Daysha Shanice Jurgens-Thorpe
- November 20, 1996 - June 20, 2012
- Iowa City, Iowa
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“Our sweet Daysha how we miss you so very much. Daysha was a remarkable young lady. She was a part of our family since i can remember her walking...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: Shannon Shoemaker - Iowa City, IA
I am a screen writer from Phoenix and came upon this obituary of this beautiful girl. We are working on a script about the other side of life....Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: chris remington - Phoenix, AZ
“The day Daysha was born changed my life forever! I was only !8 and a new single mom and scared to death, but the moment I held my babygirl in my arms...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Nicole Jurgens - Iowa City, IA
“We will always love and miss you...
We are so glad to have the blessing of having you in our lives...
5 of 34 | Posted by: Elizabeth Becotte, Alyssa W., Steven W., and Isabella - CO
“To Daysha's Family-
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, now and in the days ahead. Know that God is with you, and WILL provide...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Shannah Hawkins - Davenport, IA
“We are sorry for your loss. Day'Sha was a gorgeous young person who made an incredible impression on those that knew her. We will keep your family in...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: The Nocentelli-Franklin Family - IA
“Daysha - I know time has passed and you've grown so much, but I want you to know that I have ALWAYS considered you my niece - and no amount of time...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Jennifer Barrett - St Louis, MO
“I've known Daysha since she was 2 years old. She was a good friend to my kids and we spent plenty of time together during her younger years. She...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Nate Mims - Iowa City, IA
“I was so sorry to hear of your loss. May God provide the comfort you need in the days ahead as you remember and treasure the memories you have of...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Lois Bird - Iowa CIty, IA
“The day that we had so much rain and it fluded out the lakeside pound and we all went swimming in the grass part and when abi & jenny though a bucket...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Mary Jensen - Iowa city Iowa, IA
“I spent a small amount of time with this beautiful girl with my daughter and all I can say is she had the most beautiful smile, nice and loveable...Read More »
14 of 34 | Posted by: keisha - coralville, IA
“I can not express my sympathy that I feel for you and your family. My GOD please watch over you in this time of need. Remember the good Lord never...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: LaLaura Logan -Thomas - IL
“so very very sorry, no words can heal the pain, my heart goes out to you and family.
16 of 34 | Posted by: Joy Adams - Wilton , IA - friend
“She is so beautiful. I am so sorry the lord took her so early. He must have great plans for her. I lost my 2yr old cousin n the loss of a child is...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Tracy Sanders - Davenport , IA
“From the day I laid eyes on you, I loved you. You are my niece forever and always. No matter what went on I always found a way to keep up with you....Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Aunty - IA
I will never forget the year that we meet, way back in 1999... Neighbours BBQ and the kids hanging together real tough. Daysha and Steven...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Elizabeth Becotte, Alyssa W., Steven W., and Isabella - CO
“Sleep well Daysha and when you awake you'll soar with Angel wings...
We'll miss your beautiful smile and warm hugs, we were so blessed to have you...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: jenifer freeman - iowa city, IA
“Words cannot express the sorrow we feel at beautiful daysha's passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If we can do anything...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: joe & Beth Pyle - Davenport, IA
“I would like to extend my sympathy to your family. I am a teacher at SouthEast Junior High and got to know Daysha whle she was an 8th grader in our...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: Anita Ehmsen - teacher
“I'm so sorry sweetheart that you could not stay longer. Words cannot express the saddness in my heart. God never allows his angels to stay to long,...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Tanyelle Aurthur - Davenport, IA
“I love you Daysha and will miss your beautiful smile...words cannot decribe the sadness I feel that you are gone..I am so sorry I was not around as...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Jessica Jackson - Davenport, IA
“Just thinking on how you where just in class with us what a month or so ago and to know that you and all of us where so excited for summer. i know...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: bj Sullivan
“We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Daysha's passing. She was a student of ours who we remember well. Daysha was always quick with a smile,...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Tom and Sheila Hocking - IA
“I am so sad to hear if Daysha's passing. I wish you comfort in the happy memories you made together. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
27 of 34 | Posted by: Dory Smith - Iowa city, IA
“I love you Nikki! I loved Daysha too. She was a very sweet girl and had her whole life cut too short. But remember, He needs her to protect her loved...Read More »
28 of 34 | Posted by: Rhianna Merideth - Davenport, IA
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Nicole and her familly at this time of sorrow. I watched Daysha grow up into a beautiful young woman. We are all...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Jeanne Nunley - Iowa CIty, IA
“My deepest sympathies are with all of you as you travel this very sad journey. My God continue to watch over Daysha and her family. God Bless.
30 of 34 | Posted by: Teresa - Davenport, IA
“Daysha was a very sweet, kind girl. When she and my son were in kindergarten together, she was like a little mother hen-always making sure that he...Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Wendy Weller - IOWA CITY, IA
“The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.
I am so sorry for your...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: Michell Crow
“I am so saddened by this whole tragedy. I cannot conceive of how much grief you all must be in having 3 children of my own. I got to know Daysha...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Sheree Freeman Wenman - Iowa City, IA
“We just wanted to express our condolences and our sympathy to your whole family. Although, we didn't know Daysha personally, our son was a sophomore...Read More »
34 of 34 | Posted by: The Kuennen Family - Iowa City, IA
Daysha S. Jurgens-Thorpe, 15, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, where there will be a period of visitation one hour prior to the services, and following the services. A memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.
Daysha Shanice Jurgens-Thorpe was born November 20, 1996, in Davenport, Iowa. She had just finished her freshman year at City High School, and was looking forward to her sophomore year in the fall. She enjoyed anything to do with art, her friends, and her family.
Her family includes her mother, Nicole Rae Jurgens; father, Demond Allen Thorpe; sisters, Samiya Batie and Demara Thorpe; brothers, Christopher Monthomery, Chaz Thorpe and Keiran Thorpe; grandmothers, Jacqueline Jurgens and Ollie Thorpe; grandfathers, Mark Harris and Jerry Lewis; aunts, Sabrina Harris, Tara Thorpe, Charlotte Casing, Wendi Rooks, Melanie Torres, and Emma Corruthers; uncles, Delaine Thorpe, Dey Thorpe, John Thorpe, Christopher Johnson, and Kalandis McNeil; and her nephew, Chaverez Thorpe.