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Anonymous
My memories of Julie are very vivid.  She was always kind, and so involved with the family.  I feel blessed to have known Julie.  My heart goes out to all the Griffin family, Julie will live on in you always!  I will follow the trial and hope that justice will prevail.  Know that you are all in my prayers.  Sincerely,
Kelly (Schindler) Quack
Monday, December 31, 2007 – 09:40 AM
Debra T.
My heart goes out to your family.  I was a victim of abuse, not to the extent of Julie.  But I do feel for your family and the children.  I will pray for all of you during the upcoming trial.I tried to donate through the Paypal link but it would not allow me.

God’s blessings to all of you.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 – 04:07 PM
Sara from CT
Your family bond is so strong.  My heart goes out to your family and her children.  May the support of others help.  May your family be strong during the upcoming months.  My prayers are with you.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 – 04:16 PM
Tina from Michigan
I don’t know your family and I never knew Julie, but I cannot tell you how terrible I feel for all of you. From reading this web site, it seems the world has lost a lovely, warm and caring woman and we are all the poorer for it. I am so, so sorry. I hope someday your family will be able to find some measure of peace.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 – 05:23 PM
I did not know Julie or the Griffith family. My heart goes out to all of you and I will be following the out come of this trial.May you all find peace soon and my prayers are that you will be reunited with Julie’s sons.Linda from w.Va.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 – 06:12 PM
I don’t know anyone in the family, but it is more than obvious from this page that Julie loved well and was well loved.  I pray for her family and children that you will soon find justice.  I can’t begin to imagine how difficult the last near-decade has been for all of you.
May God bless you and bring you peace and resolution in 2008.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 – 06:37 PM
Jean from PA
Praying for justice and healing for all of Julie’s friends and family.
May God shed his light on all of you during this stressful time of grief and legal proceedings.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 – 06:42 PM
nita
I did not know Julie, but share her birthday.  I am a real estate agent; I read that Julie was thinking of pursuing that career.  I know the family has lost a wonderful, caring daughter.  I pray that God will grant you comfort and especially strength in the upcoming months.  May justice prevail and her memory live forever.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 – 06:45 PM
a girl from upsate ny
I never had the pleasure of meeting Julie,though she sounds like a truly wonderful person inside and out.. She is home now, and watching down over all of you,i wish for you all to find peace within yourselves.. and i hope her sons will someday come to learn the truth..God now holds Julie in his home and his arms..May justice be served and may he never have another oppurnity to commit such evilness again..
God Bless you all
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 – 07:18 PM
Another mom
You brothers have created a tender and thoughtful — and thorough — tribute to your sister. Whatever the results of the trial, I hope her sons find this website and learn who their mother was. I am hopeful that her older son already has.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 – 07:25 PM
Julie’s friend
One can only imagine what your family has endured these past 9 years since Julie was taken from us all.  I am proud to say that I had the honor of knowing Julie.  She was a sweet, soft spoken woman who was incredibly kind to me and others.  I pray that you draw from her strength in these coming weeks and that justice is found for Julie.  I pray that David and Douglas truly know their mother’s love.  You boys were so very important to her.  May God bless Julie’s family.
Sunday, January 6, 2008 – 06:44 PM
Dawn F.  Cedar Grove, WI
your website is so well done.  I really admire all that you are doing for your sister, mother, friend.  Although I did not know Julie, I feel so bad for the loss that you all have.  I am, however, so proud of all of you for what you are doing in her memory.  Thank you for sharing her story with all who want to see. God Bless you.remember Kharma has its own way.

Monday, January 7, 2008 – 08:27 AM
Anonymous
Thank you for sharing your sister’s story and for keeping her memory alive through your touching website. I did not know your sister but have two sons who were born the same years her sons were born. I cannot imagine not being around to raise my boys, who are the joy of my life. I keep Julie’s boys and all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and believe in a just world.Amy
Whitefish Bay, WI

Monday, January 7, 2008 – 09:31 AM
Anonymous
After reading what your family and Julie had to endure as a result of one man’s selfishness is sickening.  I cried when I read the letters the brothers wrote to Julie.  May God watch over you all during this time of struggle and know in your hearts, Mark will get his just reward.  Maybe not now, but the fires of Hell are eternal.
Monday, January 7, 2008 – 04:04 PM
Someone who cares
Reading this has been heart wrenching.  Your sister surely has touched many hearts and left many wonderful memories.  The website you have created is such a loving tribute to someone so loved and so missed.  While she is no longer here in person, she surely is in Spirit.  I will pray for the outcome that is deserved and for her boys to get to know those that truly loved their Mother.
Monday, January 7, 2008 – 06:14 PM
Anonymous
I did not have the pleasure of knowing Julie. Through this website I do feel like I got to know a lot about the wonderful, caring, kind hearted woman that she really was. My heart aches for your family. I have just recently lost a sibling myself, my only comfort is knowing that my brother is up in heaven with wonderful people like Julie. Nothing could ever repair the aching part of our hearts that misses them so, but may we take comfort in the fact that they are always with us and always watching over us. I pray the lord helps your family through this difficult time with the trial. May you receive the verdict that you much deserve after all this time…..guilty. God Bless. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 – 10:02 AM
Stephanie Pankey Fort Worth Texas
What a beautiful woman…..and children and what could have been a continued life….
I do not believe she killed herself and hope that Mark Jensen pays sevenfold for his sins. I know that truth will prevail for your family. In many prayers.God Bless and keep faith.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 – 12:36 PM
a friend in california
Though I did not know Julie well, I remember her being very friendly and warm whenever I was at the Griffin house back when Paul and I were teens. You all always had such a good time together. It was great! I cannot imagine what all these years have been like, going through what you all have. I hope that future events provide some closure for all of you.
Sincerely, Brian Holland
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 – 10:23 PM
Praying in Oklahoma
I am sorry that I never got to meet Julie or any of you wonderful people. I cannot imagine the pain you must feel every day that you are without your beloved sister. I am a young mother, and I think of the two boys that do not have their mother. My heart goes out to them and you… I can’t even find the words to write to you. May you find strength in knowing that many are praying for your peace and Julie’s justice. God bless you.
Thursday, January 10, 2008 – 02:26 PM
A Friend In Georgia
I have truly enjoyed getting to know about Julie through your memorial website.  What a great way to memorialize and share with others.  I pray that the boys will know about their mother and what they meant to her.  I continue to watch the trial everyday and believe justice will provail !!  During this difficult time turn to God for strengh and comfort.  I will continue to pray for all of you.
Sincerely,
A Friend In Georgia
Friday, January 11, 2008 – 09:33 AM
In Loving Memory of Julie
This memorial website is a beautiful tribute to Julie and a gift to all those that knew and loved Julie. Having known her in high school,  I can truly say that this depicts the Julie that I remember…. always so kind, considerate and caring.  There is no doubt in my mind that she was a wonderful mother to her two boys.  It is such a tragedy that they will not have her by their side as they go through life.. and a tragedy that your family will not be able to share in the happiness of her loving presence. May you find peace and comfort in believing that she is watching over all of you and loving you in a way that “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (Corinthians 2:9)
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 – 06:45 AM
R.I.P.
i did not know you, but what a sad story my heart goes out to your family and you you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. R.I.P.Christy

Friday, January 18, 2008 – 07:56 AM
Thanks for the fight for Julie
Justice will be served, all because of your effort.What a great job by your family fighting such a long battle! You are the reason that Julie will be smiling soon in heaven when the criminal finally gets what he deserves.

The website captures so many wonderful beautiful memories and it is very touching to read. Thanks for sharing with us these fond memories and capturing all the timeline and supporting stories.

Friday, January 18, 2008 – 08:02 AM
Anonymous
What a compelling story…I have been glued to my seat reading this terrible tragedy that befell this obviously wonderful person…I know she is missed every day and I pray justice will prevail…I will be following this closely…
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 08:14 AM
A friend in Kentucky
I just wanted to say that I am praying for this family that justice is done for their sister Julie.
I hope that you will soon be reunited with her sons, so that you may tell them how much they’re mother loved them, and that they can have peace.
God be with you all, and may blessings be poured down from Heaven on your family and Julies young boys.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 08:18 AM
True-Colorado
I did not know this young woman, but even though she made a bad decission (her brief affair) she did not deserve to be taken from her children and very apparent loving family.Mark Jensen should be “PUT AWAY FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE” for what he has done, if he did not want to remain with Julie all he had to do was divorce her, I don’t think anyone would have blamed him for that, though Julie attempted to make amends for her bad choice.

But to take her life, there is an “EVIL” in this man that has not been fully seen. If he get’s off with killing Julie, his “new” wife might want to ask herself what he would do if she pisses him off. This man is not “STABLE” even in the broadest sense of the word. ” HE IS PURE EVIL” .

TO THE GRIFFEN FAMILY: Continue to stand strong and push for justice in your sister’s memory, I am sure that Julie is looking down upon you with great pride and thankfulness for not allowing her death to go un-answered.
GOD BLESS & KEEP YOU IS MY PRAYER.

Friday, January 18, 2008 – 08:20 AM
Anonymous
theresa*from tenn.may god be with your family.may justice be done.may julie rest in peace with the angels.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 08:26 AM
Tonya Stockton
I do not know either Julie or the rest of your family. I read her story and it touched me so that I cried. Each time I read the letter, I cry. My heart and prayers go out to you and the family. Her beautiful boys unfortunetly don’t have their mum but thay have the love and support of 4 wonderful uncles, grandparents, aunt, and uncles.I hope the responsible person gets what he deserves. What a coward and even more he’s self-absorbed, and a manipulative person.

I tried to make a donation, paypal would not allow me to. However, I’ll keep checking the site may just be a glitch. God bless you all and remember that a woman in Scottsdale, AZ is praying for your entire family. May Julie rest in eternal peace…hugs…

Friday, January 18, 2008 – 08:33 AM
Paula From Missouri
I do not know Julie or her family but have been following their story.  My heart goes out to the family and I hope justice is served very soon.  May she rest in peace.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 08:41 AM
From Toronto, Canada
What a tragic story, I cannot begin to imagine what your family has been through.  May justice previal in the following weeks.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 08:47 AM
Diane
After reading all the wonderful information about Julie I feel as though I knew her but I did not know her.  I wish there where more of Julies in society.  You have a wonderful family and I know justice will be served.  I am praying for your family.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 09:02 AM
Arizona Anita
What a beautiful tribute.  You all should be so very proud that you have memorialized your sister so that even strangers feel as if they know her.  I hope you will be reunited with her sons soon and that “justice will be served.”  Thank you so very much for sharing your story with the world.  You’ve created a tribute that anyone of us who has lost a loved one can strive to emulate.  My heart grieves with you!
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 09:10 AM
Lisa/Tehachapi, California
I was directed to this site via a news article about the case.  Your site is a beautiful tribute to your sister and the strong bonds of family.  As brothers, you have lost a significant part of your life with your sisters horrific, senseless death.  I am so sorry that you are also missing out on sharing life with Julie’s sons.  What a terrible loss on top of everything else that you’ve gone through.  As those boys mature and as this trial progresses, they will certainly have questions and learn the truth.  It will all work out.  Hold on to your hope, faith and Julie’s love and guidance from above.  I will continue to hold you in my thoughts and prayers.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 09:16 AM
Gail in Virginia
I am so sorry for this tradegy. I was involved in a situation myself with a man much like Mark. They are desperate, controlling and very intelligent. It amazes me what they get away with. I certainly hope in this case, justice is served for what he has done and I am convinced he did it.
Thank you for letting others see how much she meant to you and for her children how much they were loved.
May God continue watching over you all.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 09:37 AM
Brandy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
After viewing this beautiful website that was made as a memorial for your loving sister, it brought me to tears. Again this is a wonderful tribute to your sister. I feel so saddened to read what has happened to such a beautiful, loving person. And for someone to take her away from her son’s is just imaginable to even think. Justice needs to be served and will be served. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May your sister rest in peace! God Bless you all!
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 10:10 AM
Veronica from Sacramento, CA
My heart and prayers go out to your family, especially to your sister’s lil boys who had their mother taken away from them. I hope that justice will prevail and God sees to it that whomever (her husband) is responsibile for taking a mother from their children is TRULY punished to the fullest extent here on earth and in heaven/hell.
I cant fathom the pain your family has endured, im sure your sister is proud of you all for creating this website and allowing her voice to be heard.
Thank you for sharing.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 10:12 AM
Sherri from Maryland
What loving and devoted brothers you are.  The way you have honored her
with the website and your individual expressions of love in her memory were truly something quite amazing to read.  I am sorry for your pain.  I have a 26yr old daughter and pray for her safety all the time because in our society anymore, we don’t know who is normal and who is in disguise as to what they’re capable of.  Why can’t these men settle for divorce – are we raising such arrogance and greed, that they must kill and do they not even consider the pain of their own children?  When I read letters such as they ones to your sister, my faith is restored.  Your parents did a fine job.  I’m following the trial and hoping that justice will truly be served.  Your story has made a difference in my life such that I think more frequently about holding those dear to me close, for we never know at any given moment what can change our ability to do so.  God bless your family.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 11:06 AM
Anonymous
From DCMy deepest condolences to your entire family, but in particular her precious kids. No child should have to grow up without knowing their mother’s love. As an only child, I am so impressed with the depth of love that the four of you continue to show for your sister, even after all these years. Everyone should experience that kind of love in their life time. Justice will be served.

