Jennifer Lynn Jarvi

February 3, 1983February 29, 2020

Jennifer Lynn Jarvi (Milhoan), 37, of Jacksonville, passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020

Jennifer was born on February 3, 1983 and raised in Southern California, growing up in a Mormon family. Jennifer remained faithful to her faith and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After graduating high school in 2001, Jennifer attended college at the University of Houston, Houston, TX where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and would later teach high school math. Later she returned home to California and pursued her Masters Degree in Education through the University of Southern California. Jennifer was well known for kind-heartedness and anyone who met her was immediately attracted to her smile and presence. Jennifer was passionate and believed that it was her purpose in life to be an educator. She taught at Northside High School of Jacksonville for the school year 2016 – 2017 until she was diagnosed with a Stage IV Cancer. Following her diagnoses, she spent two years fighting the cancer and returned to the classroom at Southwest High School this past fall 2019. She chose to remain in the classroom until she could do no more this past February 2020 when she fell ill as a result of the cancer affecting her other organs. On her last day in the school, realizing she could no longer fulfill her life’s quest of being an educator, she can be quoted in asking her administration “What about my students, who will teach them?”. Jennifer loved the beaches of California and North Carolina, she loved being with her kids during every possible minute, and she loved being outdoors when she could.

She is survived her husband, Aron Jarvi (USMC Ret.); children, Clayton, 10, and Fallyn, 7, of the home; parents, Russell and Cynthia Milhoan of Los Angeles, CA; siblings, Jacob & Francesca Milhoan of Los Angeles, CA, Joseph & Amanda Milhoan of Los Angeles, CA, Isaac Milhoan of Los Angeles, CA, and Crystal Milhoan of Raleigh, NC; aunt to 6 nephews & 6 nieces and a cousin to many.

A memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of Jacksonville, NC at 300 Brynn Marr Rd Jacksonville, NC. 28546 on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The family will receive friends from 10:15 – 11:00 am. Services will begin at 11:00 am.

She will be laid to rest on Eternal Valley Cemetery in Newhall, California on Saturday, March 13, 2020.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, March 7, 2020


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Mary Osorio

March 2, 2020

What an honor it was to have you teach Angelica. You touched her life in a way no one has ever been able to. You are so loved and will be greatly missed! We have peace knowing you will never hurt again! We love you Mrs Jarvi! ❤️

Kimberly McDuffie

March 2, 2020

Words can not describe my broken heart. J. Jarvi was an amazing person. I am glad that I had the honor to serve as one of her school administrators. She was a pleasant-spirited lady who loved people. The earth will never the same without her. Rest in Paradise, J.

Laura Brown

March 2, 2020

Prayers for the family and friends. Mrs. Jarvi taught my daughter Madison this year, I am so thankful for the love she showed to each of her students.

Victoria Alford

February 29, 2020

She was an amazing math teacher while she was at our school. She will be missed by all of her classes as she always cared for us since day one. Rest In Peace Mrs. Jarvi❤️❤️