Jennifer Lorraine Day died on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Though she had been battling cancer for more than a year, her final year was filled with happiness and fun, and her death was peaceful.
Jenny was born on the first of March 1982, the daughter of Thomas and Lois Day. She was the middle child, arriving between brother Christopher and sister Rachel, but even being in the middle, she couldn’t be overlooked. Jenny was athletic and independent from a young age, for years shining on the soccer field (often under Tom’s coaching) and at the riding stable where she volunteered. She was also a natural actor, her comic instinct and love of sarcasm landing her roles ranging from Glinda to Shakespeare’s Adriana to the Mad Hatter to the adventurous puppy heroine of an adaptation of Chekhov’s “Kashtanka”.
Jenny graduated from Potomac Falls High School in Sterling, Virginia. By then, she’d already been working for several years, and her charm, hard work, and highly organized mind left her in high demand from her employers, whether she worked as a restaurant hostess, as she did at That’s Amore and P.F. Chang’s, or when she manned the front desk at Reston Hospital and Lane & Associates in Richmond. Wherever she worked, Jenny always took care of people, her quick wit resolving problems, her charm putting guests at their ease.
Jenny is greatly missed by her parents and siblings, as well as her fiancé Harold Scott and their beloved pet, Fat Cat. She is also missed by her grandmother, Faith W. Eckler; her aunts, uncles, and cousins, and the many friends she made wherever she went.