Ezekiel 25:17
I will carry out great vengeance on them and punish them in my wrath. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I take vengeance on them.’ ”

Friday, January 18, 2008 – 11:46 AM
Anonymous
I have been keeping up with Julies story. I hope they bring this to Justice. I believe he did kill Julie you can see it in his eyes and hear it in her Joice.. I pray for you all. This has truely hard on the kids for they have alot to face now and in the future. May God bless them and God will take care of them for Julie.. Love, M. Mockler Hooks TX
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 12:36 PM
dannie in california
Continue to document this for Julie’s children. They will grow up and want to know all about the mother that is not in their lives. This will show also the warm and loving family that is there for them. And it is the true memorial for your precious loss. I am sending an umbrella of healing prayer over your entire family.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 03:54 PM
Grace
Blessings on all of you in your time of need… there is darkness in this world but it is people like you who teach us that it does not have to prevail.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 05:12 PM
Another Julie
I don’t know this family, but my heart goes out to Julie’s children. I also can not help but think that Kelly LaBonte should be smart enough to know that she could one day be Mark’s next target.  Reality is at times shamefull.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 06:09 PM
Anonymous
Loss can  be so tragic…However, your sister will always live on through the eyes and expressions of her beloved children…Bless you all.
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 07:02 PM
Lysette
Mark sounds just like Scott Peterson.  There are no words for that level of pure darkness.   I can’t help but wonder why that other monster in this tragedy, Kelly LaBonte, is raising Julie’s children.  Certainly a second suit in a Family Law court could benefit the boys and hope to give guardianship to loving family members instead of two murderers.I know justice will prevail soon.  Mark Jensen is an arrogant, evil man but not a smart one.  The evidence is overwhelming.   May Julie rest in peace and may your family find  peace as well.

Friday, January 18, 2008 – 08:18 PM
Anonymous
My heart goes out to Julie, her boys and her family. She sounds like she was such a lovely Christian woman that touched everyone’s life that she came into contact with. It’s heartbreaking that people like Julie are taken away from us yet, filthy animals such as her husband are allowed to live. It truly sickens me, but vengence is not ours. I pray that GOD will continue to keep you and your family in perfect peace and give you all of the love, courage and wisdom that you need to get through, what must be a very difficult process. In His name…JDJ
Friday, January 18, 2008 – 08:36 PM
Watching in New York
My thoughts are with Julies Family and hope that justice will prevail.
Saturday, January 19, 2008 – 02:39 PM
Julie’s Devotion
A mother’s dedication and devotion for her family run so deep and are so encompassing that sometimes threats to her own safety and existence are not believable by her.  After being with a spouse for several years she would think that it is inconceivable that he would purposely hurt, even kill her.  If she had fears for her own life, her fears for her childrens’ lives were even greater.  I believe this was Julie’s foremost concern.  I hope Mike and his brothers can find solace in the fact that Julie was fulfilling the greatest maternal instinct humanly possible.  It took a monster to stop her quest.  Who would have thought in 1998 that which we now know to be true?  Julie unselfishly placed the needs of her children before hers and I have faith that the monster will finally be held accountable for his deeds.  Jennifer (Thomas) Schumacher
Saturday, January 19, 2008 – 06:24 PM
Anon. in Florida
I read an article on this case on line today;  I hadn’t heard of this case, so decided to click on your website to see the letter written by Julie.   Although I don’t know your family, or Julie, I’d like to express my sympathies.  It sounds as if she was very loved by you all, and that she also loved her sons very much.  Hopefully, in time, they will know the truth about their father, and be reunited with your family.  I’m surprised that their step mother is being allowed to raise them, despite all the information that has come forward during this case. I also wonder why, if he is still alive, the husbands father is not being charged with murder, or being an accomplice.    I’m sure that Julie is thankful to you all for pursuing this case on her and her son’s behalf.  May this court case come to a conclusion in 2008, so that your family may move on and have peace.   Take Care.
Saturday, January 19, 2008 – 08:01 PM
Anonymous
Dear Borthers & Family of Julie,What a wonderful tribute you have created for your sister. How lucky she was to have you in life and now in death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hope justice prevails. God bless you all for your courage and strength together.
Mary, Upstate NY

Saturday, January 19, 2008 – 09:22 PM
Michelle In Wyoming
I am so sorry your beautiful sister met this arrogant, evil monster. How could he do that to her and his OWN children? My thoughts and prayers are with your family and her boys, that they know how much she loved them and didn’t want to leave them. There is so much evil in this world – it just makes my heart ache…….
May God bless you all.
Saturday, January 19, 2008 – 11:30 PM
Terry from Missouri
I am so sad for your entire family and Julie’s sons.  They will have to live with and try to understand what happened to their monther for the rest of their lives.  God is a just God.  Whoever was responsible for taking Julie’s life will be made to answer for this at some point.  No deed is ever left unpunished.  That person will be held responsible for this in ways we cannot even comprehend.  In the meantime, I believe Julie is safe and well and happy in the hereafter.  There was meaning to her life–it seemed she added much to the lives of those she touched.  God bless your entire family and I pray you find closure and justice to this tragedy soon.Terry
Missuori

Sunday, January 20, 2008 – 09:29 AM
Watching Court Tv Case from California
Now this case is making sense. I have been watching daily in the morning the case on Court Tv, not knowing this was your family hit with this tradgedy.  I am sorry to hear this is your sister. I can only hope she is watching over you all right now through this rought time of trial and know her strenght is with your family and her sons everyday!Great job for you doing this for her, good job for CNN adding it to their site!

Justice shall be served keeping pushing and the killer will be punished.

Sunday, January 20, 2008 – 07:03 PM
Anonymous
Dear Griffins,I feel blessed to have known Julie and to count you as my friends.  Growing up as neighbors, classmates, and pals allowed me to feel like part of the family.  I have hundreds of wonderful memories being at your house.  Your mom and dad were so welcoming and they gave you such a strong base to develop your talents.  This website and all it includes is evidence of the wealth of love they had for each of you.

My memories of Julie are of a caring and fun older sister who appreciated the silly antics of her youngest brother and his friends.  I remember her sincerity when visiting on the front porch.  I remember her hospitality and how she cared deeply for her two boys.

Your website allows people to know the truth about your sister and how absolutely preposterous Mark’s defense.  Be strong in the weeks and months ahead as you endure this trial.  Justice will prevail.

Your friend,
Scott McDonald

Monday, January 21, 2008 – 12:16 PM
Anonymous
God is sovereign and justice will be done in the end.  My heart and prayers go out you and Julie’s children.  May God bless you and continue to strengthen you as fight this battle for Julie.A Julie in Tennesee

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 – 07:46 AM
Anonymous
Sherry from PaI have been following Julie’s tragic story on Court TV. I am so sorry for your loss. Julie seemed to be a great person and a wonderful person to know. I wished that I could have known her. You and your family are in my prayers. Keep strong and know that he WILL be punished.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 – 08:35 AM
Bea Logical
Praying for you and yours, especially the two little boys. I am sure they miss their mother very much, but the Lord is looking down from above and will take care of them.
God’s awesome comfort, peace, love and justice, be with you all,
He will vindicate,
Sincerely,
Bea
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 – 04:23 PM
Thinking of Your Sisgter
I am so sorry for what you are being put through and for what your sister was put through.   There is nothing in this world that anyone could do that would deserve this.I will watch and continually pray that you receive justice for your sister.

I was abused for 12 years by my brother, and never had the support I needed.   I have received help and try to help anyone in need.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 – 05:46 PM
Andrea ~ Milwaukee
Such an awesome, beautiful tribute to your sister! My heart and prayers go out to you brothers and every one she touched, especially her boys. I can’t begin to imagine what her boys are/have been going through!  May God be with all of you always.
Thursday, January 24, 2008 – 10:06 AM
Another mom
I did not know your daughter/sister but have been following this
story. I am sorry for what happened to her and to your family for
what you now have to live with. This tribute is beautifully done
and certainly accomplishes what you set out to do. I wish the best
for all of you and especially for her children. I know you cannot replace
her motherly love, but your support, and continuing love for them will
help them thru this. You as well as your daughter Julie will be in my
prayers.
Friday, January 25, 2008 – 02:21 PM
God Bless you
What a loving tribute to your sister.I’m so sorry for your loss.I pray you will be reunited with Julies sons very soon,so you can show them what a loving mom they had.Remember Julie is as close to you all as your own heartbeat.I pray for strength for you all throughout the days of this trial and pray for justice for JulieLori,N.J.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 – 07:50 PM
A Friend In Maryland
From a Friend in MarylandHow proud Julie would be of all of you!  What wonderful way to create a memory of her life.  I can’t imagine that it has taken 10 years for you to even get near to getting justice.  My prayers are with you the Jensen family and Julie’s beautiful children.

Gail

Thursday, January 31, 2008 – 08:18 AM
God will take care of everything for you, Julie
Don’t worry Julie…. justice will prevail and God is watching over you and your sons.Your brothers love and miss you  you and because of their love… more people than you could have imagined love and admire you too.

Rest in Peace….
Sharon

Thursday, January 31, 2008 – 03:28 PM
To Julie’s Brothers… thank you.
For Julie’s Brothers
I know Julie appreciates all your efforts.Your timeline and news updates tell Julie’s story.  Thank you for updating this site and sharing those details with us.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 – 03:49 PM
Anonymous
I did not know Julie or her family.  If justice is not done here on earth, I know it will be done at the end.  She looks like a beautiful, loving, caring person.  I hope Mark burns in hell.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 – 08:54 AM
Someone who cares in Minnesota!
Know that maybe not in this life , but justice will prevail.  Justice for Julie!
Prayers to her children and family of best wishes.
Friday, February 8, 2008 – 09:58 AM
Anonymous
Sorry, I didn’t know how else to contact you and thought this should be OK since this is moderated.You need to fix an item on the time line.

