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“I miss you my dear friend....every day I think about you and wish you were still with us. Luv ya Jess! ”
1 of 77 | Posted by: Shelly Williams - Friend

“May all your memories of your daughter be forever in your heart and remain close always. ”
2 of 77 | Posted by: Sharon Skubis Cornwell - Hatboro, PA

“Chris - I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God's Blessing. ”
3 of 77 | Posted by: Pamela Steffen - Des Moines, IA

“Keeping you in our hearts at this impossibly difficult time - when reason fails, pray for peace. ”
4 of 77 | Posted by: Jeremy & Jen Pille - IA

“Sharon, Roger and Chris, my heart aches. Words cannot express the heart ache I feel for your family. May peace be with you during this difficult...Read More »
5 of 77 | Posted by: Sharon Ott - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“Sharon & family...I was saddened to hear that Jess had passed. As a mom, stepdad, brother, etc. I cannot begin to imagine the pain that you're...Read More »
6 of 77 | Posted by: Renee Murray - West Des Moines, IA

“Sharon, Jessica and my son Drew went to school together. I remember the two of them in daycare at a young age and her eyes sparkling. She glowed...Read More »
7 of 77 | Posted by: Melinda Fontanini - Ankeny, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family at this difficult time.Connye Stull ”
8 of 77 | Posted by: Connye Stull - West Des Moines, IA

“Sharon I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss words cannot express how sorry I feel for you and your family. Jess will never be gone from you she...Read More »
9 of 77 | Posted by: DeAnne Purvis - Friend

“I'm so sorry for the pain you are going through with Jessica's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you find comfort knowing she's...Read More »
10 of 77 | Posted by: Crystal Kephart - Des Moines, IA

“Sharon, Chris and all of your family my thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss of your precious beautiful daughter and sister. Prayers for...Read More »
11 of 77 | Posted by: Bonnie Dowell - Urbandale, IA

“So very sorry Sharon to hear of Jess's passing. All our love and prayers to you, Chris and all the family. So many loving memories of Jess when...Read More »
12 of 77 | Posted by: Jerry Heston - Ankeny, IA

“Sharon and family I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Jess because of Giada. Our friendship started out going after the pet store. We protested...Read More »
13 of 77 | Posted by: Kristin Reams - West Des Moines, IA

“After many years of distant early morning meetings with Jessica, I was blessed with the opportunity to meet her and many of my fellow co-workers at...Read More »
14 of 77 | Posted by: Mark Maricich - Napa, CA

“Jess, you were truly the sweetest niece that brought laughter and joy every time we were together. Your kind, gentle spirit will live on in our...Read More »
15 of 77 | Posted by: Suzanne Campbell - Phoenix, AZ

“With eyes as big as the oceanAnd a smile as bright as the moonShe lived and laughed and stole our heartsAnd left us all too soon!Miss you already...Read More »
16 of 77 | Posted by: Casey Smith - Urbandale, IA

“Jo Jo, your beautiful smile and carefree soul will forever be etched in my mind. Words cannot express how much Casey and I will miss you and we pray...Read More »
17 of 77 | Posted by: Brenda Smith - Urbandale, IA

“Sharon and family, I am so sad to hear of Jessica's loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Yvonne and Rob Silvers...Read More »
18 of 77 | Posted by: Yvonne Sivlers - Ankeny, IA

“Sharon - prayers for you and your family. No words can express our concern for you and your pain. God bless you!! Love Rick and Bev ”
19 of 77 | Posted by: Bev Holsinger - Ankeny, IA

“Sharon, I can't put into words how sorry I am to hear of this news. I met Jessica one time. She was trying on clothes at that boutique in West Glen...Read More »
20 of 77 | Posted by: Kim Weeks - Des Moines, IA

“I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Jessica. Please know Sharon, Chris, Roger, and Family that I am keeping you all in my thoughts...Read More »
21 of 77 | Posted by: Sandi Sibley - Altoona, IA

“Sharon, sending you hugs and praying for you and your family. ”
22 of 77 | Posted by: Lynne Gebauer

“Sharon- I am so sorry for Jessica's passing, she was one of my best friends, I could tell her anything, she really meant a lot to me. Sure going to...Read More »
23 of 77 | Posted by: Shelly Karsjen - Nevada, IA

“Dear Sharon and family, My heart aches for you all with the loss of Jessica. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will never know...Read More »
24 of 77 | Posted by: Merilee Voss - Ankeny, IA

“Sharon and Roger I was very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. ”
25 of 77 | Posted by: Penny Albright - Slater, IA

“My deepest sympathies Sharon to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Beth ”
26 of 77 | Posted by: Beth Olson - West Des Moines, IA

“Sharon, I am so very sorry to you & your family in the loss of your dear daughter, Jessica. My heart aches deeply; which I know doesn't even touch...Read More »
27 of 77 | Posted by: Chris Hobart - Prole, IA - Friend

“My deepest condolences to your family. Praying for all of you in Jessica's passing. ”
28 of 77 | Posted by: Lisa Simpson - Ankeny, IA

