In Memory

Jolene Abrams (McClintock)

Jolene Abrams (McClintock)

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11/08/09 05:28 PM #1    

Robin Draheim (Byrd)

Very very fond memories of Jody in Junior High....I ran into her when she managed one of the toy stores at the mall in des moines. Was very jolly.....

11/09/09 03:24 PM #2    

Kristi Patterson

I remember when we all used to go roller skating. We went with Jody several times. It was always a blast being around her. She always had a smile and something funny to say.

04/21/10 05:26 AM #3    

Suzanne Knupp (Sawyer)

When I was looking through the 20 year class reunion book I reflected on what Jody had shared with her fellow classmates prior to her passing: 

Occupation:  Owner/manager of Candles with Class, Gifts & Crafts

Spouse:  Mike McClintock - Trooper/Iowa State Patrol & Technician/Iowa National Guard

Children:  Ashley 11 & Samantha 7

I was a stay at home mother/wife after marriage to Mike in 1987.  While at home I enjoyed craftwork and candle making.  In 1999 I purchased my own craft store.  I currently own and operate my business at 2307 5th Ave. So. in Fort Dodge.  I have between 18-20 employees on a regular basis.  My hobbies also include camping, swimming and spending time with my family.  I belong to Prince of Peace church and participate in many school activities with my children. 

While I didn't know Jody very well in high school, I did have the opportunity to get to know her prior to her passing.  Looks like she had her priorities in order and was very successful in something that started as a hobby and turned into a thriving business!  I think of the saying, "find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life".  Jody lived life well and had her priorities in order.  A great example for me.  Thank you Jody! 

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