The timeline for Dec 3 has a mistake – it says Dec 3 is the day Julie sounded drunk on the phone with the neighbor.  It was actually Dec 2, as testified at this hearing and at the hearing in 2007.  It is the defense who keeps trying real hard to mix that up by stating it was the 3rd since they want to suggest Julie was well enough to also get out of bed the day she died (and because the neighbor said Julie called right after mark left late for work).

Best and warmest regards

Saturday, February 9, 2008 – 08:41 PM
Kelly from Texas
For Julie’s Family,
I’m so terribly touched by this memorial website.  You have done a beautiful job in showing your family’s love and strength for one another.  Also, It is very touching to see how warm and caring Julie was.I have been watching this trial since the very beginning.  I see the lies and manipulation from all the Jensen family members, Mark, Kelly, mother, father, sister…etc.  It’s quite obvious that he is guilty.  I feel that Mark AND Kelly should pay for their terrible deeds.  Please, don’t for a minute think that Kelly is just an innocent by-stander.

Just a point that I thought the prosecutor should have touched on…Why did Mark’s sister have to call him home from work when Julie called her to pick up her baby when the problem in the bathroom came up?  Was it because she wanted his controlling reinforcements?   Couldn’t she have handled it herself…being the “best friend” Mark’s sister supposedly was?   I would think she and Julie could have resolved the problem and be done with it.  I think that his family knew Mark to be very controlling and manipulative and that Julie was very unhappy.  (I’ve seen all of the photos you posted…very obvious in timeline)   I also think that Kelly is just as guilty as Mark.  She didn’t put the poison in Julie, but she knew what was going on.

God is looking down on your whole family and justice will prevail.  My heart and prayers go out to the whole Griffin family.

God Bless.

Monday, February 11, 2008 – 03:58 PM
Debra / North Carolina
I did not know Julie, but feel I have gotten to know her through the trial and this web site. She seems to have been a wonderful person. I’m sure there has been a great sense of loss over the past ten years for those close to her. I’m praying Mark Jenson get’s what’s coming to him through the outcome of this trial. If he doesn’t I pray that you will have some peace in knowing that there is a higher power that promises us that “vengence is His” and that He “will repay”.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 – 03:07 PM
A Sister….
Thank you all for your wonderful comments!I knew Julie as I am married to her baby brother, and reading all your comments warms my heart! I am home with Julie’s niece & nephew, who are close to the same age as Julie’s kids were when she was taken from us…and my prayer is the in building this website, that David & Douglas find it and see that they were very loved, that their mother would NEVER have let them by choice, and since they have very few photo’s of their mother…and her family, they can see her here anytime, 24/7…and know that we have never stopped thinking of them…and wanting to share their mother and her family, her loves, and her creativity with them, which the Jensen’s also don’t inspire or encourage!

We love you & miss you Julie, David & Douglas…your family!  I pray you find this site!

And for any woman that is abused…please seek help! Don’t let our sister’s loss be in vain!

Thank you again for you support!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 – 09:36 PM
A mom like Julie
The love and devotion your parents created in you 5 siblings is obvious in these family photos. Through your website I feel that I have seen a glimpse of a truly beautiful person.  I don’t know why Julie’s story has touched me so deeply, but it has and I pray for your family and especially for her sons that someday they will be rightfully restored to the Griffin family so they will learn the truth.
Thursday, February 14, 2008 – 04:05 PM
from a friend in toledo
I feel so deeply for your family.   I have been sayings prayers for all of you.    julie sounds like a wonderful woman who did not deserve what that jerk did to her.    I have been watching this trial & I hope & pray to GOD that the jury see’s that he is guilty.    he is a very sick person.    please know that I wish I would of known julie.   my heart goes out to her,you guys & her boys.   I really feel for her son’s & hope that they come to you soon.
my prayer’s are with you all !
justice for julie & family !
tami aka johnielee
R.I.P. julie
Friday, February 15, 2008 – 05:09 AM
Dobi
I have been deeply troubled about this case since the day I learned of it. several years back. I have wanted to express my sympathy to the family for a long while now.A strange, small world we live in. Right after Mark was arrested we got a surprise visit from my husband’s estranged daughter whom he hadn’t seen in many years. (Divorced, mother re-married, bad blood, etc). Yes, this daughter , Kelly LaBonte, came trucking up here to Minnesota bringing two young boys with her, David and Doug. I really enjoyed those two little boys! Especially David. He was such a sensitive boy, an artist too. I still have several pictures he drew for me with his art kit.( I will always keep those David like  I told you I would !)
David at that time had a difficult time with sleeping and nightmares. All Kelly would say that he had had a hard time since his mother died. I questioned her about Julie ,She rolled her eyes and said, “If you only knew”. I asked why Mark didn’t come with them.. He couldn’t leave, he had business. Ya, right… Now we all now why. Kelly was on the phone with Mark much of the time. Just madly in love? I had a unsettled feeling about it all. I couldn’t put my finger on it. Kelly was not my cup of tea. She was not that friendly toward me. I sensed something? What?
We’ve never seen Kelly again. We heard from her once when she called asking us to help with the first Bond for Mark to get him out of Jail. By that time we both knew what was going on . No way..
I find it extremely horrid that these two boys have been kept away from their family . Did Kelly legally adopt these boys? I know that was mentioned way back when.
If Mark goes to Prison for the rest of his life, what will happen to these boys?
Will Kelly be able to take them back to New Mexico where she comes from? What are these two boys thinking now? Surely they are hearing things and perhaps seeing things on the internet that hasn’t jelled with what they’ve been told?
I am so sorry for Julie. I wish I could have known her and helped her get out before it was too late. She seemed like a gentle soul. Surely she was as her two boys have her Spirit in them.
Justice must prevail for your family. I am only sorry there isn’t a Death Penalty in the state of Wisconsin. Strong feelings, but that is what I feel. An Eye for an Eye. Evil will never win. Mark and Kelly’s life will never be a happy one. I predict much misery and suffering for them both.The Lord God is writing the end to this story Himself.
God Bless you and keep you strong during this time.
Friday, February 15, 2008 – 06:13 PM
Praying in NC
I sincerly hope all of you the best no matter how the trial conclude. I have been through the same situation for which my sister was murdered in 2002. A guilty verdict will make you feel better in the sense that he will finally pay for what he has done. I truly love the webside that all of you have created and think it is absolutely a great way to keep her spirit, soul, and memory alive. Good luck to all of you and I will pray that justice is served!!!!
Friday, February 15, 2008 – 07:54 PM
Praying for all of you, from Plattekill,ny. My heart goes out to all the Griffiths and Julies 2 boys, they should be with her family. Justice will prevail.
Saturday, February 16, 2008 – 09:33 AM
Sympathetic X-Kenoshan
What a beautiful tribute to Julie your sister.. I didn’t know Julie or Mark, but I feel compelled to comment and send best wishes to your family.   I’m originally from Kenosha, went to Lance and graduated from Tremper in 79.  Then moved to Elkhorn two years ago and now live in Lake Geneva..   I have great confidence in the wonderful people here in Walworth Co.  They are an exceptionally friendly, caring, compassionate & neighborly community.   I truly believe they will see  through the whining claims of C. Albee.   The closing arguements are taking place while I write this . . . .   Good luck to and God bless your family.
Monday, February 18, 2008 – 01:11 PM
Gloria Smith
My prayers are with you and all of your family that you will have the strength to persevere to the end in seeing justice done for your beloved sister.  I may have heard of this incident but do not recall it but just learned of it today on the news.  May God be with you all as you endure even more pain in  a trial.  However, murderers need to pay their dues……..here and in the hereafter.
God bless from south Georgia.
Monday, February 18, 2008 – 03:12 PM
Anonymous in Texas
My prayers are with the entire Griffen family, David and Douglas.  I would have loved to know Julie.  You have prepared the ultimate memorial and I appreciated you two Griffen brothers testifying so I could get to know you also.I watched the entire 9 hours today and I know you must be thrilled at the job Mr. Jambois did.  Please thank him for me on behalf of justice for Julie.

God bless you all.

Monday, February 18, 2008 – 04:48 PM
Love and prayers from GA.
My heart goes out to the family and to Julie’s son’s. You have done a beautiful job honoring your sister with this website.  My prayers are that justice will be served and Julie’s boys will come home to their true family.May you all be blessed,
Karen

Monday, February 18, 2008 – 07:24 PM
steve from chicago
unbelievably evil—-mark jenson is going to prison for the rest of his life!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 – 01:13 AM
To a Wonderful family.
I want to commend you on the dignity and strength of character in the way you all have conducted yourselves.  What a beautiful tribute to a sister you loved and cherished.
I want you to know that I am praying for all of you to have some peace and comfort. Hopefully this will have closure in part very soon.
Peace and prayers to all of you!
Chrystal
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 – 07:57 AM
Anonymous
I’ve followed most of this trial and have come to the opinion that Mark killed Julie. Hopefully the jury will come to the same conclusion!  I hope you can gather some solace , knowing that Julie’s case has helped an untold number of future victims to tell their story, after the WI Supreme Court ruling on the forfeiture hearing. I believe that besides the wonderful tribute you have made to your sister, this website is a model for others who may find themselves in this situation. Not just a model for the format, but a way to constructively deal with this hand you all have been dealt and had to deal with for 10 long years. You have done your sister proud! Best wishes for your futures, especially David and Douglas. May Julie rest in peace !
a friend from IL
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 – 12:32 PM
Jill
I cried while reading the letters you wrote to your sister. I almost feel as if I knew Julie…what a wonderful woman she must have been. I have followed the trial and I pray for justice. I hope Julie’s sons will have the opportunity to know how much their mom loved them. I think of Julie often and feel such sadness at  the way she died. May Julie rest in peace.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 – 07:13 PM
Carol F Willowick, OH
The website you’ve created for Julie is absolutely beautiful.  I’ve been following the trial and can’t wait until Mark is sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.  Sorry to hold so much resentment towards this man but I know in my heart that Julie would never have taken her own life and left behind what was most important to her.  I just wish I would have had the opportunity to know her, she was a warm loving mother.  May God be with you and I pray Mark Jensen gets his!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 – 03:37 AM
Mrs. M
David–KNOW that I will 4ever hold you and Douglas in my heart and being.  As a mom, I can only know HOW PROUD YOUR MOM IS OF YOU BOTH!  All the best on your upcoming college choices and continue with your high goals and aspirations –being a + role model and paving the path for Douglas. ~  Be peace!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 – 11:31 AM
Anonymous
I just saw the CNN jury online and then looked up this beautiful, amazing website you mad in honor of Julie. I do not know Julie or for that matter any of you, but this story is heartfelt. The bond in this family is glowing! My sincere thoughts go out to your and your family.Lisa of Golden, Colorado

Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 03:22 PM
Held in your hearts
Rest your weary hearts….this is just for a little while,In Christ there are no good-byes………….only, I will be with you later.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 03:54 PM
Ohio
Very sad my heart goes out to your family
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 03:59 PM
Lindsay from Minnesota
I pray for the love that Julie had for your family to live on through you all.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 04:03 PM
peej
Finally today there is some form of justice.   Her sons should never think that she left them via suicide –  and sadly they now must accept that their father took her from them.  Hopefully your family can comfort them.  God Love You.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 04:10 PM
Anonymous in Minnesota
It may have taken far too long, but there has finally been justice for Julie. I’m sure there is a special place in hell waiting for Mark Jensen. May Julie rest in peace, and may you all find some peace now too.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 04:15 PM
Friend from Illinois
A victory…well, somehow the word isn’t fitting.  I’m very glad that Julie’s memory will not be tainted and that her truth will forever be known.  Sadly, this win does little to ever bring back what Mark took from the lives of her family and friends.
Her children, especially, are in my prayers.   May they live their lives to the fulllest and make Julie smile down on them.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 04:19 PM
Anonymous
He’s Guilty!!God Bless this Jury for seeing the truth and getting Justice for Julie-Finally!!
Hopefully now the boys will  be returned to their mother’s loving family, the family they were stolen from in the cruelest possible way.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 04:19 PM
Kathy-Wisconsin
Justice was served.  What a beautiful memorial to your dear sister Julie.  Know that she is at peace today and has succeeded in showing her children and you, her loving family, how much she loved them and would never intentionally leave them.  I am sure she is looking after them yet today.  May God watch over all of you.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 04:36 PM
Lysette in California
God Bless you, family.  Justice for Julie at long last.   May you find peace now. This is a beautiful site dedicated to your sister.  You have made sure we all know her for the good person and mother she was.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 04:39 PM
Anonymous
I did not know Julie but followed the story as I too, live in Kenosha, and have lost a sister. By all accounts Julie was a beautiful person that the world and our community lost. I hope after today your family will find some peace. I know I found a bit after the verdict today. Your family is an inspiration for strength.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 04:45 PM
Anonymous
This is my second comment and it is for you Julies Brothers, know That  Julie Is Proud of YOU ALL, for having FAITH, for NOT GIVING UP. Now HER BOYS NEED TO BE WITH HER FAMILY. All MY BEST, Sue Durocher from Plattekill,NY
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 05:01 PM
Anonymous
Today is my birthday.  I am two years older than your sister Julie with whom I share our given name.  Mark was convicted today of murder.  I too have reason to fear, but I don’t have the family your sister does, to depend upon defending me.  I am so choked up with so many emotions for all of you.  She must be incredibly proud of all of you.  I share your deep concerns regarding the willful neglect of chemical companies in avoiding the obvious need for protecting the innocent public from this obviously horrific death.  I am relieved that Mark was convicted.  I hope that her sons will be reunited with their mother’s family right away.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 05:14 PM
Anonymous
Sharon in South CarolinaI have been watching the trial daily and have thought of you, Julie’s family, very often.  My prayers have been with you.  I was a victim of emotional abuse in my marriage and, therefore, I felt a bond with Julie.  I prayed that justice would be done in this case and, PRAISE GOD it was finally done today.  I can’t begin to know the pain that your family has endured for so long and during the publicity of the trial.  I believe that the trial touched many lives and may very well have heightened the awareness of the devastating effects of emotional abuse.  My prayer now is that God will wrap you up in His loving arms and that you will feel the peace that only He can give.  I also pray that Julie’s boys will be reunited with the loving family that they have been kept from for all these years.  The Bible tells us that ‘all things work together for good to those that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose’ and I know that He will bring good out of Julie’s tragic death.   I pray that you all will find peace.  God Bless You!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 05:15 PM
Kathleen from Elkhorn
What a beautiful person Julie was!!  I have been following this case for many  years. I am thankful that it is over and justice has been done for Julie!  I am among the many that have prayed for this day to come and will continue to pray for her and her boys.  God Bless all of you!  You are a wonderful family and although you have lost your “gem in your family crown” Julie will always be remembered by so many people.  Julie is surely looking down from Heaven and thanking everyone for all that they have done for her and her family.  Justice prevails!!  Hallelujah!!
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 05:24 PM
I was a very close friend of David’s at Southport and Caitlin and I have tried (maybe not hard enough) to keep track of David through the years. The last time we spoke was 8th, maybe 9th grade, and I don’t know how to get a hold of him anymore. But I want him to know that I think about him often, always have, even before the trial. I want him to know that I miss him and that I might be closer to a stranger now, but that he is not someone you can easily forget and I haven’t. I am so sorry, David. You are too good to have to go through this. I am so sorry and I miss you.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 05:29 PM
Donna & Steve Swenson
Larry,Steve & I have been following the trial and are so grateful to the jury for finding Mark Jensen guilty.  Finally, your family may have some closure.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 05:48 PM
Diane Romero
Julie’s Brothers,
The website is a remarkable tribute to your dear sister. I am relieved to see justice come at last.  Stay strong and take care of one another,  Julie’s boys will some day come to all of you to know about their mother. You all seem like loving thoughtful men that I am sure you will have the answers to their questions.  God Bless you and yours and your beautiful Julie.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 05:57 PM
To Julie’s Family,I have been following this trial for the last two weeks,having come across it on CNN. Right off the bat,I could tell this guy was as guilty a sin.I could see it in his eyes.He came across as a very cold person,emotionless.I came home from work to see if the jury had reached a verdict and thank God they finally did.What a horrendous thing he did to Julie.He deserves to be put away without the possibility of parole, I would have liked to see him executed to tell you the truth.I don’t have any pity for him whatsoever.He deserves everything he gets.Right now, Julie must be dancing with the angels.May God rest her soul and watch over your family and Julie’s sons.God bless your family. Sincerely, Donna Paulino Toms River, N.J.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 06:28 PM
I didn’t know Julie, but own my beloved sister was born in 1958, and I guess that’s why Julie’s story touched my heart.  You memorial website is a lovely tribute to her, and to the beauty of family life.  The pictures are a history of parents devoted to giving their children a stable life, as well as providing guidance, love, and special experiences to create bonds between the siblings.  I found the story of the brother being proud to follow in his sisters footsteps to college especially sweet.  I too went to college because I wanted to make my late brother proud.
I read today that Mark was found guilty, and it’s good that he didn’t get away with this terrible crime against Julie, her sons and her family.  God bless and care for all of you.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 07:14 PM
Amanda from Philadelphia
What a beautiful website tribute to your sister.  My thoughts are with you all today.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 07:16 PM
My heart has been broken for Julie and the boys, just listening to the trail, then to find this beautiful web site, I felt like a friend of the family.  It has been a long hard road for the family I know, and Mark has been given way too much free time and attention.  Now is the time for the family to heal, the boys to come home and heaven to rejoice with you all.  Thank you for sharing Julie with me, she has become an important part of my life.  You see I was abused in very much the same way.  By the grace of God I am alive, but the mental damage last forever.  Much Love From North Carolina
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 07:34 PM
TLU
God Bless.  Rest in peace dear Julie.  My heart aches from such a senseless loss.  I will be getting the beautiful tribute CD your family has honored your memory with, as soon as it is made available.  You will never be forgotten and your words, heard by the highest courts of our land, will live on forever in justice and in saved lives.  Neither your life nor death was in vain.Peace and Love to all.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 07:57 PM
Julie’s voice  has been heard
This is my second post here.I have followed every day of the trial even staying up untill 1 a.m. on verdict watch.I think  will remember Julie for the rest of my life.Congratulations seems somehow to be an empty word here. My heart has been aching for Julie throughout the whole trial.I sincerely  hope the verdict brings all of you some  peace now.It cannot bring Julie back but I know Julie is smiling down from heaven and dancing among the stars tonite.I pray you will fight hard for custody of Julies boys.They deserve to know the real truth of how much their mother loved them and what a wonderful mom she was. Some good can come out of the most heartbreaking things.Julie has sent a message loud and clear from her grave.I am sure Julies story will save many a young womans life as her story gets told over and over again.Gods Blessings be upon all of you in the comming years.You all  deserve a bright future ,filled with happiness.
Lori N.J.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 08:05 PM
IOWA
I have been watching most of the trial and was happy to see that Mark was found guilty, although I know this won’t truly bring your family the peace they deserve.  I am also thinking about the 2 children, who have now lost both parents, I hope that they will be cared for.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 08:12 PM
anonymous from MN
Justice has been served and although it will never bring Julie back I hope the verdict brings the boys back into your lives and peace to all of you.
God Bless!!!
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 08:14 PM
Anonymous
As I sit here after reading about the verdict I find myself feeling a sense of relief that God answered my prayers, but also a sense of personal loss.  I live in Hawaii but I have followed Julie’s murder trial for quite some time.  At first I lost sleep because my heart hurt so much for her sons and her siblings.  The one thing that draws me personally to Julie is the purity in her eyes; every picture.  I believe she was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone in need; a kindness that is rarely found these days.  Julie will live on through her wonderful brothers and their families, her sons, and all who came close to her.  My prayer now is that God’s most bountiful blessings for peace and joy will rest on this family.
With the love of Christ,
Mary D.P.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 08:21 PM
My Grandfather is Del Hackert, brother to June Griffin.  I want you to know that your extended family has the entire Griffin family in their prayers.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 08:48 PM
C
Julie must be smiling down on all her brothers tonight!!!  Your family did a fine job showing strength and support throughout what had to be the most difficult time in your lives.  It’s been a long journey for you all but now justice has been served and Mark Jensen finally gets what he has deserved all along.
I never knew Julie but had followed this case over the years since I grew up here.  I, too, had a friend who uttered the same words to me about her husband that Julie did about Mark.  I had mentioned the Jensen case to her and I really feel that was part of what made her be strong enough to leave her marriage.  Little did I know that years later I would be working along side Julie’s wonderful sister in law Jill.  (and Jill, I don’t know how you managed these last few weeks) It’s amazing where our life’s journey takes us.
This website is such a wonderful tribute to a beautiful person and her memory will live on in many of us forever because of you.  Julie has been heard through you!!
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 08:54 PM
Every time I saw pictures of Julie in the news, I knew she looked very familiar. Later, I saw her brother’s picture in the paper and then I knew she was Julie Griffin. I worked with Julie at the bank for several years.  Everyone loved Julie. She was beautiful and always cheerful. Everyone loved working with her. I am very sorry for your loss especially when a life did not have to end. Even though Julie’s loss will be in your hearts forever, I am happy that the family has closure now. I will keep all of you in my prayers. May God Bless All of You- especially her children!
Most Sincerely, Caroline Savaglio Miceli
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 09:15 PM
Tammy
An amazing tribute this website is to an amazing woman.  I have learned so much from Julie just by hearing what a wonderful mom she was.  The benefit of this verdict taking so so long is that so many have become vividly aware of Julie, what she endured, how wonderful she was and the actions of Mark Jensen.  Had it been a speedy trial and resolution we all would not have been given the chance to get to know Julie and your family through photos and words.  Justice has been served and Julie and her boys will always be in my heart.  God bless your family.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 09:15 PM
Jenna   New Jersey
Having followed the trial I feel as though I do know the wonderful person that Julie was.  This memorial is truly beautiful and very fitting of your sister.  She is watching and is very proud of her wonderful brothers.  God Bless.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 10:01 PM
Viv from PEI, Canada
I can’t imagine how you must be feeling….. relieved, vindicated, absolutely bloody angry beyond belief?! I started watching this trial because of intrigue. I’d watched the Phil Spector trial beforehand, it was Hollywood after all, but I now feel somewhat voyeuristic. I simply can’t believe that Mark got away with this for so long. I know his type, controlling, cold, possibly even predatory……….I don’t need to go on, you know. All I wanted to say was that I am SO very sorry for your loss, but particularly for the loss of the boys. The poor wee lambs have to live with not only the loss of their mother, but also the loss of what they thought was a loving father. What kind of Dad would do that to them? I only wish that Julie had had the stength and self-love to leave Mark, but  I don’t have to tell you, I’m sure you’ve gone through it all and back again. I simply hope that the boys can get through this somehow, I’m sure you will all do your best. I am not a ‘religious’ person insofar as I am not a member of a definite ‘religion’, but I do believe in a higher power and I ‘pray’ with all my heart and soul that you and your family find peace now.  May your God guide you, and love you, and keep you.Kindest regards
Viv Miller

Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 10:04 PM
Mrs.  M
DAVID & DOUGLAS –Your Mom will remain 4ever with me and with so many others–thru U &  your uncles.  Since last fall, I have been so consumed by your situation;
always trying to remain non-judgemental — until the courts decision. But HOW U 2 have weathered this–is beyond my imagination?!

