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Jennifer Ann Slatton Obituary


Still think of you, miss you. Prayers sent regularly for all your children, those caring for them, and for you and Clint in the hope that the love shared continues to be felt.


Posted by: Laura Chastine - Gainesville, FL - friend   Oct 05, 2013

Still think of you, miss you. Prayers sent regularly for all your children, those carrying for them, and for you and Clint in the hope that the love shared continues to be felt.


Posted by: Laura Chastine - Gainesville, FL - friend   Oct 05, 2013

Still think of you


Posted by: Laura Chastine - Gainesville, FL - friend   Oct 05, 2013

Jennifer, it is with so much sadness that i am just leaving about your passing today. To your family, i hope the best for all the kids and those who are caring for the children. If i can ever do something to help, please get in touch with me. shawnadoran@yahoo.com


Posted by: Shawna - alachua, FL - friend   Nov 29, 2012

I just saw this and can't believe it. I am in shock. I am utterly devestated. I don't know what to say. I am in the army and this happened while I was in Iraq. Will somebody please contact me and tell me whhat happened. Christy? Please contact me. clintriri1973@hotmail.com. I am so sorry. Jennifer I will miss you more than you will ever know. I will cherish you in my heart always. I will always love you

-Clint


Posted by: Clint Herzik - austin, TX - ex boyfriend, childhood friend   Aug 08, 2012

Looking at your photo shown here, I wish I could reach out and touch you again and hug you and listen to you. I love you so much Jennifer, I mourn for you everyday. I just want you to come back to us.....


Posted by: Christy Recio - austin, TX - sister   Oct 29, 2011

Dearest Family of Jennifer,
I am beside myself with sadness at Jennifer's passing, and send my most heartfelt condolences for your shocking loss. I was her midwife for the birth of Emma in Austin. I loved my prenatal visits with her and her most attentive and loving Clint, and her darling William. Her labor and home birth of Emma was accomplished with determination, honesty, and beauty. For those of us attending her birth, she was our hero and shining star. She was very special to me, and I loved her.

Susie Terwilliger


Posted by: Susie Terwilliger - Eagle River, AK - midwife and friend   Oct 16, 2011

Jen was the founder of a parenting group in Gainesville that I had joined and I'd been reading her writings for months before I actually met her. I felt like I knew her before I ever met her and knew that once we met in person, we'd be great friends. I loved her from the start and was amazed by her strength, grace, generosity, sense of humor in difficult times - and just how wise she could be in times

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Posted by: Stephanie Wear - Gainesville, FL - friend   Oct 15, 2011

We moved to Florida from New Jersey in 2003, the same year when Clint came to UF. Occasionally, I met Clint at the campus and he was always very friendly to chat with me, so I knew he had two kids... then three... then four....and he told me Jenn was home schooling the kids, that was really amazing~~~

I remembered I had a toddler bed that my kids were growing out but still in very good shape, so I

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Posted by: Wenhsing Wu - Gainesville, FL - Friend   Oct 15, 2011

Do not worry if suddenly the person you loved is gone. Realize that love is in and out of our lives. But true love is forever . Blessed be.


Posted by: Belinda - Austin, TX   Oct 14, 2011

Jennifer was a friend to my daughter when they were teens, and visited in our home as such. (I was divorced and a single mom, working as an LVN at that time.) She always had a shy, sweet presence and an easy smile even then. Holly and she stayed in touch, and because of their friendship, I continued to see her for happy events, and to hear updates on Jennifer's life. Her loves, her happiness, her successes, her tragic loss

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Posted by: Peggy Kennedy Herrin Beeber - Lago Vista, TX - friend   Oct 14, 2011

Even though it has been several years since I worked with Jennifer, she left a lasting impression on me. I remember her sparkle, quick wit and gentle grace and I especially admired her close, loving relationship with her devoted husband, Clint.
To Jennifer's family and friends, please accept my sincere sympathy on her untimely passing. I hope you find some consolation in the outpouring of sympathy, memorial entries, and offers of support.


Posted by: Kelli Tims - TX   Oct 14, 2011

Jennifer touched my heart so profoundly with her sweet, loving nature and her vibrant, positive spirit. I am so glad that I told her very recently that I loved her unconditionally and that nothing would ever change that. The world has lost a great light, but I believe that everyone who knew her will carry a little of that light in their hearts. The very reason that we are all mourning her loss so much is that she brought so

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Posted by: Sarah McCoy - Gainesville, FL - Friend   Oct 14, 2011

I never had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer in person. Our paths met after the passing of Clint. Clint and I grew up together as kids and she asked me to give her stories about Clint as a child, so the kids could know all about their father. I came to know her through Facebook and she was such a tremendous person. The world has truly lost one of the special people who only add to this life. My prayers to the children. Jennifer, may you find peace with Clint in heaven!!


Posted by: Scott Kaufmann - Kokomo, IN   Oct 14, 2011

Jennifer was one of the women to whom I looked up to as an example of what mothering was all about - she taught me so much. She seemed to have an intuition for what her friends needed in their lives and her gentle way of approaching advice always left you feeling uplifted and understood. I am the parent I am today because of her compassion and commitment to our mama community.

