A graveside service for immediate family and close friends will held at the Seward Cemetery on September 5, 2013 at 1PM. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 2PM at the hangar at the Seward Airport.
Jessi was born and raised in Seward, excelled academically and then went to PSU for 2 years. She then decided to take a break from her studies and backpacked through Mexico for 4 months and immersed herself in the their culture completely. She then moved to Anchorage and went to work at the Spenard Roadhouse where she instantly was part of their family and was proud to have served their very first order when they opened 2009. She returned to Seward in 2011 to be with her nephew for a full year as she wanted to be there for him every day. They shared the most special bond and she was his “Diddi”.
She returned to Anchorage in fall of 2012 until the present but traveled down once a week to long shore and to be with her family.
Jessi worked many places including Princess Tours, Royal Celebrity Tours, Portland Harley Davidson, Cracker Jack Sport fishing charters, J-Dock Seafood, Resurrect Coffee House, Spenard Roadhouse, The Anchorage Press, Zine Magazine, I.L.W.U Local 60 Longshoreman, Tony’s and The Pit Bar.
Her family wrote, “Jessi is the sweetest, kindest and most loving child since the minute she was born. Many were drawn to her positive outlook, her independent thinking and solid loving advice. She was strong-willed in her beliefs, meticulous, and always a little late. She ran on “Jessi Time”. Her family calls her a “Foodi” as she absolutely loved food. Jessi had a flair for style, she definitely had her own style that everyone knew and loved. She was the ultimate socialite, always at the center of the arts, night life and local events. Jessi had an incredible amount of friends. Introducing friends was a great joy of hers. Amidst an extremely busy schedule coordinating work, play, school, music, gift giving, writing, travel and her beloved Rob, she always found time for family and friends.
Jessi loved to travel on her own terms, and created her own path.
She loved Seward, she would always travel, but Seward was her home.
She met a lot of stars in her life, but she was our super star who touched and influenced and inspired our lives. She was our special gift. We will miss her and she will forever live in our hearts.
Survivors include her mom and dad Mike and Mari Nelsen; brother Jasen Nelsen; nephew Reilly; grandpa Herman Nelsen; numerous uncles, aunts, & cousins.
Arrangements are with Janssen’s Evergreen Memorial; to sign the guestbook and view the online memorial please visit www.janssenfuneralhomes.com.