Years ago before my mom died she wrote the following poem:

FLOWER WISH

I would like to live like a flower,
Glowing and fragrant and fulfilling,
Then collapse my corolla and
carrying my life in my seeds,
Grow anew on the other side of the curtain–
To bloom again in youth of body and
wiser in mind and spirit.
~ iineZeni lenz mueller

Like your mom, mine loved gardening, and color!   She also loved science like I know you do, David.  So you know what?  Now when I see a budding and emerging flower, my thoughts will  turn 2 U 2–the  ‘seeds’ of your Mom’s being.  For now is YOUR  time– 2 BLOOM, 2 GROW and 2 BECOME THE ALL U 2 were conceived 2 B.

I hope U both find solace just knowing that sooooooo  many–in Kenosha, &  around the world–care deeply.

*That thru this site, the LOVE of your uncles shines thru ;
*That thru  this site, others are being HELPED;
*That thru this site, so many are able to realize HOPE; and
*That thru this site, YOUR MOM LIVES with us all!

Holding U close 2 my heart & being ‘4ever & always’.  Be Peace!
~Your friend on 69th Street

Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 10:06 PM
Stephanie
I was elated to find that Mark was found guilty today. I have watched the trial from the beginning and knew that he had something to do with taking your sister from you and from her boys. I know that this will not bring her back, but she will always be in your hearts forever. My prayers go out to you and your families and to the sons she left behind.
Thursday, February 21, 2008 – 10:21 PM
Anonymous
I just came across this case about 2 months ago and read all the articles leading up to in order to try and understand what was going on.  Since then I have been following the case.  I have felt so terrible for Julie’s boys and your family.  I can’t imagine leaving my young son. Today I heard of the guilty verdict and wanted to let you know how happy I am for your family.  I know it will never bring your beloved sister back but justice has been served. (too bad it took this long)  What a wonderful website you have created in memory of Julie.  It breaks my heart to hear that her two boys have been isolated from her family.  I hope someday you all have an opportunity to re-connect with them and share all of your fond memories of their mother.  God Bless.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 02:27 AM
Steve from Tennessee
I left Wisconsin years ago, but followed the trial on TV.  I learned today of the verdict.  Justice has been done. Julie, may God have touched your face and may He have given you the peace you so deserved.  Mark, your soul is going to burn in hell for eternity, and even that is not long enough.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 03:11 AM
Bemidji Minnesota Mommy
I came across this beautiful website from CNN. I too share the name Julie and have brothers that would lay down their lives for me. I woke up and read the verdict and for a brief moment my heart fluttered with happiness. It must be a relief to get the guilty verdict but at the same time the loss is still there. I can only hope that her sons (I have a son and a daughter) will be with your family to be a daily reminder of your sister. You obviously are the perfect people who can keep their mom’s memory alive for them. Good luck with the sentencing and keep up the website. I’ll look forward to visiting it again.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 03:31 AM
anonymous in NY
Rest now sweet girl. Your fears and worries now gone. You have gone to where you can watch over all that you loved and you are safe in the arms of the Lord. Walk freely, effortlessly, lovingly amongst the angels that surround you. Your babes will be ok. They have you watching over them. Their hearts will always know the truth, just as your brothers and parents did. Justice has prevailed. Now…serenity must take over. Rest now sweet girl.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 03:58 AM
Deborah C
What a beautiful testimonial to your sister.  Hopefully this has brought you some peace and perhaps aid in giving her children some peace as well.  Watching this trial touched me down to my very core, as a mother.  I could tell by learning a few things about Julie, that she would have never killed herself and left her children with that painful legacy to bear.  She loved her children far to much.  I do believe that in the end, God makes all things right.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 05:31 AM
Touched in NJ
A friend I never met……Through this tragedy–I came to know you.  You have touched my heart and changed my life. Your presence is alive. My love and prayers to all who were blessed to know Julie–Embrace every tear and revel in the memories and Julie will live forever. God bless David and Douglas.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 06:08 AM
NC MOM
Thank you for sharing your sister’s story and for keeping her memory alive through your touching website. I have 5 brothers also and it is great to know that her whole family stuck together to see her husband face the truth and now she can rest in peace and watch over her Brothers and Sons. I am sure in time, once the boys are older they will know exactly what a loving mother they had and her memory will live on.. I wish you and your family the best.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 06:10 AM
Justine Russo
The only justice Julie would of received, is if she would of picked up the phone and called 911 as soon as she was feeling ill.  Then the cops would of came and took her husband away after the EMS saved her life.  The justice that was served in this case is for the rest of us.  Mark Jensen will never be allowed to kill another person outside of prision ever again.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 07:25 AM
MN mom
Congratulations on Justice.  Hopefully you the family and the boys can start to heal now and live.  It’s not the same as having Julie back but hopefully peace will start to fill the void.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 07:41 AM
unknown
thank God the gound him guilty. now he can pay with life in prison for what he did. I only hope his children have the stregnth to carry on and can now have a relationship with Julie’s family. god bless the justice system. I hope he rots in jail
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 09:13 AM
Barbara from Tennessee
I came across your loving tribute to your obviously wonderful and truly missed sister Julie via CNN.  Although I didn’t know her nor would I have ever met her I feel that she, her memory has touched my life.  Please take care of David and Douglas and love them like she would have.Mark has essentially made those boys orphans.  He killed their mother and now he will be removed from their lives.  I’m glad justice has been served and I wish nothing but love and peace for the entire Griffin family.

God Bless you all!

Friday, February 22, 2008 – 09:15 AM
Chris from Wisconsin
I myself did not know Julie or her family, but my heart goes out to each and everyone of them especially her two sons.  This is a beautiful site you have made in her memory.  I have been following the case and I myself am originally from Kenosha.  about 3 -4 years ago my brother had worked for Mark Jensen building houses and my brother had gotten hurt on the job.  First think Mark Jensen did was fired him.  Now that’s fair.  So my brother sued him and won.  Good for him!  Anyways I was watching the trial on tv and just looking at him all I could think was god he even looks like a snake.
I am so glad the jury found him guilty.  Mr Albee now hopes that Mark will get another trial and a fair one at that?  What was not so fair about this one.
and I also have to say that Aaron Dillard and his twin brother Mike Dillard were not always as bad as they seem now.  I went to school with both of them.
Her brother had said noone can ever know what Julie felt like unless they were in a situation like hers…I myself was in a very physcially and mentally abusive relationship for over 8 years.  Thank god I got out but as far as all the mental abuse she endured I can relate totally.  I can understand why she did not reach out for help like most say she should have and why she did not leave him like most question.  People on the outside do not understand how hard it is to leave especially when there are kids involved.  And how much they drill you into the ground with the things they say.
I would rather go through years of physcial abuse than years of mental abuse.  My  heart goes out to her because I do know what she went through.
So for those of you who say why didn’t she just leave or why didn’t she just get a divorce or call out for help.  Just remember it is not easy as it looks to just walk away.
My best wishes to the Griffin brothers and I will keep you all in my prayers!
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 09:26 AM
Gina-NM
When you read a story like this one, you can’t help but feel sorrow and question “why do people do this to others especialy ones that they Loved at one time”.  I am so glad that he is going to jail, I hope for a very long time.
Though I know that won’t bring Julie back, but her Love from her family she can now rest in peace with our Lord.May God Bless You “Julies” family…… there still is good people out there!!!!

Let God deal with the things they do.  Gina from Albuquerque, NM.

Friday, February 22, 2008 – 09:54 AM
Anonymous
I am glad your family has finally gotten some sort of justice. I came to this web sight today when I got to work and I haven’t been able to leave it. Julie seems like a loving caring person and the world will miss out on her being here.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 10:03 AM
Cindy – North Carolina
I came to “know” Julie through your website and by following the trial.  What a truly wonderful sister and mother Julie obviously was.  Now you can begin the healing process with your nephews and finally have the peace you have needed in seeking justice for Julie.  What a wonderful family Julie had!  You guys have to be as spectacular as your sister was.  May God greatly bless you and your nephews.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 11:08 AM
Connie-Alabama
They Got Him!  Finally Justice for Julie!!!So proud of the way you all have conducted yourselves.  Take good care and take good care of her boys.

Friday, February 22, 2008 – 11:35 AM
jcc
Thank you so much for helping us to know Julie!  She would be very proud of the way you have represented her over the past ten years. Justice has prevailed, although it took much too long in coming.I hope that David and Douglas understand the number of strangers who truly care about them.  They’ve been on a difficult road since their mother was taken from them, and I expect more difficult days are ahead. I hope some day they may reconcile with the truth as it is and move forward with peace in their hearts.

The same holds true for Andrew, who has also done nothing to deserve this turmoil in his life.

God bless the children.

Friday, February 22, 2008 – 11:46 AM
Priscilla
What an amazing website for your dearest sister. You guys have come out victorious at the end and I am so proud of you all. May God continue to bless you all. Rest In Perfect Peace Julie.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 12:07 PM
CLARA CORRALES
MY GOD, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LIFE. SHE WAS SO BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH A LOVING FAMILY. I PRAY THAT HER SONS ARE DOING WELL, AND YOUR PARENTS  AS WELL. PLEASE STAY STRONG, AND THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS FOR YOUR SISTER, I HOPE THIS BRINGS YOU COMFORT. YOU ARE NO LONGER STRANGERS TO THE WORLD, YOU ARE IN OUR CIRCLE OF PRAYER. TAKE CARE.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 12:14 PM
Kathy from Atlanta
I heard the news yesterday that Mark Jensen had been found guilty of the murder of your prescious Julie.  I am so sorry that you had to suffer this injustice but I am grateful to God that she did not die in vain.  I believe her suffering and death will be a loud testimony to many women in co-dependent marriages and relationships.  It is not fair or just that Kelly is raising the boys as her own when she benefitted from the demise of Julie.  She must be a truely sick person in need of mental health counseling to stay in a twisted relationship with such an evil man like Mark.  I am a God fearing, bible believing, praying woman and I know that one day there will be an accounting in heaven for all of those who have spilled the blood of God’s children.  Because I am a Christian I have to say that Jesus would forgive the murder of Julie Jensen if her murderer would only repent.  I know we have to forgive the lost as Jesus forgave his murderers from the cross.  I am glad it is God who judges and not me.  If it were me…. I know I would not be as merciful as HE! I pray that Julie’s boys will be reunited with their true family one day and know the real truth.  Gods mercy and love to you…. her loving family that helped reveal the truth.  Rest in peace Julie!  I am sure you are in heaven with Jesus.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 12:29 PM
from California
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JULIE…In a few days Julie would have been 50 years old. On this birthday she gets justice. This case is a classic testament to women who suffer emothional and mental spousal abuse…there are no photos of bruising or broken bones to provide to the authorities to prove their case, so, typically, just as Julie was…the victim is portrayed as being ’emotionally unstable’. In the event of divorce, therefore, unable to properly care for the children…this is the fear!!!!! Thanks to the prosecuters, brothers, and detectives diligence, justice has FINALLY been served. Mark Jensen, a sociopathic personality disorder poster-child, will continue to feel he has been treated unjustly, fortunately it will be within the walls of a Wisconsin state prison. My prayers are for Julie’s two sons, that they may be blessed with the gift of CLEAR VISION of heart and mind, and see that developing a relationship with the remaining members of Julie’s family will provide them with the only sense of peace they may ever have in regard to either of their parents.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 12:31 PM
Anonymous
I also didn’t know Julie but after reading about her story it’s clear she was a WONDERFUL person who did not deserve to be murdered by her husband Mark. Justice has prevailed. Rest in Peace Julie.Malc, London, England

Friday, February 22, 2008 – 01:23 PM
From Floriday with Love
Thank you for sharing your family photo’s they were lovely, i’m sure it was hard to do without tears. I have watched the trial like she was my sister. I can not imagine what it’s been like for you all. I hope now you can find some peace with the awful fact that your sister was murdered by someone she loved. I am so very glad Mark will stay in jail now forever, I hope the boys now come to you, hopefully you can fill in everything they missed, because of all the lies told to them about their loving mother, you have a rough road ahead with them, but you made it through the hardest part! Good luck to you all,  my best wishes are with you.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 01:24 PM
Let the real healing begin….
I’m pleased to hear of the trial’s outcome and that your sister’s murder was avenged.  I’m entirely truthful when I say I’m sorry that you lost someone that was dear to you.  With the trial and the brotherly love for Julie, this has brought awareness thru out the country that husbands do wrong and can do something that is very sickening.  Thanks to the jurors and for the oppurtunity to send my heart felt condolences and thoughts for your sister Julie and brothers.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 01:31 PM
I’m so sorry for your loss
Julie was a beautiful person and incredible mother. I never had the pleasure to meet her but my heart goes out to her and her family.My prayers are with you.

