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Jenna Elizabeth Marie Thomas

Jenna Thomas was a member of our ALTV crew from 2014 through 2016. She was kind and gentle. Not only was she passionate about science, she was also a gifted reporter, writer, and filmmaker for ALTV, the video production program at Armand Larive Middle School. In 2016, she was part of a crew of 11 ALTV students chosen to attend the Student Television Network Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Her talents and poise on camera helped raise our program to a new level to which we can all be proud. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.


Jenna Elizabeth Marie Thomas of Hermiston was born September 28, 2002 in Vancouver, WA the daughter of Chris and Kaleen (Kelly) Thomas. She passed away near Hermiston on February 5, 2018 at the age of 15.

Jenna moved to Hermiston as an infant and attended Highland Hills Grade School, Armand Larive Middle School and was currently a sophomore at Hermiston High School. In high school, she was  a member of the swim team and the tennis team. 

Jenna was a bright, kind and thoughtful person who had a passion for science, computers and art. She was a creative artist who had won several awards for her charcoal drawings. She enjoyed new experiences in cuisine as well as cooking and baking. She was currently learning the languages of Spanish and Japanese and had attended several academic camps at UCLA, Southern Oregon and University of Washington. She enjoyed water sports, snow skiing and going on trips with her family.

She will be missed by her parents, Chris and Kaleen Thomas; brothers, Jack and Adam; grandparents, Ray and Sally Thomas and John and Teresa Kelly; many aunts, uncles, cousins, distant family members and friends.