Jeni Lyn (Jennilyn) Talbot, age 49, departed this world on January 9th, 2021, in Phoenix, AZ. She was born November 7th, 1971 to Carolyn Jane Barker Talbot and Frank Joseph Talbot, in Bountiful, Utah. She was raised in Newton, Utah, and graduated from Sky View High School, Class of 1990, where her extraordinary cheerleading talents earned her a college scholarship. After graduation, she moved to Provo, Utah, where she began pre-med courses at BYU. While living in Provo, she met and married Dominic Brockwell, with whom she had one child, a son.
Jennilyn was known for her fun-loving, outgoing, and youthful character; always the life of any party, she brought light and laughter to any gathering. While she was blessed with many talents, she was exceptionally gifted at playing the piano and singing. She had an incredible singing voice and she used this gift to serve in many ways.
Jennilyn was loved by many and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her son, Alec William Brockwell of Provo, Utah (spouse Esther C.); three siblings, Todd Talbot of Kaysville, Utah, Daniel Frank Talbot of Mesa, Arizona; Kristine Ash of Layton, Utah (spouse Gary); Aunt, Diane Patton of Eugene, Oregon (spouse Nephi). She was preceded in death by her parents, Carolyn and Frank Talbot, and siblings; Laurie Talbot Howell, William Barker Talbot, and Steven Swift Talbot.
Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, at the Newton LDS church building, 12 South 100 West, Newton, UT. Internment and graveside service will follow at the Newton Cemetery. For those who cannot attend in person, a Livestream feed will be provided so that you may remotely join the service. The link is below.
End-of-life resources were not in place so the family is humbly accepting donations to cover the final burial expenses. If you would like to contribute, donations can be made directly to the funeral home. There is a link below.
To offer condolences to the family or to share a memory of Jennilyn, please leave a tribute on this page. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Franklin County Funeral Home, Preston, Idaho.
"I watched the services via the provided link. Thank you to all of you for speaking and sharing memories. My mom is Diane Barker Patton, which makes Jenni and I cousins. Jenni and I were 2 years apart in age and spent many summer vacations together as young girls, as my mom wanted to go visit my Aunt Callie and family as often as she could. I have memories of many of you that spoke at the funeral. And Jenni is in all of those memories connected to each of you. Jenni and I would take the Howell kids to the park, when Laurie would come to see Aunt Danny (my mom) when she was in Newton, visiting. I remember Amy Anne and Kasi as really small little girls, opening and closing the door to Aunt Callie?s bedroom, as Jenni and I sat visiting with Aunt Callie. I remember seeing Brody as a really young little boy. I?m not sure I ever met little Steve, but what a treat to get to see you as an adult via YouTube of all things. I remember seeing young Alec doing some karate moves with Jenni watching, at a birthday celebration for our Grandma ABC, as we called her - Aileen Barker Culmsee.
It?s not easy to attend, even virtually, another Talbot funeral. My life has been punctuated by Talbot funerals, as have been yours as well. Even more so, as you are all the children of those that have passed at such young ages. I appreciate the honest sharing that you all took part in, today. What I come away with is the reassurance that family matters. We are connected. I see my features in your features. I see traits of your parents, my cousins, in each of you. I LOVED my grandparents. Aileen Barker Culmsee was amazing. I think maybe Jenni carried much of her fun loving ways in her personality. These things connect us. Please know that even though your earth-side family seems to be shrinking, that you each matter. You are still connected to a larger family. Thank you for sharing today and reminding me of our family connections. "
"Jennilyn was my sister, Carolyn\'s daughter. I treasure the memories of gathering together with my sister\'s 6 children and my four at our parents, Bill and Aileen Barker\'s home in Newton for holidays. When Jenni was just a baby, her mother flew to Missouri where I was living in Columbia. Carolyn was attending a Pace Music conference in St. Lewis. We stayed in a motel together so I could take care of Jenni while she was in meetings. Along with my two-year old daughter, we enjoyed Jenni\'s bright smiles and cooing. I cared for her then and have always cared about her.
She visited us in Oregon as an adult. Our home is surrounded by hundreds of years-old Oak Trees. She was fascinated by them and called them her Dr. Sues Trees. I long to join with the family for her funeral, but due to age and Covid, I am not able to. So my love is with you all at this time and always. Diane Barker Patton"
"I knee Jeni from church. I hadn't known her long, but I loved her dearly. My children adored her. To the family, deepest sympathies for your loss."