Friday, February 22, 2008 – 01:38 PM
very sorry for your loss
I just read about your loss in an article online on the cnn website. I am very sorry that it has taken so long for the truth to come out and for justice to be rightfully served. I have read of many unsolved cases before. I am sorry but relieved that the truth is known. peace to you and your family and your dear Julie.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 01:42 PM
Anonymous
I am so sorry about your loss of Julie.  I will never understand the type of greed and selfishness that leads to a death like her’s.  To know that the person she should have been able to have trusted most in this world was the one who killed her is heartbreaking.Please rest in the peace of knowing that Julie is in heaven now.  I will pray for her children and the rest of the family.  I hope that your burdens will be lifted now and that Julie can truly be at peace in your hearts.

May God in his wisdom keep you all and bless you.  You will be reunited.

Leann Dotson
Memphis, Tennessee

Friday, February 22, 2008 – 01:56 PM
Carla in Kansas
Wow David looks a lot like Mark.  I hope one of her boys names a daughter of theirs JULIE.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 02:20 PM
Anonymous
What a beautiful woman and mother. God bless her children.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 02:24 PM
Anonymous
Dear Griffen family and sons David and Douglas:Very sorry for the trials you have been put through these last few years, our thoughts are with your family.
As avid Bible readers, we hope that you can take the same comfort that we have in the promise given that “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out” (John 5:28)
“And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more;
And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be.
But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth,
And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.”
(Psalms 37:10,11)

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to welcome back Julie in a world that has been cleansed of all evil and is transformed into a paradise?

Rest assured Julie is not suffering, she is asleep; and she is definitly in our creator Jehovah God’s memory.
Peace be with you all.
Friends from Canada, David and Julie

Friday, February 22, 2008 – 02:26 PM
Marie in AZ
In times such as this… one feels the need to “do something”! Your creation of this website must be comforting to all who are involved. Thank you so very much for allowing those of us who have followed this tragic event to get to know Julie and the wonderful family and times that are now precious memories.  I pray  that her sons are immediately reunited with their Mother’s family…and they can both one day find it in their heart to forgive Mark.
Satan is steadily at work as he knows his days are numbered.  It is so evident as we see such horrific happenings daily. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will return for His church and Julie will be reunited with
her beloved sons, friends and family.  What a great day that will be!
I pray that Mark truly repents of his sins and finds the peace that only the love of God can give him.  He is added to my unfortunate, growing list which includes but not limited to OJ, Scott Peterson, Richard Speck,
Eric & David from Columbine, Susan Smith…….the list goes on and on.
You remain in my prayers as the appeals process now begins. May God continue to bless you and give you strength to carry on….
Sincerely,
Marie
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 02:50 PM
Hang the bastard!
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 04:29 PM
Jana Vickanoff, Turlock CA
I am so relieved that justice was served for Julie.  She touched my heart from the start of the trial.  My heart goes out to Julie’s sons and brothers.  I wish I had a best friend who was loving and caring like Julie.
Bubba can’t wait for Mark to arrive at the prison !  Have fun with Mark, Bubba !
Julie can now rest in Peace forever.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 04:59 PM
KUSD Teacher
Like so many others who have written in, I did not know Julie personally but have become familiar with her story through news reports. I am so sorry for your family’s loss and hope that you will now be able to begin healing. May you find peace and comfort in your happy memories of good times with your sister and her kids from years past. Hopefully you will reestablish your relationships with David and Douglas.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 06:21 PM
JUSTICE FOR JULIE
JUSTICE SERVED!  CONGRATS TO ALL WHO HELPED PUT THIS GUY AWAY.  REST IN PEACE,  JULIE.
Friday, February 22, 2008 – 06:23 PM
Sheila Peace
An awful tragedy has at least ended in justice for Julie and her family.  I watched the trial when I was able and hoped for the only logical conclusion. Your familiy’s tributes to Julie on this website are beautiful and cannot be read without a box of tissues in hand.   I pray for all concerned that Julie’s beloved sons will be reunited with your family and begin to come to terms with the truth, surrounded by the love and support they deserve.
Saturday, February 23, 2008 – 07:06 AM
Stephanie from OHIO
Words cannot express the deep sadness I feel for Julie and her family.  The world has lost a truly amazing person.  Though she is no longer on this earth, I have no doubt that her spirit lives on in Douglas and David.  It is my hope that they come to know the depth of her devotion to them.  I have followed the trial from the inception and praise Mr Jambois, his staff and the jury for the phenomal job they did in bringing justice to Julie.  Now the healing can begin.  God bless you all ! !
Saturday, February 23, 2008 – 07:06 AM
Anonymous
To Julie’s Family:I briefly heard about this case long ago, but at the beginning of this year when I came across it going to trial, I was compelled to look into it once again.  I was so touched by Julie’s story that I felt I must see this out to the end.  I had the trial on everyday at work, listening with one ear to the testimony.  Tears of relief came down my face when I heard the verdict!  I don’t even know how to imagine what you have gone through as a family!  Julie definitely has a family to be proud of!  Julie can live on forever in the hearts of David and Douglas through all your pictures, stories and memories of her.  I hope that someday if I ever find myself in Kenosha, I will find the memorial in Julie’s name.  I’m sure it will be beautiful, peaceful and serene, similar to how I imagine Julie was to all of you.

Thoughts and prayers to you from Western Wisconsin.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 – 01:56 PM
Friend of the family
I pray you and all of your family will find some peace in the final outcome of this tragic and long overdue trial. I pray Julie’s children can now begin to recover and reconnect with the family members who love and miss them. God bless you all for your strength and your faith!Sincerely,

Tyler Collins

Saturday, February 23, 2008 – 04:21 PM
Anonymous
Be confident that God called Julie to walk in the unending morning of His Christ with the Bright Wings of His Spirit for all Eternity. Let is be join in prayer for Julie, with her, and in her, for all the dead who live again in Christ.
May God send His healing Spirit to all Julie’s family.
In Nomine Jesu,
Father Robert
Sunday, February 24, 2008 – 09:49 AM
C. Rodriguez
This site is beautiful and very touching. May God richly bless your family and everyone touched by this tragic event. May He be your peace in the midst of the storm. May He be the light in your darkest night. Thank you for sharing your sister with the world. May she never be forgotten.
Sunday, February 24, 2008 – 12:30 PM
Anonymous
God bless all of you. And thank God for the jury, that finnally brought some
Julie& you family, some justice.
Sunday, February 24, 2008 – 02:49 PM
Sharon from Kenosha
It has been a long, hard struggle, finally the truth has prevailed.  I remember when I heard Mark was let out on bail for murder, I was astounded, we had others in jail accused of lessor crimes, so outraged was I, that I wrote a letter to Mr. Jambois, asking how he could be given bail…especially when I heard that a person would be too sick to give themselves a second dose of that poison.  It is evident that Mark is a psycopath, I can not imagine how awful her married life had to have been, such a sick man.  What is wrong with Kelly, to choose a married man?  You are disgusting to women.  You certainly deserve all that you have been getting.  I’m sure you were also abused by Mark.  Wonder if the boys will get all the counseling they deserve so they follow in their mother’s footsteps…and what about Mark’s Dad, high fiving him the day after Julie’s death?  Was he part of it?  More trials are needed.  Boys I am sure you are very confused, it is ok, naturally you love both of your parents, please don’t think ill of people that are upset with your father, it is because they cared about what happened to you and to your mother.  God’s Richest Blessings on you and please call your uncles.
Sunday, February 24, 2008 – 03:45 PM
anonymous
This is a beautiful tribute to your sister.  I never knew here, but did follow the news on this over the years. I always felt there was no way she would have committed suicide and left her children and now the truth has finally come out.  May all of you be reunited with her boys and enjoy many good times for years to come.  She is at peace now.  May peace be yours too!
Sunday, February 24, 2008 – 05:49 PM
Gerrie
I did not know Julie, but my Uncle Bill Griffin in Ocala, FL filled me in one winter vacation day as I was visiting with him and Jerry.  Your tribute to your sister is a truly loving gesture.  I know she is at peace along with her mom and dad.  May God bless all of you.
Sunday, February 24, 2008 – 06:27 PM
Mary
I remember Julie from a long time ago.  She was a friend of my sister – having gone to school together at Lance and Tremper.  The things I remember about Julie is that she was caring, kind, considerate, and loving.  She was the type of person that would never hurt anyone.  From the moment this case started, I knew the defense that she committed suicide was a lie.  Julie was not capable of taking a life, not even her own.  Her sons were blessed to have her for their mother.  I pray her sons will get back in touch with their mother’s family – they are their only connection left with her.  What a blessing it would be to hear news that the boys were in touch and developing relationships with them all !
Sunday, February 24, 2008 – 06:40 PM
another mother from Kenosha
Im very glad to see that jerk got what he had coming to him.  I hope she is happy and peaceful in heaven.   God only takes the best –  so there must have been a reason he needed her.   I pray her children grow to know the real truth of who there mother was.   I will continue to pray for her,  her children,  and her whole family.    I pray her brothers and her family will find a way for her children to find there way back to the TRUE LOVING FAMILY OF THEIR MOTHER!  May she rest in peace.   I didnt really even know her,  but I also have two little boys and It pulls at my heart every day.!!     GOD BLESS YOU JULIE,  AND ALL OF THE FAMILY!
Sunday, February 24, 2008 – 07:58 PM
Moved in Georgia
What a beautiful memorial for your sister and her boys. I can’t imagine the monster Jensen has to be to kill a mother and never allow the children the right to be involved in a loving family! I can only imagine the great strength and love Julie had for her boys to be able to stay and endure such treatment..always praying she was wrong about that monster. Such a tragic loss for all. I hope you all continue your path and are able to get those boys away from the wicked step-mother! Thank you all for sharing such a wonderful web life of Julie.
Sunday, February 24, 2008 – 11:36 PM
To the family of julie
prayers are for your family.    may julie’s boys come to you.    a rose for julie.
from a caring friend in toledo,
tami
Monday, February 25, 2008 – 05:12 AM
Anonomous
I did not know Julie but felt from the first time I heard this that she didn’t do this to herself and her husband was guilty.  Julie and her family are in my thoughts and prayers. Justice was served!!!
Monday, February 25, 2008 – 04:30 PM
Kelly in Ohio
My heart goes out to your family. I cannot stop thinking about Julie since the first day I heard about this tragedy. I feel as if I knew Julie although I never met her. It is because of the wonderful job you have done in preserving her memory that I have had that opportunity. WIthout this site Julie might have been a long lost memory. You are wonderful brothers. I pray for closure and strength for you all. David and Douglas I pray you know how much your mother loved you both.
Monday, February 25, 2008 – 04:45 PM
Anonymous
So glad justice was served. I come from thr same background as your family. There were 6 og us taken away from our parents because our dad was a drunk and placed in a home. We never got to go back to live with out family `. I can see how Julie didn’t drink. Thanks for being persistent and seeing that her life ment something. Hope you can get to see your nephews. Good Bless. Liz from NC.
Monday, February 25, 2008 – 06:58 PM
To Julie & her beautiful family on this very speci
My thoughts & prayers are with you all as today is Julie’s Birthday.
Happy Birthday Julie !
This is a beautiful site you made for her.  She would be very proud of all of you .   My prayer’s are with you all.  I feel as tho i have known Julie for a long time from reading all about her & your family on your site & watching the trial on the internet. I  never missed a day. Rest in peace Julie.
Yes !  Guilty !
The jury has spoken
Finally Julie’s voice has been heard
RIP Julie
Justice has been served
Thanks to the jury for their hard work & for being able to see the truth
Thanks to special prosecutor Robert Jambois & Assistant DA Angelina Gabriele for fighting to bring justice for Julie & her family
A rose for Julie
A rose for Julie & her son’s
A rose for Julie & her 4 brother’s
A rose for Julie & her family,friends & loved one’s
May you all feel some peace !   May David & Douglas make their way to you all !   May Jesus take care of them & all of you !
I sure hope David & Douglas are doing ok.
I am so glad the jury found mark guilty.
Take care & Stay safe !
A loving friend from Toledo Ohio
Tami aka Johnielee
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 – 02:45 AM
S.C. of La.
It’s never easy to find words to express condolences to the family of those we know intimately or those don’t know. Words can not bring the loved one back, but they can show that the loved one is thought of by strangers as well as friends.  But we try, we want to send that moral shoulder of support just by saying we are here, thinking of you, of Julie, and we will never forget.I wish I had known Julie in her life. I think I’d have loved being her friend just as the Wojts and all her other friends did.

