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Jaime Louise Throop Espinoza


August 23, 2017

Jaime Throop Espinoza passed away peacefully at home on August 14, 2017 with her family and friends surrounding her with love. Jaime was born December 3, 1964 to Jerry and Margaret Throop in Chewelah, Washington. She was the second of their four children. Jaime grew up in Glenwood and attended Glenwood Consolidated Schools. After high school, Jaime attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg for two years. It was during that time that Jaime met and married Rick Espinoza in 1985. Her daughter, Jazmine, was born in 1986.

After living several years in Maryland, Jaime and Jazmine moved back to Glenwood and Goldendale. Presently, Jaime lived in Goldendale and worked at the Klickitat County Road Department at the time of her passing. Jaime was active in both Glenwood and Goldendale communities. For several years, Jaime volunteered for the Goldendale chapter of Relay for Life. She was always available to friends and family when help was needed. You didn’t have to ask…Jaime was there.

As a child and teenager, Jaime participated in school sports and 4-H, entering sewing, craft and cooking projects, as well as, lambs and beef. In 1983, Jaime raised a Reserve Champion Market steer, and that was certainly the highlight of her time in 4- H. She always looked forward to the Fair, and after moving back home she enrolled her daughter in 4- H sewing, cooking, and lamb projects. That led to Jaime helping the young livestock exhibitors and her nephews, Jaylin and Jonathan Throop, get ready to show over the years. Any year, Jaime could be found at the Fair helping where needed.

Jaime loved animals. She was always trying to make a match between stray dogs and cats with friends in need of a little four-legged love. It had been awhile since Jaime had ridden horses. Even though she wasn’t constantly involved with horses, she was always interested in her friends and family as they competed and used horses for daily activities. Over the years, she took several trips with her dad, Jerry. Her interests were simple ...crafts, reading, gardening, pets as well as family and friends. I think we would all agree that the hobby and collection that brought Jaime the most joy would have to be the friends she had and her family. She will always remain a part of our hearts and we will remember Jaime with all of her vim and vigor that was Jaime’s nature.

Jaime was preceded in death by her grandparents, Herrel and Myrtle Throop, Oliver and Mary L. Kreps, and several uncles and aunts.

Jaime is survived by her daughter, Jazmine; father, Gerald; mother, Margaret; sisters, Judi and Jessica (Strawn); nephew, Mason Strawn; brother, Jason; sister-in-law, Rachel; and nephews, Jaylin and Jonathan Throop.

Her family wishes to thank the kind, caring doctors and nurses at OHSU, all the family and friends who visited Jaime while she was ill, and the caring people at Hospice.

Donations to the following organizations, in memory of Jaime Louise Throop Espinoza, can be made to: Friends of the Fair or Dogs of the Gorge.


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