Jennifer Coan

jenny-coan-photoJennifer Nechey Coan of Moscow died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. She was 34.

Jenny was born January 13, 1982 in Caldwell, Idaho to Michael Everly and Jacqueline E. Coan. The family moved to Moscow in 1989 where Jenny attended McDonald Elementary, and Moscow Junior and Senior High Schools, graduating in 1999. She lived in Oregon for a time and later returned to Moscow. She then worked variously before going to work for Eco-Analytics where she met her longtime partner, Jordan.

While working at Good Samaritan she became interested in phlebotomy, obtaining her degree from Lewis-Clark State College. Jenny has been the Assistant Coordinator for the Idaho Stars Program at the University of Idaho for the past six years.

Jenny enjoyed books, art, science, had a great love of animals and a wonderful sense of humor. Jenny’s infectious laugh filled the room.

She had participated in several 5K charity runs. Recently she and Jordan travelled to Oregon for a musical performance and a trip up the coast.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1997 as well as her grandparents, Col. Walter and Bertha Nechey and John and Lois Coan.

Surviving are her partner of nine years, Jordan Howell at their Moscow home, her mother, Jackie Coan of Moscow, her brother Sean and best friend Rose Coan of Helena, MT and was loving called “Chacha” by her beloved nieces and nephews, Seamus, Harper, Finn and Sage. Also surviving are Jordan’s family, his parents Jerry and Paula Howell and his brother Jacob (Jodi) Howell and their children, Heather and Lily, all of Post Falls.

A memorial service will be held, Monday, October 17, 2016 at 2:00pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Robin Biffle officiating.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Humane Society of the Palouse or to Habitat for Humanity.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to

2 Responses to Jennifer Coan

  1. Stacey Holbrook says:

    To Jackie and Sean…..I am absolutely heartbroken and will think of you both always as my family as I do with Jenny.

  2. Diane Baumgart says:

    May peace find Jenny and her loving family and friends. Know you are deeply loved and remembered.

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