I want to send my deepest appreciation for the family for sharing her life here on this site with all the internet people.  We came to know her during the trial of Mark Jensen and now know without a doubt that it was he who took her from this world.

Happy Birthday, Julie. I truly believe your soul is resting in the light of heaven now. Your children know the truth.  Your job is done.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 – 05:47 AM
D. from Virginia
Today Julie would have been 50.  I turned 50 in ’07. So close in age and I too was in a very abusive marriage.  I’ve followed the trial and was in tears of both joy and sadness when the jury found the monster “GUILTY”!  Joy that Julie’s letter was her “road map” to the murderer but sadness for her sons.  How awful for them. My heart truly breaks for both of them.   I pray for Julie’s sons and her brothers.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 – 04:00 PM
Anonymous
Finally Justice has prevailed for Julie and her memory, the Griffin family, Julie’s two son’s and the people of Kenosha.  Thank you Mr Robert Jambois and co-counsel Angelina Gabrielle who worked hard and diligently to get the “guility” verdict that Mark deserved. Julie’s sons will be in my prayers that soon they will be re-joined with their Mom’s family, the Griffins so they will know the true, caring and loving Mom that Julie was. Bless you her brothers for all the love and care you put into this website in her memory and  your support and help in bringing the case to trial. May you be blessed with a renewed relationship with your nephews soon. Peace!  Happy 50th Birthday Julie! You may be gone but your memory will live on in the hearts and minds of so many!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 – 04:53 PM
Someone Who Cares
I want to express my sincere condolences on the loss of your sister.  This is a wonderful website.  Julie was truly a beautiful woman.  Today, Julie and your family received the best news you could.  Mark will have to live out the rest of his days in jail.  He will have a long time to confess his sins to our Lord.  Don’t forget to pray for him.  Don’t let hate fill your hearts.  It will consume you.  How wonderful our God is, that he created memories so that our loved ones can and will live on in our hearts and minds forever, until we go home to be with them.May God grant you all peace now.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – 10:30 AM
Jessica
This is truly a blessing to be able to see justice served in this case. I have been watching and following the trial. The jury came back with what is right and just. I pray that Julie’s sons will heal and know that she loved them so much. May God bless the Griffin’s.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – 10:54 AM
Gina S
I too have been watching this court case. Sociopaths are all the same. They have a vacant, and smug demeanor. I pray that the boys get some help to revive their memories of their true mother, Julie. May she now rest in peace after a long 10 years. The last several pictures of Julie say it all. She looks so beaten down with all of the light gone out of her face. She is so lucky to have 4 wonderful, faithful brothers . I hope that you get to see more of her sons so that they can heal. The best that Mark can do for them is to tell the truth and ask for his sons’ forgiveness.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – 02:51 PM
kitkat
Oh how proud Julie is of her brothers right now!!!  Thank God the jury saw what we all saw in Mark.  I can only pray that the boys are taken in by one of her brother’s family and raised as Julie would have wanted it.  Mark ‘s(mistress) should not be raising those boys.  I don’t care if they are married and we will see how long she will stand beside her man now that he’s in for life….Through this whole trial I’ve watched and it always reminded me of the movie “Gaslight”, oh go Mark you tried and you lost !!! Thank God for Julie’s love of life to see through him….God Bless Julie’s Family and know that there are alot of ppl out there praying for your loss and our own loss by not knowing Julie..
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – 03:04 PM
Kindered spirit
I’ve lived in Pleasant Prairie for 20 yrs but didn’t know Julie. I remember reading of her death in the News and thought the “drug interaction”her husband claimed killed her was shady. If Mark did not know that Julie was framing him for her murder he would have jumped at the chance of hospitalizing her! If he had called 911it might have been considered a suicide attempt. Why did he keep the children outside when they came home and had them walk the dog before going inside when they came home from school? He knew she was dead. If he was so in love with Kelly he would have checked into divorce to be with her? The answer is Greed..he wanted her out of the way and not have to share anything with her..Not only property but the love of his sons..Today in a letter to the court they referred to her as “their birth-mother” …I don’t believe it was written by them. If it was, It is their way of coping and denial that their father took her life so HE could have everything.He selfishly wiped her out of their lives. He didn’t leave them with any memories…they went out like her posessions on the curb for trash pickup.Most people donate stuff like that to the goodwill…he didn’t take the chance those boys would see another women in their moms’ clothes and yearn for her. Kelly came in to pick up the pieces of their broken little hearts. Lets hope they will someday understand that Julie was a gentle spirit and  she always had the deepest love for them.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – 03:50 PM
I never knew Julie, but I came across this website via CNN. I must say I was deeply touched by the loving website dedicated in her memory. What her husband did to her is indeed unspeakable. I read some of the news headlines about the trial and the letter she wrote, and unfortunately it affected me in such a deep emotional way, because I have been in an abusive relationship with my husband for over 8 years (we have been married for 13 yrs). I have kept a journal of events that have occured over the years. Just last week I was cleaning out my nightstand and found a journal from 4 years ago. As I read it, I began to cry because I realized that there was a specific pattern to the abuse. I have lived in denial for so long, because I didn’t want to accept that it was happening. My husband is highly educated and we have 3 children, so coping with all of this has often been unbearable for me. I chose and still do keep a journal as a way of venting stress. Unfortunately, last year things made a turn for the worse when my husband argued with my 16 year old son (from my previous marriage) over a $40 cell phone bill (which my son was more than willing and able to pay). The next thing that I knew my husband who is 6’1 and 275 lbs was on top of my son choking him, hitting him in the head and saying that he was going to F$%# kill him. Naturally, I attempted to get between them to help my son, but I am not a match for my husband (I am 5’1 and 102lbs), anyway…It probably only lasted for 5-10 minutes, but seemed like eternity. I tried making eye contact with my husband to plead with him to stop, but when I looked at him…he was unrecognizable. He was in such a rage..that the only way I recognized him was by the shirt he was wearing “his face was unrecognizable”. I was never so scared in my life, so I did the only thing that I could think to do: I screamed out with every cell within my body and ask God to come and save us. That is when my husband stepped away, and I grabbed the children and left. I took them around the corner to the post office barefoot, in pajamas (it was 16 degree’s out). I hid them in the lobby and went back into the house for my wallet, money and clothes. I called the police, and filed a complaint, but unfortunately all the police did was issue him a $500 fine. Weeks passed before I would let my husband come back home, and the only reason that I let him come back was because our Baptist minister felt that I should forgive him and try to make the marriage work. I do believe in forgiveness, because it is redeeming, but I also believe in common sense: “The Lord Helps Those Who Help Themselves”. I am planning on leaving my husband in August, I have waited for several reasons. Mostly because I don’t have any family, I am 40 years old attending nursing school (I have 4 more classes before I am ready for the 2 year clinicals), and mostly because of the children. I can’t bear for them to have a broken home. MY husband was recently away on a long term business trip on the West coast (he was gone for almost 6 months) which gave me time to think clearly “without” being brainwashed> somehow he always lures me back in when I am ready to leave. Fortunately I came to my senses and realized that the children and I would be much better off away from him, afterall…what am I teaching my children??? I too am a good mother as I’m sure Julie was too. I guess the reason that I am writing all of this is in my hope that someone will read it and get the help they need or get a glimpse of what it is like to be and abused spouse. I would consider myself to be a joyful person, always the life of the party, a great-attentive mom, I am a christian, I don’t drink, smoke, or do drugs, but I am here to tell you: that the events that have taken place over the last 8 years of my life have nearly destroyed me. I have walked around with my head down, questioned my own sanity, and there have been times that I wondered what my purpose on this earth was for. It is hard to believe that one person can take away so much joy and promise from one’s life. I can only pray that with God’s help that I will have my life back and be able to finish nursing school and enjoy raising my children again someday. As far as my husband goes and Julie’s husband (or any other abuser) they will have to answer to God someday…and that is good enough for me. My final hope today is that Julie’s precious boy’s get an accurate account of who she “really” was, they and she deserve no less. I can be reached at longspeak5@gmail.com. Sincerely. K from Gettysburg
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – 04:59 PM
K in Ky
I’m very sorry for your loss.  I imagine nothing can really ease the hurt you must feel, but I hope the conviction and sentencing will give you some measure of peace.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – 07:45 PM
anon
thank you for this site. i found your site through cnn and am deeply touched, hurt and saddened by all i have seen and read. the judge was admirable and so have all of you been as her brothers. may her sons see what a beautiful mother she was. i have two small boys and i cannot imagine losing the ability to care for my two sons, then the ability to tell them just how much they are/have been loved. i pray that they see the truth about thier mother and all that has happened. may her memory live on and may her sons feel and know her love and intentions for both of them. thank you again for sharing all you have.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – 08:22 PM
FOR DAVID AND DOUGLAS
David & Douglas,     Your Mother Julie loved you both very much.    I hope one day you will know,feel and see this.    Also your Mom was a very sweet,caring and loving woman.    Your Mother’s side of the family love’s the both of you with all of their hearts.    I feel so sad for your loss of your Mother.   I  lost my Mother too back on Jan. 29, 1999.   I miss her so very much.    I didnt know your mom but i really feel like i did.    I also have to say that i’m sorry that you have to deal with losing your Dad to prison and will have to someday accept the truth of what happened that very sad day on Dec 3, 1998.   Not just the day you mom passed away but also the stuff that happened from 1991 to 1998 & from 1998 to 2008.   This is all very sad for you guys.    Your Uncle’s (Your Mom’s brother’s) are caring & loving people who really loved their sister & love you.    They do not want to do any harm to you.  All they want is to be able to tell you & show you that they love you & let you know how much your Mom loved you and fill you in about what kind of a person she really was.  You also have Aunt’s & Cousin’s on your Mom’s side that would love to get to know you.    I pray that you both will give them all a chance to get to know you.    I pray to Jesus for you both to be able to be healed from this nightmare that has settled apon ya’s.  None of it’s your fault.  You didn’t do anything wrong.   Your Mother would of never taken her own life.
She loved her three D’s – daddy(Mark), David, plus Douglas.
Please Lord let their love for their Mother find its way back into their heart & soul.
My prayer’s are with you David and Douglas & with you Julie & Family.
R.I.P. Julie
From a friend in Toledo
Tami aka Johnielee333
Thursday, February 28, 2008 – 02:08 AM
Lesley
Thank you for allowing me to get to know Julie through all of your eyes. What a beautiful tribue to a wonderful woman. I pray that her 2 “D”s will soon recognize the woman that was their MOTHER as the loving person that she truly was. May God Bless all of you!
Thursday, February 28, 2008 – 05:46 AM
Your website is a wonderful idea.  I am your cousin in Idaho.  I wish you peace now that a verdict has been reached.  My thoughts are with David and Douglas.  We should all be proud of Julie for setting a precedent through the court system.  I hope it helps other victims of abuse.  It is such a sad way for us to connect after all these years.
Thursday, February 28, 2008 – 01:45 PM
Justice has finally been served and Julie has been vindicated.  While it is gratifying to see this monstrous man go to prison for the remainder of his life, we can’t help but think of the pain that the Griffin brothers, Douglas and David will live with forever.  Julie would have been proud of her brothers for the way they sacrificed to pursue justice and to be present at the trial through weeks of what must have been mental torture.  While watching the trial a few times in person and many times on TruTV,  we saw all of the brothers conduct themselves like the classy gentlemen they are.  Never once did they display inappropriate behavior or anger toward Mark.  Larry, Mike, Paul and Patrick, it has been too may years since our families have spent time together and we can only feel that it is our loss for not having known you better.  You should know how much respect we have for you for conducting yourselves the way you did.  While you must have felt tremendous justified anger, you always conducted yourselves in a way that would not only make Julie but would make your Dad and Mom proud as well. It is our sincere hope and prayer that you can now find some peace and closure.  While Julie is gone forever, you must have many beautiful memories of her.  God bless all of you and we sincerely hope that you can now build a relationship with David and Douglas.  Your cousin, Celeste and Don
Thursday, February 28, 2008 – 06:36 PM
Scouting Friends
To Larry, Michael, Paul, and Patrick,First of all, I pray that God will grant you all peace, so you can finially go on with your lives remembering all the good times.
The Robers Family has many happy memories associated with the Griffins and all the other scout families of Troop 551.  The camping trips and other family activities we all enjoyed so much. Remember Pat, when you played the organ on the back of Mr. Pflugers pick-up truck? All of you boys played at Ken & my 25th Wedding Anniversary. You were so talented even then, at such a young age.
God bless and watch over you all in the beautful lives you have created for yourselves. May you soon be reunited with your nephews, so they can share in all of your cherished memories.

