Jennifer Marie Post of Lehigh Acres, Florida (formerly of Trumansburg) passed away unexpectedly on November 8, 2010, at the age of 24.


Born in Ithaca on June 16, 1986, Jennifer was the daughter of Kenneth Post and Carolyn Feltner Gates. She attended the Trumansburg schools and spent free time working for horse stables in the area. Jenniferís devotion to the care of the horses enhanced her experience in riding. With an appreciation for the outdoors, she planted and tended flowers. When Jennifer moved to Florida a few years ago, she was elated at the extended growing season. She continued to care for and ride horses in Florida at area boarding stables.


In addition to her parents, Jennifer is survived by three brothers, Jacob and Jeffery Post, and Bobby Gates; two sisters, Natalie Post Knapp and Brenda Gates; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Pearsall; paternal grandmother, Maudie Post; best friend, Coty Hughes; her dog Ozzy (a faithful travelling companion ) and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.


A Memorial Service will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the Trumansburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Losey officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Prayers of Committal at Grove Cemetery, to be scheduled at a later date, will be private.


The family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Jenniferís memory to kindly consider the SPCA  of Tompkins County, 1640 Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.