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Jennifer H. Dice


Jennifer H. Dice, 42, of Harrisburg, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 5, 2017 in Harrisburg Hospital. She was the loving wife of Cassandra L. Dice.

Jennifer was born on January 26, 1975 in Harrisburg, Pa., the daughter of Melvin D. Jr. and Barbara G. (Grove) Henry.

She was a United States Navy veteran where she served as a corpsman. Jen worked in the medical field as an anesthesia technician. She was a volunteer for Pitties Love Peace, Elizabethtown. Jen enjoyed crafting, knitting, crocheting, gardening, reading, horseback riding and archery. She was a big animal advocate. Jen’s greatest love was her family!

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Helen Love Grove, and by her paternal grandparents, Melvin D. Henry Sr. and Hilda M. Henry.

In addition to her wife, Jen is survived by her daughter, Taylor C. LaFollette of Sanger, Calif., and her son, Nicholas M. LaFollette of McSherrystown, her parents, Melvin D. Jr. and Barbara (Grove) Henry of Middletown; her brother, Michael D. Henry and fiancée Teresa Rubio, her maternal grandfather, Harry B. Grove Jr., her father-in-law, Charles W. Dice Jr., her mother-in-law, Lori J. Bluste, her brother-in-law, Scott W. Dice, and her beloved pets, Zara Love Dice, Brandy Henry and Mr. Stitcher. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as lifelong friends, James Clements, Christine Poligone Dorman, and Darcy Lyter Allen.

Jennifer was a warm person with a giving heart. She requested that her organs be donated, and Gift of Life said many others would benefit from her generosity.

A tribute to Jennifer’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, Pa. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Hillsdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made in memory of Jen to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

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