Jennifer Oehlsen-Shiffrar, age 41, passed away September 26, 2020 in St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada due to complications from MS and Leukemia. She was born September 3, 1979, in Bitburg, Germany to Henry and Janell Oehlsen. Her family moved to Las Vegas where Jennifer was raised and graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1997. She was involved in cheerleading, ROTC, choir and drama. She received a Bachelorís degree in Medical Administration.
She worked at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino as a Front Desk Manager and in casino marketing, and then opened up the Wynn Resort in casino marketing. At the time of her passing, she worked for Wawanesa as a licensed insurance broker. Jennifer loved life and refused to let a diagnosis of MS at the age of 23 slow her down one bit. She traveled extensively with her husband Jason all over the west coast, Alaska, Canada, Hawaii, the Bahamas and France. She was happiest and at peace with her feet in the ocean, going to concerts with Jason and blasting her rock music in the car. Jenni loved cows and would always try to sneak up on them to get a good picture or pet them but it rarely worked; the family can regale you with stories.
Anyone who knew Jenni knows she loved using four-letter words as much as she loved her four-legged furbabies. One of her biggest passions in life was a love of animals, which led her to volunteer at the animal shelter. She backed this up by adopting six cats over the years. Her fascination of wolves led to her adopting two Huskies, Max and Loki, which she currently shared with Jason. Her furbabies meant everything to her, and she enjoyed bike rides with the dogs pulling her all over the neighborhood. Huskies pull really hard and she fell a few times but always got back up, just as she did throughout her life.
She is survived by her husband, Jason; father, Henry M. Oehlsen and mother, Janell Oehlsen of Mountain Home; maternal grand-mother, Nancy Martin of Mountain Home; paternal grandparents, Henry J. and Addie Oehlsen of Florida; brother, Henry J. Oehlsen; nephew, Henry S. Oehlsen; niece, Kansas Oehlsen of Las Vegas, and other family members in Idaho, Maryland, Florida and Califor-nia. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, James H. Martin; uncle Pat Martin and her beloved first kitty cat, Tigger. A celebration of life was held October 2, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Spring Mountain Ranch Park, Las Vegas, NV. A memorial website is available at www.affordablecbs.com.
In lieu of flowers, Jennifer would love to be remembered by donations to your local animal shelter.