I enjoyed getting to know her and Clint

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Posted by: Naomi Whiteley - Gainesville, FL - Friend from GAP   Oct 14, 2011

I remember the garage door of the playroom opening and happy children spilling out. Jen would stand in the front yard, wearing a baby, and talk to the neighbors. She usually had one major project she was focused on with three others on the back burner and I never doubted she would finish everything. I watched her run her home with awe and admiration.

We miss you, Jen!
Love,
Meredith, Chris, Madeleine & Julia


Posted by: Meredith Goodrich - Gainesville , FL - Neighbor & friend   Oct 14, 2011

Dearest Jennifer...The blame was never yours to assume; this consequence should never have been yours to bear. Rest now and be with the one who truly loved you. Without any doubts, I know that you and he will continue to guide, nurture, and love your five precious babies from up above.

I never got the chance to tell you how much I admired your strength, your beauty, your grace and your devotion to your children. I whisper it now and pray that you hear me...I admire you! I admire you! I admire you!

Be at peace,
M.


Posted by: M. Knox - Austin, TX   Oct 13, 2011

I was one of Jen's husband's graduate students at the University of Florida, so only met her a few times. Nevertheless, I felt a connection to her family and followed her facebook updates after Dr. Slatton's passing. I loved reading her statuses about her and her children and it always made me feel like a part of her life when she'd respond to my comments/statuses, as trivial as that may seem. I am very sorry to know of her own

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Posted by: Carolyn Krekeler - Gainesville, FL - Dr. Slatton's graduate student   Oct 13, 2011

Jennifer and I met at Westwood High School and reconnected in the last year. We bonded over both of our big families. She was truly an inspiration to me as a mom, a person, and a kindred spirit. She was so full of light, love, strength, grace, and wisdom. I really hope she knew how amazing she was and how loved she was. She is at peace now with Clint watching over those beautiful children of theirs. May light and

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Posted by: Debbie (Gunn) Mahan - Round Rock, TX - Friend   Oct 13, 2011

I worked with Clint at UT/CSR in his grad school days. When he told us about Jen he absolutely lit up. We followed his career and the growth of their family. What a beautiful group, inside and out. I reconnected with Jen during Clint's illness, as my husband was also fighting cancer at a very young age. We followed each other's caring bridge and facebook updates. Jen's writings were just so unbelievable...she was definitely a writer. With Clint's passing, I

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Posted by: Shauna Pendleton - Austin, TX - friend   Oct 13, 2011

When Jennifer and I lived in Gainesville together she came to my prenatal yoga classes while she was pregnant. Jennifer glowed from the inside out and the outside in and she embodied the spirit of motherhood as God intended all women to do. May you be surrounded by love and light and may all those whose lives you touched, particularly your children find moments of Grace throughout their lives so they can know you will always be with them.


Posted by: Marie Hemming - La Jolla, CA - friend    Oct 13, 2011

I met Jennifer while waiting for the school bus. I took one look at her, summed her up to be snooty. Funny thing is that she thought the same of me. Luckily, though, neither one of us listened to our inner voice, for it was wrong.

She and I became the closest of friends- at a time when we both needed each other. Although she was only 2 months older than I, she seemed infinitely wiser (and cooler).

I remember

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Posted by: Holly Herrin Ulbrich - Houston, TX - Friend   Oct 13, 2011

Jen and Clint were introduced to me by a friend when Clint was going through his cancer struggle. I immediately felt a connection as a woman with a husband Clint's age and three young children. I followed Jen's blogging on caring bridge about Clint and corresponded. Her tragic death saddens me tremendously. I pray for the children's well being as well as all family and friends who loved them both.


Posted by: Kristi - TX   Oct 13, 2011

Jen,

I will miss you forever beautiful friend. Be at peace with Clint.
Love, Dianne


Posted by: Dianne Caridi - Gainesville, FL - Friend   Oct 12, 2011

My heart goes out to the Slatton and Coleman families in their sorrow upon the death of Jenn. Her time on earth was much too short, but she's left a lasting legacy in her wonderful children and the memories all who knew her hold dearly. She was a wonderful support to Clint in his time of need.

Rest in peace, dear Jenn.

Kathy and Fred Ferris


Posted by: Kathy Ferris - Newtown, CT - Acquaintance of Annette & Bill   Oct 12, 2011

I don't even know you but I was struck by your beauty and grace so evident in the picture. Now, after reading the memories shared by your friends, family, and acquaintances, I see that my instinct was right on target. You were loved, are still loved, and will be greatly missed. I offer my condolences as a perfect stranger, although I feel like, had we known each other, we would have been friends. My prayers are with you, your family, and all of your loved ones.


Posted by: CJ    Oct 12, 2011

I met Jennifer at the serivce for Clint. Her beauty and grace impressed me. She seemed very loving and kin and I know she wil be greatly missed. My prayers go out to her family and friends.

