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Jennifer Jean Galbreth

  • On June 20, 2023

October 20, 1949 – June 1, 2023

Jennifer Jean Galbreth was born to the late Roy “Bob” Luce and Norma Luce (Kracht) on October 20, 1949 in Chicago, IL. She passed away on June 1, 2023 surrounded by her husband and children. Jennifer loved greatly. Her laugh was sunshine. She was brave and stubborn. To her family, she hung the moon and stars and she is profoundly missed.

After growing up in Mt. Prospect, IL, Jennifer attended college in Eau Claire, WI. While visiting a friend in Orlando, FL, she met the love of her life, Barry Galbreth and they were married on November 29, 1975. During their earliest years together, Jennifer and Barry traveled the country in their RV, collecting art and memories. Together they taught their two beloved children, Emily (Christopher Bertelli) and Adam, loyalty, integrity and kindness. As a family of four, they traveled often, spending particularly joyful summers with the kids’ grandparents in Illinois and Texas.

Grandchildren began a whole new chapter for Jennifer. She delighted in her role of adoring grandmother to Madison and Dillon Galbreth and as bonus-grandmother to Stella Bertelli. Nothing made a smile reach Jennifer’s eyes like being in their company.

Jennifer was a selfless and caring spirit who asked for little in return. She was wild about musicals, theater and James Taylor. She especially loved being in the presence of children, spending a few years working at a preschool. Jennifer enjoyed tending to her houseplants with her well-cultivated green thumb. She was happy toasting a glass of champagne or enjoying a cup of coffee with Baileys while visiting with family and dear friends in cities across the country.

Left with years of memories are her husband, children and grandchildren and sister Deborah Gardner (Dave Gardner), sisters-in-law Jandee Galbreth Elliott and Jody White (Jim White) and her nephews, niece, and cousins.

Jennifer’s family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Clair Hospital and Gallagher Hospice for their care and compassion.

To share a memory of Jennifer or a condolence with her family, please email Barry at barry.galbreth@gmail.com.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation https://www.komen.org/.

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Greg Thill
I only had the chance to spend time with Jennifer while I was visiting the Bernin family in Mount Prospect many years ago. I made quite a few trips there and always found time to chat with her, play a little ping pong and try to learn how not to kill myself on a toy she had called a bongo board. Jennifer was fun, kind, cheerful and altogether charming. From what I have heard, everyone else thought so too. My deepest condolences to all her family and friends. Very sincerely, Greg Thill
Vicki Smith
I’ve known Jenny all my life. She and her sister Debbie were my first friends. Growing up next door to Jenny brought many fun adventures including going to the park in our pajamas after our parents went out for the evening (don’t tell). In high school we went to each other’s houses every night to choose outfits for the next day, and when Jenny went to college she left me my favorite outfit of hers, which I’ve never forgotten. Our families shared many meals, outings and holidays together. But, her wonderful laugh is the one thing that will always reside in my mind.
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