year, then transferred to Chaparral High School, where she would meet her future husband, Michael Forrest White, during her sophomore year. They were great friends from the day they met, although they didn’t start dating until after they graduated from Chaparral, and Jennifer returned from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Jennifer loved Italian food and watching the Food Network, so when Michael took her to the Olive Garden on their first “real” date, it was true love at first bite – and she would marry the love of her life on February 21, 2008. Together with Michael, Jennifer fulfilled a lifelong dream of having a big family and four children – and, in short order, the newlyweds ecstatically welcomed into the world Max (11), twins Julia and Isabella (9), and Mikey-man (7). Jennifer’s marriage and children amplified everything about her life: her contagious laugh, radiant smile, vibrant energy, enormous personality, and caring heart that were so evident at such an early age, became even more contagious, more radiant, more vibrant, more enormous, and more caring through the years. She easily made friends with anyone lucky enough to bump into her in a grocery store, at a gas station, in a park…or anywhere else, for that matter. But, they were the times she spent with Michael and kids that she treasured the most: especially going on long walks with them, reading books to her children, and being silly with them. To say that she was fiercely devoted to Max, Julia, Isabella, and Mikey, would be an understatement of the highest magnitude: she absolutely reveled in their happiness – watching them smile, and hearing them laugh. It also meant the world to her that her big brother and her husband had forged such a strong friendship. In addition to raising four beautiful children, Jennifer found time to work at RE/MAX with her Dad, Nickolas, before moving on to Castle Academy in Castle Rock, Colorado, where she spent several years building lasting friendships, and caring for other children – while never missing a beat with her own children. She recently joined the family venture at Boho where she was excited to meet new people, as always, and to learn new things. Jennifer was a passionate soul who never missed an opportunity to speak her truth, or to make those around her know how much she loved them. She passed away peacefully on July 2nd 2019, yet her incandescent light shines on in the lives of all those who knew her. She is preceded in death by her father, Alan Joseph Quintana, her Dad Nikolas Terry and her nephew, Daniel Alan Colletti, and she is survived by her husband Michael Forrest White; children Maximus Alan White, Julia Ann White, Isabella Marie White, Michael John White; her mother, Lisa Terry; her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Savannah Colletti, their children, Joey and Charlie Colletti; her grandparents, Dan and Mary Colletti; her sister-in-law, Katie; her other Mother, Melody Merica, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services to celebrate Jennifer White:

Viewing: Friday July 12th from 4:00-7:00 pm at Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home. 407 Jerry St. Castle Rock, Colorado 80104 Burial: July 13th at 10:30 am at Cedar Hill Cemetery. 880 East Wolfensberger Road, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109. Celebration of Life: 12:00 – 4:00 pm at The Fraternal Order of the Eagles. 1300 Caprice Drive, Castle Rock, Colorado 80109

In lieu of flowers, a bank account has been set up at Independent Bank in Castle Rock for Max, Bella, Julia, and Mikey, under Jennifer White’s Memorial Fund.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Jessica Xentaras

July 13, 2019

I remember when Jennifer first entered our lives.... A gorgeous, vibrant, funny, outgoing girl who had the most beautiful hair I had ever seen. Her smile and personality were so infectious. When we found out her mother was marrying my uncle, we were so excited to have her and her brother as new cousins and a beautiful new aunt who was joining our family. Our family was so blessed to have her in our lives, but our hearts so empty now without her. Praying for peace and comfort to surround her children, Mike, Lisa and Joe right now. May her memory be eternal and her legacy shine on.

I will miss you my sweet cousin. I hope you are dancing up in heaven with all of our loved ones. I love you.

Erin Gardner

July 12, 2019

I met Jennifer when she lived right up the street from me as a teen. She was always so happy and friendly. We stayed in touch through the internet as she went to college, but when she came home we were closer than ever. I will never forget the day we reconnected, she was walking up the street with her bubble gum ice cream and I was pregnant with my son. We both continued on in life and stayed in touch with facebook. Somehow, we ended up living next door to each other a few years later and it was the best year of my life, having such a great friend live so close. While she was pregnant with the twins we would walk to see each other daily and just talk. My favorite thing in that time was when she would let me feel Baby A and Baby B kick. She always knew who was who, and she loved watching them move, even though her belly hit her knees. We would laugh until she peed a little, and we were both crying. Jen and I saw each other at our best and worst times, but we always came right through it and laughed harder than ever. Jennifer watched my babies when I went back to work, and being able to see her every afternoon and unwind was my favorite thing in the world. She made it so much easier to leave them, knowing they were in great, loving hands. I loved going to spend time with her. Spending so many days with her while our kids were young was such a blessing. I have never met such a devoted mother, who loved her family more than anything in the world. She had such a special love for Mike, and nothing made me happier than hearing her gush about him. I will never forget that amazing smile, contagious laugh, excitement for bump its, and her squealing "tell me!"
I could and did talk to her about everything. Not a day went by when she didn't tell me how good I looked or how much she loved talking to me. There are a million memories and no words can describe how special Jennifer was to me and how much love I will always have in my heart for her.

Michael Montana

July 10, 2019

It seems so unfair to lose such a vibrant person so early in life. You will be sorely missed, but your spirit along with your "root beer candy" eyes will always be remembered. My condolences to your loved ones during this difficult time.

Celina Ramirez

July 9, 2019

I met Jennifer several years ago and from the day I met her she was just a fun ball of energy with an infectious smile! Although her and I didn’t spend a whole lot of time together when I did see her it was always a fun time, she always got me to laugh! I am so sorry for your loss, Jennifer was taken much too soon I know the world has lost a Special Person ❤️ I pray for strength and comfort for all of the family during this very difficult time. 🙏

Molly Rowells

July 6, 2019

I first met Jennifer in line at preschool. I was at the door with my young son and she was walking down the sidewalk with four little ones. I honestly thought she was the preschool teacher! They were so close in age. We quickly became friends and spent a lot of time at each other‘s house and talking about all the things we were going to make from Pinterest. Which we never did! I remember her love of McDonald’s. I remember her helping out with my daughter’s birthday party, we had to clean out her van of four car seats and and hidden snacks and Cheerios from between the seats. We sent my dogs in to The car like two vacuums. I think the hardest I ever laughed was when she exposed how big her hair could get. I always saw it pulled back because we are busy moms. One day she came to her front door, and I saw the fluffiest largest hair I had ever seen in my entire life. We laughed so hard we were crying. I just love that girl! She was like my little sister. No matter where I moved or how long it had been since we talked, when we did it was like no time had passed between us. I will miss her so much. Prayers to her family and those babies she adored.

Jennifer Aguilar

July 5, 2019

November 2010 my family moved into a new home on Amber Sun Circle. That first day Jennifer and Mike and Maxx and Bella and Julia showed up at our door to welcome us to the neighborhood. Jen and Mike were the first homeowners in this new development and we were number 2 and she was so excited to have a neighbor. We spent the following years sharing block parties and birthday parties and most summer nights hanging out on each others porches while the kids played. Jen was more than my neighbor she was my friend. My heart is heavy knowing we will not make more memories. I am beyond sad for her children, husband and family to mourn her life that was taken much too soon. My family and I will always remember her zest for life and her larger than life personality. I hope the memories of all those who loved her help in some small way during this difficult time.

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