On Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, Jessica Dawn Larter-Stephens went to be with our Lord and Savior at the age of 42. Jessica was born to Alvan Larter Jr. and Deanne Baker-Krause Dec. 22,1976. She was raised in Whitefish until she was 14 and at that time the family moved to North Pole, Alaska.
She was a very loving, caring, and mischievous person. She was always there to help when anybody needed a helping hand and she loved with all of her heart. Her family was her life and she was a very proud mother of her three children, Alexandria Stephens (Fairbanks, Alaska), Courtney Stephens, and Trentan Stephens of Westport, Indiana.
Jessica loved people and got along with many through her job as a cook at the Nenana Student Living Center and co-owner of Arctic Sweets & Treat, with her daughter Alexandria, serving the community and a lot of tourists. She had the gift of gab and loved meeting and interacting with many different people.
She is survived by her children, Alexandria, Courtney and Trentan; her mother, Deanne Baker-Krause, (Deryl) of Nenana, Alaska; her father, Alvan “Butch” Larter Jr. (Liza) of St. Paul, Minnesota; her brothers, Travis Banning (Patti) of North Pole, Micheal Larter of Free Port, Illinois, Zachery Larter (Kristen) of Waverley Iowa, Kyle Krause (Anesha) of Anchorage, Alaska, David Banning (Lori), Josh Banning, Jim Banning, all in Spokane, and Jesse Banning (Katie) of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; sister, Kelly Nee-Skinner (Shawn) of Lewiston, Idaho; her grandparents, Norman and Mary Davis, of Kalispell; uncles, Ron Davis (Brenda), Kenneth Baker (Karen), Clint Baker (Yiting) and Ross Baker; aunts, Rebecca Padgett, Ramona Pieper (Hank), and Mary “Missy” Davis-Vance; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Erling and Veda Engebretson; grandfather, Roger Baker; uncles, Dean Baker and Ordean Engebretson; and aunts, Bonnie Anderson and Geraldine Baker.
Our loving angel, Jessica, will be missed by family, friends and anyone who knew her.
A celebration of her life will be at 10 a.m. on Dec. 14 at St. Matthew’s Catholic School, with a potluck to follow.
Thank you for your love and prayers.