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Amy Vessier boyd was born May 31, 1950 in Portland, Oregon to the late Roosevelt Wesley and Julia Gardner. She was the third of four children. She attended Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon and in 1966, she had her only child Teri Lynn. Growing up, Amy loved to hold conversations and create laughter with family, friends or strangers.
After attending Jefferson High School, Amy was employed at Oregon Health Sciences University, Fred Meyers and the Benson Hotel. It was during her employment at the Benson Hotel that she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and was placed on dialysis. This health condition did not defeat her; she was known as a true fighter and survivor.
Amy spent many years searching for her God given purpose and meaning in life. After years of searching, in 2003 she accepted the Lord as her personal Savior. Which a new lease on life, she became a faithful member of Victory Outreach Church. She served as an usher and had on occasion worked with the children.
Family was very important to Amy. She enjoyed praying for and spending time with them. However, on special holidays, after eating, she didn't hesitate to let you know, "I'm tired and I'm ready to go home." This meant her goin home to watch the "ignant box" (television) or the ignant box watching her.
Amy was preceded in death by her parents Roosevelt Wesley, Julia Gardner, brother, Ernest "BeBe" Wesley and sister Emily Lanier. She leaves to cherish her memory her longtime friend William Bacon, her only child Teri Lynn Jarmon (James) of Vancouver, WA, two sisters Linda Jones (George) of Las Vegas, NV and Laura Wesley of Portland, OR, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Amy will be remembered for her prayer life and dedication to God as well as her compassion for the homeless. Amy always believed that the Lord would restore what the Locusts had taken away. She will also be remembered for her love for pineapple upside down cake and banana pudding. Amy will truly be missed!