Jill Adele Parmeter Krawczyk, 53, Lake Forest, California, formerly of Kokomo and Logansport, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, after a brief illness. She was born in Lynwood, California, on Aug. 24, 1963, to Jack and Phyllis Parmeter.
Jill was twin sister to Jack and loving, older sister to Susan. Jill graduated from Logansport High School in 1981 and attended Ball State University for her freshman year. In 1982, she met Tom Krawczyk, a Navy man, at Great Lakes, Illinois, where Jack was stationed. Jill and Tom moved to San Diego and were married there in 1983. Jill went on to receive her B.S. in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University. She took pride in working in the field of health and safety engineering, with her most recent position as a division manager at Endologix in Irvine, California.
Jill possessed many wonderful attributes, among them being an ambassador for protecting the environment and also for being a strong voice in defense of animals. Jill's love of animals was abundant, and she doted on her Chihuahuas, Rudy and Daisy; big cat, Sammie; and her foster dog, Garrett. Jill dreamed of discovering the world, and planned to travel. She ventured to Europe for the first time (on the "bucket list"), to Italy in 2015 with her best friend and "soul sister," Leticia Calisto Jones. Recently she had also taken trips to Hawaii, Amsterdam, Paris and New York City. She loved to watch the beautiful sunsets from her cozy condo in Lake Forest and would post her sunset photos on Facebook to be enjoyed by all of her many friends and family. Jill embodied selflessness, empathy and generosity of spirit. She had an uncanny ability to make people feel truly treasured and loved, and she will be missed immeasurably.
Jill is survived by her brother, Jack Parmeter, and his girlfriend, Jan Hutchins, a dear and long-time friend from Kokomo. Her caring stepsister, Karla, who helped Jill tremendously when Phyllis and Susan passed away, also survives her. In addition, Jill's stepfather William Janner, stepsister Terry, nieces Courtney, Madison and Kristen and nephews Nicholas and Cameron survive her, and also her two "adopted" daughters, Natalie and Candice Lau of San Diego, whom she loved to the moon.
Jill's abounding spirit, joy and talents were celebrated earlier in Mission Viejo, California. Her life also will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. May 13, 2017, at a gathering at Walnut Creek Clubhouse, 4600 Colter Drive.
Jill would hope that you would kindly consider a donation to any animal or environmental cause in her beloved honor. Please share your thoughts, condolences and special stories about Jill at www.fairhavenmemorialservices.com, as a tribute book will be made for the family.
Published on May 7, 2017