“I was sadden to hear the news of Jessica's passing. Jessica was a bright light in this world. She had a caring soul and a fun sense of humor. She...Read More »
29 of 77 | Posted by: Julie Marsella - Blue Bell, PA

“Sharon, so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace as you embrace your memories. ”
30 of 77 | Posted by: Mary Smith - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“I'm Jay's mom...I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. Sharon, my heart aches. Jess was a member of our family as well. She was at the afternoon...Read More »
31 of 77 | Posted by: Melody Laake - CLIVE, IA - Friend

“Sharon, I am so very sorry for your loss. God Bless. ”
32 of 77 | Posted by: Dave Bosman - Urbandale, IA

“Jessica Jo,'bird', I love you so very much. I know you're in the arms of your daddy and he will take good care of you. No one can ever hurt you...Read More »
33 of 77 | Posted by: Sharon Long - IA - Family

“I didn't know Jessica that well, but I had met her once and we communicated daily through emails and IMs at work. I could tell during those brief...Read More »
34 of 77 | Posted by: Sean Thompson - Charlotte, NC

“Sharon, Chris, Roger & family, We are so very sorry for your loss of your dear sweet Jessica. We are keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers. Words...Read More »
35 of 77 | Posted by: Peg & Dan Testroet - New Hampton, IA

“I am terribly sorry to hear of Jessie's passing. May God comfort your heart. May He rest her soul. ”
36 of 77 | Posted by: Christina Thomas - Kansas City, MO

“I was terribly saddened to hear of Jessica's passing. There just aren't words. Thoughts & prayers for comfort & peace at this difficult time. ”
37 of 77 | Posted by: Mary Buck - Ankeny, IA

“Jessica will be greatly miss by all of us at TransCentra Napa Computer Ops. She always had a warm smile, caring nature, and loving personality. ...Read More »
38 of 77 | Posted by: Napa Computer Ops - CA - Coworker

“So sorry for your loss. I met Jessica a couple of years ago through my son Jesse. Keeping all of you in our prayers. ”
39 of 77 | Posted by: Becky Mckowen - IA - Acquaintance

“Jessica it is with great sadness our family sits here writing this tribute to you. You were such a gentle soul and with a gentle spirit!!! We...Read More »
40 of 77 | Posted by: Stephen Smith - ANKENY, IA

“Sharon, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. While no words can even begin to help ease your pain, I wish you comfort and peace, and am praying for...Read More »
41 of 77 | Posted by: Nancy Nissen - Des Moines, IA

“Jessica was a very amazing person with the time I working with her numerous times. She was a person who would ensure to follow thru with issues no...Read More »
42 of 77 | Posted by: Bonnie Ernst - Union, KY

“Jessie Jo from the first day we met you earlier this summer you made us feel like we've been life long friends!! Our hearts are hurting deeply!! May...Read More »
43 of 77 | Posted by: Janice and Alan Russell - IA

“Sharon & Family - there are no words to express the deep sympathy we feel for you at this time! We hope your faith will bring you strength & we send...Read More »
44 of 77 | Posted by: Bruce & JorJan Johnson - Ankeny, IA

“Sharon, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your dear Jessica. While no words can even begin to help ease the pain from your loss, I wish you...Read More »
45 of 77 | Posted by: Cindy Busch - Clive, IA - Friend

“Sharon, I want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers. God bless ”
46 of 77 | Posted by: Dianna shriver - des moines, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Jessica for a short time. I represented her in her dissolution.. We both had a fondness for animals. She...Read More »
47 of 77 | Posted by: Anita Olson - Saint Charles, IA

“I am so sorry for you loss, Jessica had a huge heart and was always there to help anyone that needed it, see loved her dog and we would share stories...Read More »
48 of 77 | Posted by: Gordon Schuler - Nevada

“My love and deepest sympathies go out to Sharon, Roger, Chris and their entire family. May they find comfort in their memories and may God give them...Read More »
49 of 77 | Posted by: Pamela Paris - Bondurant, IA

“I am so very sorry to hear of Jess's passing. I remember her beautiful smile beaming from the stage way back during dance recitals. She us a...Read More »
50 of 77 | Posted by: Joanne (wood) Webb - Ankeny, IA

“Our hearts are saddened by your loss of your beloved Jessica....!! Her light will shine on in the hearts of all that knew and loved her. Sharon,...Read More »
51 of 77 | Posted by: Sueanne Testroet - Cedar Falls, IA

“I will never forget the many memories Jess and I shared together. I am so very sorry for your loss and my heart breaks for you all! Find peace in...Read More »
52 of 77 | Posted by: Jody Evans - Phoenix, AZ - Friend

“Sharon I am so so sorry for your loss I hope and pray that she is at peace and my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family ”
53 of 77 | Posted by: Cheryl Klein - Ankeny, IA

“Chris - I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. ”
54 of 77 | Posted by: Katy Lawrence - Springfield, IL

“Sweet Jessica,I am just heartbroken over your death, but you are now in the loving arms of your beloved daddy, and in the graces of our Lord. You are...Read More »
55 of 77 | Posted by: Bonnie Smith - Middleburg, FL

