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Jaclyn Dawn Zabel

June 30, 1988 ~ May 29, 2018 (age 29)

Jaclyn Dawn Zabel “Jacy”… A Tribute by her Mother Dawn.
Jaclyn passed away unexpectedly in Caldwell, Idaho, on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Jaclyn Dawn was born in Nampa, Idaho, on June 30, 1988 to Terry Zabel and Dawn Jantzen. She graduated from Mountain View High School in Meridian, Idaho, in 2007. Jaclyn married Kyle Haver of Boise in 2007. They welcomed their first daughter in 2007 and a second in 2008. They divorced in 2009. Jaclyn was an amazing mother who loved her children dearly. Jaclyn welcomed her third daughter in 2009 and then in 2012 she welcomed her only son. Jaclyn Dawn’s children will remember her as a loving, patient mother who enjoyed life and had a beautiful smile.
Jacy was a very expressive person who, even though she was deaf, she was well understood. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, bonfires and the outdoors. She loved animals, children and life. Jacy brought joy to all who knew her; she was kind, compassionate and had a beautiful heart. She loved her siblings, her grandparents and her children. Jaclyn touched many lives.
Jaclyn is survived by her parents, Terry Zabel of Caldwell; her mother, Dawn Jantzen and stepfather, Daryl Jantzen of Colorado Springs, CO; five siblings, Mary Zabel of Wilder, ID, Sheila Zabel, Stephanie Zabel Baxter, and Charlene Zabel all of Caldwell, and Terry A Zabel, II of Colorado Springs.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, George and Carol Zabel of Caldwell.
Funeral services will be held at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell, Idaho on Tuesday, June 5th at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at the Greenleaf Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jacy’s life. Donations may be made to the Go Fund Me account that has been set up to help provide for her children at or you may send donations to a charity that helps victims of Domestic Violence.

Jaclyn Dawn Zabel… a Tribute by her Father Terry.
Jaclyn Dawn Zabel was born on June 30, 1988 to the parents of Dawn and Terry Zabel. At about 15 months old, Jaclyn became very sick which resulted in her loss of hearing, but that didn’t stop her from living her life to the fullest! Throughout her childhood Jaclyn participated in basketball, softball, volleyball and was very involved with church activities. She was a smart kid and was able to stay in a mainstream school with just the assistance of an interpreter. At the age of 12, she moved with her family out to the country and started raising many animals on the farm. Jackie had such a strong love for animals and the outdoors.
When she was about 13 she underwent a procedure and received a cochlear implant. One of the very first sounds she heard was that of a goat “bahhing”. It was such a blessing!
She also enjoyed high school drag racing, driving her Dad’s 1967 Camaro at Firebird Raceway, where she won many trophies and ribbons. In 2007, Jackie graduated from Mountain View High School and later that year married Kyle Haver.
On August 9, 2007, Jaclyn gave birth to her first born, Willow Dawn. On October 27, 2008 she gave birth to her second daughter, Aspen Francie. She later divorced and met Ian. Jackie and her young family moved to Sandpoint, Idaho, where she then gave birth to her third daughter, River Sky on July 13, 2010. In 2012, Jaclyn gave birth to her one and only son, Knight Star on April 17th. Jaclyn was such a loving, caring, kindhearted mother, daughter, sister and friend! Her kids were most important to her. A few months ago Jackie and her family moved back to Caldwell to be closer to her family and friends. We will forever cherish the moments we spent with her.
Jackie is survived by her father, Terry; mother, Dawn; sisters, Mary, Sheila, Stephanie and Charlene; brother, Terry; her 4 children, Willow, Aspen, River and Knight; and 9 nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her Grandma and Grandpa Zabel.

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