Jaime Regen


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Jaime Regen Rea

Apr 06 1977 - Mar 16 2007

Jaime Regen Rea, age 29, of Allen, Texas, and formerly Plano, lost her 9-year battle against melanoma cancer on March 16, 2007. Jaime was born on April 6, 1977, in Mentor, Ohio. She moved to Plano as an infant and grew up there, attending Shepard Elementary School, Wilson Middle School, Vines High School, and Plano Senior High School. She was involved in various sports, including the Plano YMCA swim team, and was on the drill team at both Vines and Plano Sr. High. She was a member of Temple Shalom in Dallas. Jaime graduated from Plano Sr. High in 1995 and went on to receive an Associates Degree from Collin County Community College. She then graduated with honors from University of North Texas in fashion merchandizing in 2000. She was employed by Fossil in Richardson for a year. On February 2, 2002, Jaime married Brent Rea. During the past 5 years, she has been active as an independent jewelry designer, with her major line being awareness bracelets. Jaime was diagnosed with melanoma when she was 20 years old. She fought a long and hard battle and has been a hero and an inspiration to melanoma patients and their families all over the world. She touched many lives with her positive determined attitude, huge smile, and her strong will to live. She loved life and lived it to its fullest, never complaining about her pain and discomfort. Surviving her are her husband Brent; parents, Larry and Donna (Helm) Regen of Allen; brothers, Ben Regen and his wife Mandy of St. Louis, Missouri, and Tim Regen of Plano; grandmother, Mildred Helm of Gulfport, Florida; and father-in-law, Paul Rea of Plano; as well as numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel (2525 Central Expressway North, Allen) with Rabbi Andrew Paley officiating. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Wednesday evening, beginning at 7:00 PM, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 24 Old Georgetown Road, Princeton, NJ 08540, or to the Richardson Regional Medical Foundation "Cancer Shall Not Have the Last Word" Campaign, 401 W. Campbell, Richardson, TX 75080.
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