Jennifer Pavelich Clinton

November 02, 1974 – June 14, 2010

Iowa City, Iowa

Jennifer Pavelich Clinton, 35, of Iowa City chose to end her life Monday, June 14, 2010.  Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with Rabbi Jeffrey Portman officiating. There will be a time of fellowship and support at the funeral home following the services. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to NAMI or Nature Conservancy. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @

Jennifer was born November 2, 1974, in Iowa City, the daughter of Robert Clinton and Patricia (Abel) Clinton. She attended schools in the Iowa City School District, graduating with the Class of 1993 from City High School. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Special Studies degree from Cornell College in 1997, and her law degree from the University of Iowa Law School in 2002. She got her dream job in 2004 as a prosecuting attorney at the Linn County Attorney’s office, where she remained employed until her death.

Jennifer will be remembered as a funny, passionate and caring woman. We fell in love with her smile and her laugh, and were captivated by her dedication to those she loved. Jennifer was extremely proud of her law degree, and devoted her career to assisting those who were victimized by crime. Her other passions included animal welfare and nature conservation.

Her family includes her husband, Joseph Clinton Pavelich; their son, Noah; her parents, Patricia Clinton of Iowa City; and Robert Clinton of Phoenix, AZ; twin sister, Erica Clinton and her husband, Brent Never of Kansas City, MO; brother, Aaron Seth Clinton of Madison, WI; and grandparents, Phyllis and Fred Clinton of Farmington Hills, MI.

We could never have had enough time with Jennifer, but we will always treasure those moments we did have.