- July 14, 1974 - October 7, 2011
- Austin, Texas
of Jennifer's Passing
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“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...Read More »
1 of 40 | Posted by: Laura Chastine - Gainesville, FL
“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...Read More »
2 of 40 | Posted by: Laura Chastine - Gainesville, FL
“Still think of you
3 of 40 | Posted by: Laura Chastine - Gainesville, FL
“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...Read More »
4 of 40 | Posted by: Shawna - alachua, FL - friend
“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...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: Clint Herzik - austin, TX
“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...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Christy Recio - austin, TX
“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...Read More »
7 of 40 | Posted by: Susie Terwilliger - Eagle River, AK
“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...Read More »
8 of 40 | Posted by: Stephanie Wear - Gainesville, FL
“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...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Wenhsing Wu - Gainesville, FL
“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.
10 of 40 | Posted by: Belinda - Austin, TX
“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...Read More »
11 of 40 | Posted by: Peggy Kennedy Herrin Beeber - TX
“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...Read More »
12 of 40 | Posted by: Kelli Tims - TX
“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...Read More »
13 of 40 | Posted by: Sarah McCoy - Gainesville, FL
“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...Read More »
14 of 40 | Posted by: Scott Kaufmann - Kokomo, IN
“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...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Naomi Whiteley - Gainesville, FL
“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...Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: Meredith Goodrich - Gainesville, FL
“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...Read More »
17 of 40 | Posted by: M. Knox - Austin, TX
“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...Read More »
18 of 40 | Posted by: Carolyn Krekeler - Gainesville, FL
“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...Read More »
19 of 40 | Posted by: Debbie (Gunn) Mahan - Round Rock, TX
“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...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: Shauna Pendleton - Austin, TX
“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...Read More »
21 of 40 | Posted by: Marie Hemming - La Jolla, CA
“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....Read More »
22 of 40 | Posted by: Holly Herrin Ulbrich - Houston, TX
“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...Read More »
23 of 40 | Posted by: Kristi - TX
I will miss you forever beautiful friend. Be at peace with Clint.
24 of 40 | Posted by: Dianne Caridi - Gainesville, FL
“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...Read More »
25 of 40 | Posted by: Kathy Ferris - Newtown, CT
“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,...Read More »
26 of 40 | Posted by: CJ
“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...Read More »
27 of 40 | Posted by: Vickie Floyd - Sparta, TN
“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...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Karen Dailey - Cary, NC
“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...Read More »
29 of 40 | Posted by: Jason Baade - Swampscott, MA
“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...Read More »
30 of 40 | Posted by: Ileene Pickett - Austin, TX
“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...Read More »
31 of 40 | Posted by: Linsey Jorn - Gainesville, FL
“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...Read More »
32 of 40 | Posted by: Stacy Curtis - Austin, TX
“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...Read More »
33 of 40 | Posted by: Michelle Foley - Gainesville, FL
“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...Read More »
34 of 40 | Posted by: Elena A. Ramirez - NC - FB friend
“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...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Holly Herrin Ulbrich - Spring, TX
“No words can adequately express my sympathies for you, the family, for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Light and love.
36 of 40 | Posted by: Meghan S - Gainesville, FL
“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...Read More »
37 of 40 | Posted by: Jennifer Pierson - Gainesville, FL
“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...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: Laura, John & Kira Joy Chastine - FL
“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...Read More »
39 of 40 | Posted by: Shay Reynolds - Austin, TX
“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...Read More »
40 of 40 | Posted by: Holly Smith - Gainesville, FL
Jennifer Ann Coleman Slatton, born July 14, 1974 in Houston, TX, died suddenly and tragically on October 7, 2011. She was married for 13 years to her late husband, her beloved Clint. She was a devoted mother to William, Emma, Ryan, John, and baby Thomas. She was a writer, ordained minister, La Leche League Leader, and interior designer. She was also a crossword puzzle fanatic, yoga practitioner, had a terrific sense of humor, avid reader, had a substantial thirst for knowledge, and was a woman of faith, helping to guide others in their moments of suffering.
As a teenager, she attended LBJ Science Academy and graduated from Westwood High School. She later earned a BA in Child Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. She then married Clint and they had five children together. When Clint was diagnosed with cancer, Jennifer worked tirelessly to find alternative methods to save her husband's life, while continuing to be a wonderful mother to their five children. She was loved by many, inspired hundreds, and will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her mother, Kathy Harris; her sisters, Christy and Kimberly; grandparents, Carol, Francis, and Karin; aunts and uncles, Chris, Karen, Mark, Helen, Elaine, Paul, Therese, Beth, Richard, Marsha and Mary Ann; brother-in-law, Miguel; mother-in-law, Linda Matros; father-in-law, Bill Slatton and his wife, Annette; Clint's aunt, Barbara Jean Vance; and Charles Anderlitch. She will be missed by so many friends in Austin, Texas, as well as those in Gainesville, Florida, and Doyle, Tennessee. We hope that she now knows the impact she had on so many lives and the grief we all have because of our loss.
Memorial services will be held at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar Blvd, in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM.
A memorial service and interment will be held in Doyle, Tennessee (time and date to be determined) where Jennifer will be laid to rest beside her beloved Clint. Additionally, memorial services are being planned within the upcoming weeks in Gainesville, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to be made to:
The Slatton Children Education Trust
c/o Dr. Mark E. Law
P. O. Box 116550, 310 Weil Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-6550
October 15, 2011
3125 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78705
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