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When she loved you, she really loved you.

That’s what Jim Mooney remembers about his late wife Vanessa, the fiery redhead who lit up his life for five years.

The pair met through a mutual friend, and Vanessa struck Jim with her indomitable personality, sense of adventure, and gentle heart.

“One weekend, I wanted to test drive a car. She jumped in with me and we drove up to Lake Tahoe,” said Jim. “We played in the snow, explored Ponderosa Ranch, played the slot machines for the first time, and saw a show together.”

Vanessa showed Jim a world of firsts.