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Jennifer Golan, 54

| June 5, 2024 8:40 AM

Jennifer Nelson Golan, 54 of Columbia Falls, passed away on Feb. 23, 2024, after navigating cancer diagnoses and treatments for over 15 years. She was born June 3, 1969, in Mesa, Arizona, to Laura B. Cherrington (Hovland) and the late Donald J. Nelson.

She grew up in Whitefish and graduated from Whitefish High School and Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for ten years before returning to the Flathead Valley to live in Columbia Falls for the past 20 years. Professionally, she was a graphic designer and project manager. 

Jennifer enjoyed cooking, travel, arts and crafts, hiking, relaxing on the river and lakes, and spending time with good friends and her dog, Alta. Her family, especially her boys Noah and Kai, meant the world to her; she was their number one fan, supporting them passionately in all their sports and activities. 

She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Alon Golan; children, Noah A. and Kai M. Golan; brother, Chris Nelson (Christy); and mother, Laura Cherrington (Donnie). 

A celebration of Jennifer’s life will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on June 21, at the COOP in Columbia Falls.