Home: Salt Lake City, Utah
Death Date: January 1, 2017
Birthdate: April 2, 1941
Place Of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Service Information: Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Service Location: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
She left Brooklyn at the age of 21 to go to med school in Miami. Just six months from completing her med school she got a blood clot and they wouldn't let her be a doctor. Married John Paul Maher on June 10, 1978 in Miami. She has four Masters Degrees in Theology, Philosophy, Chemistry, and Healthy Services.
Jessica worked as a lab tech at IHC. She was also a Medical Technical Scientist at ARUP for 20 years.
She was a devout catholic and a parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Jessica was responsible for two major projects for the Catholic Church: The Hospital Ministry program where she visited patients at the hospitals for 20+ years. She also started a Christmas Project. In 2010 she became a Lay Ecclesiastical Minister.
Jessica will be remembered as someone who loved all people and for her Faith in God. She was a dear friend and neighbor and will be dearly missed.
Survived by stepchildren Kenneth Eugene Maher of SLC and Paula Maher of Maryland; and cousin Margaret O'Donnell. Preceded in death by her husband.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 12th at 11:00 AM, with recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 10:30 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1375 Spring Lane, Salt Lake City. Interment to follow at Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 S. Camp Williams Rd., Bluffdale.