Obituary: Jessie Lee Hust |

Obituary: Jessie Lee Hust

Jessica Lee Hust was born on July 23, 1985, in Ventura, Calif., to Nancy Ellen Thompson and Steven Douglas Hust. Jessica spent her years as a young child playing in the California surf and enjoying the closeness of her family. Jessica moved with her parents and older sister Holly Ann Hust to Pollock Pines, Calif., in 1989, where her family built the mountain home of their dreams. In the serene beauty of the pine trees, Jessica developed a love for camping and swimming. Jessica was a bright student and was attending Markham Middle School in Placerville, Calif., when she and her mother moved to Solvang, Calif. Powering through a separated family, Jessica continued to excel.

This time marked the beginning of an expansive growth of Jessica’s amazing artistic abilities. At Santa Ynez High School Jessica was an Advanced Placement Art Student and won a plethora of awards for her excellent accomplishments. Jessica graduated from Santa Ynez High in June 2003 and went on to further her education at Santa Barbara City College, followed by attending California State University, Fresno.

Jessica continued her artistic development and earned a BA in Fine Arts, with an emphasis in sculpture in June 2008. Jessica was honored and loved by her art professors and colleagues at Fresno State and moved on to exhibit her art work at the C Gallery and other local venues.

As a lover of adventure and nature, Jessica moved to Truckee in October 2008 to join her sister Holly.

Jessica was immediately loved by everyone she met. She became a fast and furious skier, continued to make beautiful art, and worked at the Blue Coyote Bar and Grill in Squaw Valley. Jessica moved to Lompoc, Calif., in March 2010 where she worked at Palmina Winery and also continued to work as an artist.

Jessica was deeply passionate about whatever she did, from swimming, to her deep appreciation of music, to baking, and especially to sculpting. Jessica was also an extremely compassionate person, and everyone she met was touched by her inner beauty. Jessica was a philanthropist; she was always truly interested in making everyone else’s day brighter and lighter. In the spirit of her generosity, she was a volunteer for the Red Cross and an adopter of a rescue dog.

Jessica was an amazing person; she was of the best spirit and heart. She was a fun-loving free spirit, full of vibrancy and joy. Her genuine smile and sparkly eyes will be truly and deeply missed by all.

Jessica Lee Hust is a bright ray of sunlight. We love you Jessie Lee.

Jessica Lee Hust, 25 years old, is survived by her mother Nancy Thompson, her sister Holly Hust, her father Steven Hust and his wife Jan Hust and her two daughters. Jessica is also survived by her loving extended family including her Grandfather Ken Thompson and her Grandmother Anna Hust.

A celebration of Jessie Lee’s Life will be held at the Truckee Regional Park at the lower river BBQ picnic area on Thursday Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jessie Lee Hust Memorial Fund. Please write checks to the and#8220;Jessie Lee Hust Memorial Fundand#8221; 38 Bundy Circle, Buellton, CA 93427. Please call Holly (530) 412-3548 with any questions. Thank you to everyone for your love and support.

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