July 11, 2020
MEMORIAL OF JENNIFER GYPSY KEIM ON DWW MUSIC PROMPT
Originally sang by Van Morrison
Jennifer Gypsy Keim
9/30/1967 – 6/27/2020
Mother, singer, songwriter, daughter, wife, sister, friend. My sister was blessed with it all. She could sing, parent, and work as a paralegal, baking a cake with her kids all in one day. (Oh, she could even manage to write and sing on weekends too!!). She never ceased to amaze me. She marred during the past few years of her life, the love of her life.
Getting back to her beginning her music career. She changed her name from Jennifer to Gypsy when she was 21 years old and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in music. She was the mother of three amazingly beautiful girls. She tragically lost her first girl Hillary Rose Brower three days shy of her third birthday. Hillary passed away from SIDS. ( Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Jenny was what I always called her. I went to visit her in L.A. a few times but never saw her, enough. Please learn this lesson from me. Treat your loved ones with kindness, care and tell them how much you love them as often as you can. Sadly, we all have an expiration date. We never know when that might be for anyone including ourselves. As Jenny would say, “love yourself, Sammy”.
Samantha LeBoeuf Sammy-Jo to my sister. I will love and miss her every second of every day. I was fortunate to be at her bedside when she passed at just 52 years old from Cancer. Treasure your loved ones always. She truly was someone exceptional and amazing. She also was stunningly beautiful. Her heart and soul alive at all times until she was struck with this horrid disease.One huge blessing finally happened for her towards the end of her life. She reconnected with an old friend who turned out to be someone far more special She feel madly in love and Gregory Keim who became the love of her life. They developed most of their relationship FaceTiming and Gregory, not wishing to waste any more of his or her time asked her to marry him. they married soon after. There was a magic between the two of them and they made the most of the short time they had creating many wonderful memories. When she was diagnosed with head and neck cancer, he was then first to stand beside her. He took care of her, sometimes sleeping on the floor of a hospital room just to be near her. He was there when she passed. He was there through all of it. Her feeding tube, her pain, and the loss of her voice as part of her treatment b when the doctor had no choice but to remove part of her tongue. He was there until the end. He will always be a part of our family. He felt she was worth it and she truly was.
God bless you all and those you love.-SAMANTHA LEBEOUF
Join us today on DWW MUSIC PROMPT as we keep the legacy of our dear sister and mother with her own song.
-Listen to the song
-Compose a poem inspired by song
-Share with us