Vickie & Bucky


Posted by: Vickie Floyd - Sparta, TN - friend of Bill and Annette   Oct 12, 2011

My heart breaks for Jen and Clint's children and family. I knew them during Clint's graduate student days at UT/CSR, and my daughter was pregnant at the same time Jen was expecting Emma. Every morning Clint checked in with me to see if our baby had come yet, and it turned into a "race." Very happy memories! They were such a beautiful young couple and such loving parents. It's just really difficult for me to absorb Jen's death. I can't imagine your loss. My prayers are with you always.


Posted by: Karen Dailey - Cary, NC - Co-worker of Clint's at UT   Oct 12, 2011

One of the most wonderful things about my relationship with Jen is that for the past couple years, it was primarily on the phone. So, I will never forget her voice. And when I reflect on our conversations, or reread her emails, I can still hear her with crystal clarity.

I'll never forget my first time meeting Jen. I was sitting alone at a table in the high school cafeteria. My friend Chris Cunningham walked up to my table with

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Posted by: Jason Baade - Swampscott, MA - Friend   Oct 12, 2011

Oh Jen how I will miss you...miss our talks...miss your lovely smile and beautiful soul. My heart is broken but the only thing that makes it better is the knowledge that you are again beside the love of your life. I loved Clint and once Clint left .and you came here ...I learned to love you too..I hear your laughter in your friends I speak to, who love you so too..And you will remain part of me forever.
~ileene


Posted by: Ileene Pickett - Austin, TX - Friend   Oct 12, 2011

So much love to you, Jen, and to all your family members and friends. So many hearts are broken and hurting for the pain that has been and will be endured. May the Great Spirit shine on you and all who know you and give us Peace.


Posted by: Linsey Jorn - Gainesville, FL - Friend   Oct 12, 2011

My parents knew Clint and Jennifer, and when Clint was diagnosed with cancer I began praying for him and the family. I joined his CaringBridge group and followed his story till the end. I corresponded with Jennifer via email several times regarding her struggles. I never got the opportunity to meet her in person, but I know that she was an incredible person. I am praying for the children and for all of the family members who are grieving this tragic loss.


Posted by: Stacy Curtis - Austin, TX - acquaintance   Oct 12, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the children. I only knew Jennifer and Clint and the children after Clint was diagnosed with cancer, when I was a postpartum doula after the birth of Thomas. Jennifer reacted to Clint's illness with such strength, determination and love. Now I know Jennifer is with her beloved Clint again and is no longer in any pain. I wish the children all the best, and they will always know that they had two parents that loved them immensely.


Posted by: Michelle Foley - Gainesville, FL - Friend   Oct 12, 2011

Although I did not know her personally, we connected on FB through a mutual friend, Naomi Sandoval, back when Clint was going through his final stage on earth and I friended Jennifer to offer support. Well, since then I've visited her page numerous times and was always so inspired by her. Her strength, beauty, wisdom and style were remarkable.

Jennifer inspired even those she did not really know, like me. I am in total disbelief and I pray for the well being of her precious treasures that she left here on earth.

Blessings to all,
Elena


Posted by: Elena A. Ramirez - Pleasant Garden, NC - FB friend   Oct 12, 2011

I am praying for the beautiful children and extended family.

Jen was such a remarkable woman, one I always looked up to and admired. She was full of wisdom and love. I love you forever, Jen!


Posted by: Holly Herrin Ulbrich - Spring, TX - Friend   Oct 12, 2011

No words can adequately express my sympathies for you, the family, for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Light and love.


Posted by: Meghan S - Gainesville, FL   Oct 12, 2011

Jennifer, was a kind and loving soul. Her kindred spirit was immediately obvious to anyone who met her. She was open to love and welcomed it in graciously! I hope to be that open and willing to let others in to my life one day in the way that she did. Her spirit will carry on in the hearts of her children and they will learn about who she was by talking with all of us who carry part of her with us. May God bless her family and loved ones with his grace and ease their suffering!


Posted by: Jennifer Pierson - Gainesville, FL - Friend through parenting group   Oct 12, 2011

It is with great sadness I write here. Jennifer touched me from the first time I spoke to her on the phone, welcomed me into her home and into Gainesville Attachment Parents (the parenting group she founded here in Gainesville, FL which grew to 100 families). Her charisma, honesty (the woman with the organic kitchen and an occasional compulsion to drive through the Sonic Drive-In all in one day) - her passion for all things related to Attachment Parenting -

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Posted by: Laura, John & Kira Joy Chastine - Gainesville, FL - friend   Oct 12, 2011

Jennifer I saw you being a great mom! Your intent getting your kids into Summitt was the right thing to do showing how good a mom you are. I had hoped for our girls to have a friendship with sleepovers and fun. I will continue to persue Mearra and Emma's friendship because i could see in your eyes how much you wanted Emma to have friends. I just barely knew you yet i looked forward to discussion about the kids

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Posted by: Shay Reynolds - Austin, TX - Met 1 time   Oct 12, 2011

Slatton and Coleman familes,

Please accept my condolences on the loss of a very beautiful, funny, and loving woman. Jen was the epitome of grace and class.

I'll miss you Mama. Thanks for all the great advice you've given me.

Your babes are and will be in my prayers.

Regards,
Holly Smith


Posted by: Holly Smith - Gainesville, FL - friend   Oct 12, 2011