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RAF LAKENHEATH, England — To her friends and loved ones, Jenny Carman was more than a manager at the RAF Feltwell furniture store. She had an infectious laugh and smile, which were remembered Monday during a ceremony at the RAF Lakenheath chapel.

Carman, 30, was killed Feb. 6 when her Ford Escort and another vehicle collided at the junction of the B1112 and the C620.

About 100 mourners attended the ceremony. Many knew Carman from the furniture store and RAF Lakenheath’s base exchange, where she previously worked.

Tech Sgt. Rob Simpson said he knew Carman for 10 years and first met her while stationed in North Dakota, where she was from.

“Jenny was always smiling, always laughing, always pleasant to be around,” Simpson said in his eulogy. “Her laugh [was] so childlike, but still warm and funny.”

Although military servicemembers often lose friends as they leap from base to base, there are a select few they keep along the way, Simpson said. Carman was one of those friends to him, he said.

“A good friend, a close friend never goes away,” a choked-up Simpson said.

Carman’s boyfriend, William Muldoon, said she was sweet, friendly and generous to anyone she encountered.

“She was jealous of her friends, [and] I don’t mean in a vicious way,” Muldoon said. “I mean, jealous that she wanted their time. She thrived on other people’s company and they thrived on hers.”


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