On May 31st 1973, Jennifer Anne was born to Thomas Knarr Ray and Katherine Kay (Krout) Ray in Oregon City, Oregon. At the time of her birth, she had one sister, Lisa, who was four years older, and one brother, Chris, two years older. Two years after she was born she gained another brother, Andy. And two years after that, the last of her siblings was born, John.

In 1976, the entire family moved to Purdue Bay, Alaska where Jen's dad worked as an electrician. The family settled in North Kenai where Jen attended kindergarten and first grade. The family moved back to Oregon when Jen was in 5th and 6th grade and then back to Alaska for the 7th grade. In 1986, the family left Alaska and moved to Knappa, Oregon where Jen attended middle school and high school. She was active in cheerleading and drama at Knappa High School and had many friends.

In the summer of 1991, Jennifer Ray met Chris Womack and had their first date on August 27th at the Liberty Theater where they watched Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. They soon fell in love and Chris proposed to Jen at the North Head Lighthouse on December 2nd 1992. They married on March 20, 1993. At the time of their wedding, Jen worked for Fred Meyer, where she continued to work until 2002.

On May 17, 1999, Jen gave birth to her first child, Patience Christine Womack. They had just finished building their home and moved in the same week that Patience was born. Four and a half years later Patience gained a sibling when Hope Brianna Womack was born the day before Thanksgiving on November 25, 2003. Eighteeen months later a baby boy was added to the family; Christian Carter Womack was born on May 18, 2005.

In January of 2007, Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer. Over her four and a half year battle with cancer, she fought with quiet grace and inner strength. Her courage was inspiring to many. Always a ready smile and a quick laugh to bring levity, she lived life to the fullest, not letting her cancer get in her way. She and Chris had many adventures sometimes being joined by their children and sometimes by close friends. They had adventures in New England, Mexico, Jamaica, Hawaii, Europe, Israel, Asia, and more. The last international adventure was in May of 2011 when they traveled with their eldest daughter to Japan for her 12th birthday. Patience made memories she will never forget and cherished this special time she with her mom.

Jen was very involved with the church body at Coastline Christian Fellowship. Her faith was strong and always sustained her. She never complained, always shined her beautiful smile, and leaned on her Jesus for strength and grace. “Be still and know that I am God.”

Rest in peace with Jesus dear beautiful Jennifer.