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“I was saddened when I received the call from Janice and heard her pain as she told me of Jennifer. I have thought since then of many memories of...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Roberta Clement - Mesa, AZ - Aunt

“Because I could not stop for death He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Darla Spencer - friend

“In the short time that I knew Jen, she became one of my best friends. Always willing to listen to my drama with support and wisdom. She definitely...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Abbie Green - friend/ employee

“Jen was the historian of our punk rock youth, every show I ever went to at the Indian Center she was there with her camera. I have many hard-core...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Tom Vanderbeek - SLC, UT - Friend

“Thank you Jen, for making life more memorable, life more enjoyable, friendship more treasured, but mostly love and gratitude more plentiful. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Janine Terrill - Friend

“I'm remembering Jen as being the little girl on stage at the Indian center with all the bands, mine included. Back then things were very close knit,...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Aldine - salt lake, UT - Friend

“Jen The night John went with the boys to the Butthole Surfers, you and I went to see the Monkees, it was one of the funnest nights ever, we drank...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Robin Conley - SLC, UT - Friend

“Jen was a sweet person and a good friend. My heart goes out to John and her family. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Susan I Harrison - Edgewater, CO

“My condolences to Jen's friends, family and associates. She will definitely be missed ... ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jeff Michael Vice - Friend


Jennifer Amanda Habel, 42, passed away June 24, 2011 from Natural Causes.
She was born January 18, 1969 to Janice Caroline Edwards and Ronald Williams Habel in Alexandria Virginia.
Jennifer graduated from East High School and attended Hameshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Jen and John were married 17 years and were each others soul mates.
Together they built Soul & Bones, the best Cajun BBQ west of the Mississippi.
Jen is legendary for her documentation of Salt Lake City Punk and of the national punk scene over the last three decades.
Her humor and point of view will be sorely missed.

Jen is survived by her husband John and Zorak. Her parents, sisters Shana Habel and Katie Hillam (Brad), her brother Justin Habel (Emily), seven nieces and nephews and one grandniece.

Come celebrate Jen's life with us at Rock Cliff campground Jordanelle State Park on Sunday, July 10, 2011 starting at 2 PM until we drop.

In lieu of flowers donations for medical expenses can be sent C/O John Dearmin to 1372 Craftsman CT. Layton Utah 84041

Cremation under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com