Memorial created 02-18-2008
June 30 1989 - February 17 2008
Jenna Faeth: sunrise June 30, 1989, sunset February 17, 2008.
This online memorial was created in loving memory of Jenna Faeth, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Jenna's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Jenna forever.
Jenna Faeth was born on June 30, 1989, in California, to loving parents.
Growing up, Jenna maintained excellent grades and demonstrated a plethora of talent, including soccer, singing, dancing, and acting.
An avid singer, Jenna showed an early talent in performing arts, which eventually led to her performing in countless productions throughout her life.
She was a very charitable person, who spent most of her life caring for other people’s well being and happiness. She loved to entertain people and was never boring.Those who knew her all describe her as a naturally talented and compassionate person who never had a bad thing to say about anyone.
Jenna Faeth attended Arcade Fundamental Middle School and El Camino Fundamental High School. Not only was she on the Honor Roll for both schools, but she was extensively involved in the Table Top Theater Productions at El Camino High School. At El Camino, Jenna acted in plays like "Grease" as Frenchy, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" as the hilarious Mrs. Meers, "Dracula" as Van Hellsing, and "Once Upon a Mattress" as Lady Larkin.
At American River College, Jenna was a Theater Major whose brilliant performance in “A Piece of My Heart” led to her nomination to compete in the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (ACTF), held at the California State University in Los Angeles, California. She did very well, earning around eight callbacks from theater companies interested in signing her on. Friends report that Jenna “had a blast” in LA and was very excited about the whole experience.
On early morning Sunday February 17, 2008, while on the way home from ACTF Jenna lost control of the car she was driving on Highway 99 near Madera. The crash resulted in her death along with injuries to three passengers. A passenger in the car said that Jenna died instantly with no suffering and that she wasn’t alone since she was surrounded by loving friends.
On the evening of February 17, friends, family, and acquaintances gathered in front of the Theater Building at American River College to hold a candlelight vigil for Jenna.
An article in the Sacramento Bee that ran on February 19, 2008 is qoted as saying:
“An 18-year-old American River College student has been killed and three others were injured in a one-car accident on Highway 99 in Madera.
Jenna Faeth of Carmichael suffered fatal injuries when the 1986 Toyota she was driving drifted off the highway and overturned several times about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
Faeth lost control of the car after she tried to direct it back onto the road, the Fresno Bee quoted officials as saying.
Faeth, a 2007 graduate of El Camino High School, was the lead in the college’s theature productions. “Kimchee and Chitlans,” a satiric comedy, was due to open Friday.
The occupants wore seat belts, and alcohol did not appear to be a factor, the Fresno Bee quoted officials as saying.
The four students were returning from a theater festival at California State University, Los Angeles, in time for a rehearsal of the American River play Saturday.
UPDATE as of 3:23pm on Tuesday February 19, 2008:
A memorial performance of "Kimchee and Chitlans," which originally had Jenna staring as Suzie, will be performed at American River College on Friday night. A fund has been set up for a Scholarship in Jenna's honor, and patrons will have the chance to donate.
A Memorial Service will probably be held this upcoming Saturday morning. Exact time and location will be updated once the details are confirmed.
UPDATE as of 4:41pm on Wednesday February 20, 2008:
Her memorial service will be held on
Saturday, February 23, at 10:00AM
Saint Mark's United Methodist Church
2391 Saint Marks way.
If you would like to send cards to the Faeth family, their address is:
3888 Maudray wy.
Carmichael, CA 95608
Edit as of 9:49 am Thurs, Feb 21, 2008:
The Faeth family asks that instead of flowers donations be made to a Theature Arts Scholarship fund set up in Jenna's honor. Please make checks payable to the ARC Fundation, 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento, CA 95841.
Please sign the guestbook for Jenna by clicking here
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