JENNY Crossley braved cancer with laughs and jokes.
Even through terrible pain, she kept on smiling.
The 27-year-old, from Bradley, lost her fight on February 17 in St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds.
Pretty, blonde-haired Jenny went to Bradley Infant and Junior schools and Deighton High School.
She was dyslexic and worked hard to keep up academically, winning a pupil of the year award in junior school.
Her older sister, Angela, says: "Jenny was really popular at school; she was in with the in-crowd.
"She was very trendy and wore baggy jeans. She was mouthy and clever, with hard-girl image. She was into art and cooking and anything to do with children."
After school Jenny started nursery nurse training. She adored her two nephews and loved to babysit.
Later, she worked selling double-glazed windows and doors. Angela says: "She had the gift of the gab and could sell to anyone."
Jenny, who leaves boyfriend Darren Thornton, had hoped for a career in beauty therapy before her illness set her back.
Yet she remained strong until the end.
Her mother, Gloria Crossley, says: "Even when she was very ill she would laugh and joke the with the ambulancemen and say: "I'll get over this."
"She was a real party girl - and so determined."
She went to a fundraising night featuring music from local band Serf that her family had organised to help Ward 12 at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, where she had been treated.
Out for just a day from hospital, she even managed to have a dance at the December event, despite being very weak.
She never got to present the £1,900 raised - which has now been handed over by Angela.
Almost 400 people packed into Jenny's funeral at St Thomas's Church, Bradley.
Angela says: "We came in to Michael Jackson's Thriller, which she loved, and she went out to Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics."
Jenny was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2003. After initial treatment the disease re-emerged and spread to her lungs, spine and ribs.
Gloria says: "She stayed positive throughout and put on a brave face, despite how much she was hurting.
"She was an inspiration. People came from all over for her funeral. We were overwhelmed with flowers and charity donations."