After many years battling addiction, our beloved Jody Elden, 32 passed away late Sunday evening tragically from a drug overdose.
She was born on February 16, 1985 in Duluth to Mark and Kathy Elden. She was a lifelong Duluth resident and grew up on Park Point where she loved spending time on the beach.
Her greatest joy and love of her life was her son Ethan. She was tremendously proud of him and the amazing young man he has become. She also dearly loved her nieces and nephews and they adored her. Jody will always be remembered for her huge and caring heart. She accepted and loved everyone with open arms. Even in her darkest moments she would remember important details about others or have a special gift for the kids in her life.
We have all prayed that she would find peace here on earth, but she was unable to due to the destruction of addiction. We can all find comfort in the fact that she is now at peace in the loving embrace of God.
We are having a memorial gathering for her on Thursday, September 21, 9-11am, with a short tribute at 10am, at the Cremation Society 4100 Grand Ave., Duluth.
Donations to a special savings account for college or significant life needs for her son Ethan Drift (managed by his aunts Kyle & Kacey) can be made online http://www.kyleleiayoga.com/jody-in-our-hearts/ or mailed out to Ethan Drift Donation, Republic Bank attn. Penny, 1619 Woodland Ave., Duluth, MN 55803 #addiction #sayinggoodbye #deathnote #love