“So sorry to hear of Jessica's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to her family. Special thoughts and prayers to Sharon and Roger. ”
56 of 77 | Posted by: Steve and Cindy Nisser - IA

“Sorry to hear of Jessica loss. Our thoughts and prayers to her family. We will keep Sharon and Roger in our thoughts. Steve and Cindy Nisser. ”
57 of 77 | Posted by: Steve and Cindy Nisser - IA

“Jessica was my main contact with TransCentra and I spoke to her multiple times each day. Besides being wonderful at her job, I considered her a...Read More »
58 of 77 | Posted by: Nancy Becker - Chesterfield, VA

“Thoughts and prayers for the family during this time of sadness. ”
59 of 77 | Posted by: Tyler & Karen Evans - Ankeny, IA

“Such a Beautiful,Sweet,Kind & loving young lady gone way to soon. ((HUGS)) and prayers to the family ! ”
60 of 77 | Posted by: Jackie Frisk - Ankeny, IA

“My deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved Jessica! May you find peace in your hearts and keep her memory alive! Hugs! ”
61 of 77 | Posted by: Deann and Scott Mishler - Ankeny, IA

“I first meet Jess in 2004 at DMACC in Ankeny and needless to say a small town guy was nervous on these kind of things in a new environment, so one...Read More »
62 of 77 | Posted by: Alex James - IA - Friend

“She was the best friend that anyone could ever ask for. My boys adored her and hoss. Life will never be the same. :( RIP my beautiful best friend. ”
63 of 77 | Posted by: Christi Grohe - Des Moines, IA

“So sorry for you loss, Jess was a beautiful girl with great heart! ”
64 of 77 | Posted by: Melinda Strable - Ankeny, IA

“I will always remember you welcoming personality, zest for life and you love of people and animals. You will be missed. ”
65 of 77 | Posted by: Patricia Abete - Naperville, IL

“Your passion for the things you loved and did for others will always be remembered. ”
66 of 77 | Posted by: Dee Ewing - Oxford Junction, IA

“So sorry to hear of Jessica passing you are all in our thoughts and prayers..God bless your Family♡ ”
67 of 77 | Posted by: Rhonda nygren - ankeny, IA

“We want to send our love & sympathy to Jessica's family. We spoke to Jessica at the funerals of Bud & Shirley & Scott. Even in those sad occasions,...Read More »
68 of 77 | Posted by: Alan & Denise Jones

“I am so sorry for your loss!!! She will be greatly missed from work by myself and everyone else!!! ”
69 of 77 | Posted by: Jeff Hron - Grimes, IA - Coworker

“Jessica was our neighbor, always had a smile on her face. We will miss her and Hoss! Our prayers are with you. ”
70 of 77 | Posted by: Staci Osmond - West Des Moines, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow. My heart aches for your loss. ”
71 of 77 | Posted by: Jackie Ericson - Sunrise Beach, MO

“Sharon and Chris we are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember her as she thought of dad as Santa. ”
72 of 77 | Posted by: Tom Roes - Family Friend

“Jess was a beautiful person, inside and out. I worked side by side with her for the past 2 1/2 years at TransCentra. She mentored me and I mentored...Read More »
73 of 77 | Posted by: Mary Waugh - Des Moines, IA

“Jess my dear friend and fellow Aquarian I will so miss you! Bruce and I were remembering earlier today when you and Hoss came to stay with us way up...Read More »
74 of 77 | Posted by: Shelly Williams - GC, IA - Friend

“I love you Jessi, with all of my heart. I will miss you terribly. Until we meet again, in better times. I feel this about you now, below. You are...Read More »
75 of 77 | Posted by: Jeff Smith - Middleburg, FL

“Our sweet Grand daughter, words can never express all the joy you have brought into our lives, The many wonderful times we have shared, the hours we...Read More »
76 of 77 | Posted by: John and Janice Smith - Ankeny

“Jessica, I am so heartbroken over your passing. You were a beautiful soul, and you had a heart of gold. I know that you are now in the arms of your...Read More »
77 of 77 | Posted by: Bonnie Smith - Middleburg, FL


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Jessica JoAnne (Wilson) Halbrook, 31, West Des Moines, passed away on December 25, 2016. She was born on January 23, 1985 in Des Moines, Iowa to Scott Wilson and Sharon (Wilson) Long and was a lifelong area resident.
Jessica's work ethic, compassion, and beaming personality helped her to become an accomplished dancer, an impactful advocate for animal rights, and a beloved colleague by her peers and clients. Her wit, her charm, and her will to help others were the hallmark of Jessica's life.
Jessica is survived by her mother and step-father, Sharon and Roger Long, Des Moines; maternal grandparents, John and Janice Smith, Ankeny; brother, Chris (Megan) Wilson, North Liberty; two nieces, Ellie and Isabel, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and her best four-legged friend, Hoss.
Jessica is preceded in death by her father, Scott Wilson and her paternal grandparents, Loran "Bud" and Shirley Wilson.
In lieu of flowers and due to Jessica's advocacy for animal rights, contributions to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa would be appreciated.
A private memorial service will be held for family members.