Jennifer W. Cantrell passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on November 10, 2021. Jennifer was a quick and witty woman. She had a smile that was unforgettable. For all that knew Jennifer, they knew exactly where she stood as she was not shy with words and was an honest, hardworking woman. Jennifer enjoyed going to the casino and loved being around her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They were the loves of her life. She had the bluest eyes anyone had ever seen.
Jennifer is survived by her daughters, Lisa (Lee) Cook and Lori (Bobby) Brookhouser, her grandchildren Lane (Destinee) Cook, Ryan (Emily) Cook, Megan Simmons and Blaine Simmons, her great grandchildren Westin Simmons, Henry and Jackson Cook, her brothers Norton “Butch” (Cathy) Ritter and Mike (Mary) Ritter, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by her extended work family at Tricore Labs where she worked 30+ years.
Jennifer is preceded in death by her father, Dr. Norton “Bud” and her mother Chelnissa “Babe” Ritter. Jennifer was born June 16 to Bud and Babe in St. Louis, Missouri. Her family proceeded to move to Grants, New Mexico then to Gallup, New Mexico. Jennifer eventually moved to Los Lunas, NM and that became her home.
Jennifer will be missed by many as she was a loyal and loving person. At her request, she has been cremated and no service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Presbyterian Hospice, Albuquerque NM (https://give.phs.org/Alyssa, RN, hospice nurse, made sure Jennifer was comfortable during her time in hospice and Jennifer’s family will be forever grateful.
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