Jessica Ray (Goddard) Napper, age 40, of Buffalo, took the Lord’s hand and began her eternal journey Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.
She was born March 10, 1979, in Northfield, to Terry and Suzanne (Chenevert) Goddard. A 1997 graduate of Willmar Senior High School, Jessica graduated from Ridgewater College Willmar in 1999, and went on to attend St. Cloud State University.
She married Joe Napper July 28, 2001, in Willmar. Jessica lovingly welcomed three beautiful daughters, who were the light of her life.
Jessica worked as a teacher at Kids Haven in Buffalo, and as a regional compliance manager at Dominium, in Plymouth.
A devoted wife and mother, Jessica enjoyed music and singing, watching movies, and all things Disney. She relished the opportunity to help her children chase their dreams. Jessica never missed an opportunity to bring people together, and enjoyed time spent with family.
She is survived by her husband, Joe, of Buffalo; daughters Ashleigh, Carissa, and Briella, all of Buffalo; her parents, Terry and Suzanne Goddard, of Savage; sister Angie (Chris) Porter of St. Cloud; brother Tony Goddard of Savage; sister Kristina (Eli) Schake of Lakeville; grandmother Allenor Goddard; in-laws Terry and Sue Napper of Buffalo; Sara Napper of Buffalo; Becky (Cory) Commerford of Monticello; and nieces and nephews Connor and Alaina Porter, Lily and Mia Schake, Ryan and Kendra Klima, Tasha Jergens, and Kailey and Connor Commerford.
Jessica was preceded in death by her grandmother Delores Coulombe; grandfathers Douglas Goddard and Arthur Chenevert; and uncle Philip Chenevert.
She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.
Jessica’s funeral service took place Friday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Buffalo, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m at the church. Interment was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery of Buffalo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Minnesota Stroke Association.
The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo served the family.