Fondly,

Mary Robers

Friday, February 29, 2008 – 12:41 PM
Anonymous
To Julie’s brothers and families,
I grew up on 82nd Street with the Griffin family.  Paul and I were in the same class at Whittier School, then at Lance, and we graduated together from Tremper.  Mike, Julie, Patrick and Paul were part of the lives of my brothers, Steven, Scott, and I.  There were Boy Scout events and school events, and just playing ball in the neighborhood.  It was a good childhood, with nice kids and families.  Whenever I think of it, I remember the Griffin family, and I will always remember Julie.  You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Janet Winston Key
Friday, February 29, 2008 – 06:44 PM
Finally justice for Julie and your family has been served.  It was gut-wrenching for me to watch the trial on TV and must have been paralyzing for you.  Your sister is proud of all four of you for your courage and your continuing bond as brothers.  I truly hope David and Douglas will see the truth and return to the fold.  My prayers continue to be with you.
Joni Neidigh
Carlisle, PA
Friday, February 29, 2008 – 07:42 PM
God bless your entire family.  Know that Julie walks hand in hand with God and he’s taking excellent care of her.Your strength is so strong that you’re such an inspiration to me.  I followed the trial every day and did not miss 1 day.  I prayed that the jury would find him guilty.  I cried throughout the trial and feel like I know Julie.  Her son’s will learn the truth someday.  Never give up hope, ever.  What is happening to all of you is called PAS (Parental Alienation Syndrome) which is exactly happening to me right now.

When the verdict was read I sat here and cried my eyes out and said “Justice for Julie”  I hope Mark thinks about this for the rest of his sorry life while locked in a cell for life.  Our judicial system worked;

I was so drawn to the trial because I lived Julie’s life.  My ex husband also kept me under lock and key, he clocked my mileage and I was beaten up every single day, emotionally as well.  I had no money to get away.  My family took his side, so I lived in shelters with my 2 young sons at times.

It’s been 14 years since he tried to kill me in the shower with a razor blade.  I got out with my life.  He has poisoned my sons ages now 25 and 21.  I have not seen them in 14 years and I miss them so bad.  He poisoned their minds into hating me.  If I did not leave that night in 1995 I would not be alive.

I wish Julie got away from him, but like myself you think”we can work this out”  I am a strong woman and just wanted us to work out.  He said to me if I ever left he would take the boys away from me.  He also said to watch my bad at all times because he wanted to kill me,

Please forgive me as this is a tribute to a beautiful, wonderful mother and sister.  May Julie rest in eternal peace for ever and a day.

God bless all of you and you have my deepest heartfelt sympathy.

Lisa
from: Philadelphia Pa

Friday, February 29, 2008 – 09:37 PM
Hello again. I continue to grieve for your loss . I wanted to share a portion of a note  I received from one of the sisters of Kelly. I thought it would give you comfort to know that Douglas has given his life to Christ. IF this is so, then surely sometime in the future, the TRUTH will be made known to him . I believe he has only heard what Kelly and Mark have told him, and cannot accept the TRUTH right now. If you would like to E me, or anyone else, please contact me at  : deborahelsa@gmail.com ( I would like to connect with A Juror also. I can’t register on CNN, I think it’s because of my last name.!)
I would be happy to share with you all I know. I rather doubt I will get much more information from Kelly’s family however as they are very aware my husband and I affirm that Mark is a Murderer. He murdered Julie, and he & Kelly murdered her memory for her boys..Birth Mother my foot!  God knows all and HE is still wrting the end of this story!!!”Kelly laid herself on the line to join a church because Doug wanted to.  Doug  was able  to give his life to Christ.”

Saturday, March 1, 2008 – 08:57 PM
Amanda
I did not personally know Julie.  I have been following the trial and have really been disturbed by this dispicable man Mark and I have been feeling so bad for your Julie.  Mark Jensen’s new wife is just as murderous as he is for being with him knowing he killed her.  Anyway I want you to know i am always thinking about this tradgety and i keep an extra look out for creepos like Mark.  Peace and Love
Saturday, March 1, 2008 – 09:05 PM
I WALKED IN JULIE’S SHOES
May God grant you peace and serenity and know that Julie is now with God and at peace that justice was served.There is a HUGE lesson to be learned here because I was in an extremely abusive marriage to an animal.  Someone said she kept a journal as I did to and that when he was enraged he was unrecognizable.  He tried to kill me numerous times and I had restraining orders against him as well.  He told me I will lose my 2 son’s ages 8 and 12 then.  He kept me under lock and key, clocked my mileage etc.  The littlest things set him into a rage.

In June 1995, dinner was not to his liking and he throw the kitchen table over.  My children were a witness to all this abuse.  I had no where to go, my family would not help me because they did not believe in a broken marriage.  When he threw the table over I ran upstairs and locked the bathroom door – I planned on leaving even though I had no money nor access to atm cards which he kept checkbooks and cards locked in his office at work.  He forbid me to work too.  Well as I showered to get ready to leave he broke down the bathroom door and grabbed a razor blade and started to slash me, I huddled on the floor of the shower stall covering my face.  I truly thought I was going to die on the floor of the shower.

When he stopped and went downstairs I threw clothes on and ran for my life, bleeding and hurting.  Scared and not thinking clearly I called a friend who I only just met 13 days prior online.  He met met me somewhere and held me as I cried and bled.  He took me to the hospital and I had contusions all over as well as defense wounds.

Needless to say, he was arrested.  He was having an affair for years with my parents best friends which I knew about.  They were both in cahoots over a large inheritance which I was to receive.  His mistress was a black widow who used men and conned them into putting her onto her their life insurance (long story) –  What happened next will send chills down your spine,  My sister who I never got along with did whatever my now ex asked her to do because he gave her money all the time……he called her from jail and told her to kidnap my son’s.  My own father bailed him out of jail.  It’s a long story and a complicated one that I hope to tell the world about.  I have been in contact with national networks for help because I want my silent voice heard, but no luck yet.

My ex hired a powerful lawyer and I could not afford one and went to court over custody and defended myself.  I LOST in court, the justice system failed me…. The judge said “since I am not working and have no skills he denied me custody.

It’s been almost 14 years since I have seen my son’s now ages 21 and 25. They have been poisoned into hating me, the brainwashing has been so severe.  This is called PAS –  I have tried everything humanly possible to contact them only to be hung up on.  I am severely depressed.  On my Mother’s death bed she wanted to see my kids and my ex denied that 😦  She died 1 week later without seeing them.  It breaks my heart.  My ex has my diary, and the courts demanded he give it back, he said he lost it…….uh huh, it was incriminating against him.  He threw out all my things, my parents pictures including my dads army photos I stored in my garage.  I have nothing, but I have my life and I am alive.

He told me to watch over my shoulders at all times because he will someday kill me.  I still have nightmares, waking up screaming in the middle of the night.  I re-married to a wonderful man in 2001 who is a shrink and has gotten me through so much trauma in my life.  Holidays and birthdays are so hard for me, but with love and support from my husband I get through them.  My ex is a heinous monster but I have forgiven him silently because the hatred was so consuming and zapped the energy and life out of me.  I have never given up hope of reuniting with my grown sons someday.  I have missed milestones that will never ever be replaced.

MY MESSAGE TO ALL WOMEN, PLEASE PLEASE LEAVE YOUR ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS NOW BEFORE IT’S TO LATE.  WHAT I DID NOT KNOW WAS THAT YOUR HUSBANDS CAN BE ORDERED TO PAY FOR ALL YOUR LEGAL EXPENSES.  I ONLY LEARNED THIS THROUGH LISA BLOOM ON COURT TV.  IF I COULD LEAVE WITH NO MONEY NOR CLOTHES ANYONE CAN!  FIND YOUR INNER STRENGTH AND GET OUT.

I HAVE FORGIVEN MY FATHER FOR DISOWNING ME AND BAILING HIM OUT OF JAIL.  MY SIDE OF THE FAMILY WHAT CONSISTS OF ONLY MY FATHER AND SISTER.  MY SISTER IS ONE OF THE MEANEST WOMAN I EVER KNEW, FILLED WITH EVIL.  I DO NOT HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HER NOR DO I WANT ONE.  MY HUSBAND DOES NOT LIKE HER AND WE WILL NEVER HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HER.  SHE THRIVES ON OTHERS MISERY.  TO THIS DAY MY SONS HAVE NO RELATIONS WITH MY DAD OR SISTER AS THEY TO HAVE BEEN POISONED AGAINST THEM.

I AM SORRY THIS WAS A LONG COMMENT AS I TRIED TO EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING OUT WITH YOUR LIFE BECAUSE LIFE IS WAITING FOR YOU.  I BELIEVE HE’LL PAY FOR THIS ON JUDGEMENT DAY.  THERE IS NO GREATER PUNISHMENT FOR A WOMAN THEN TO LOSE THEIR PRECIOUS CHILDREN.  I CANNOT EVEN EXPLAIN THE TORMENT I STILL GO THROUGH.  I STILL LOVE MY SONS AND ALWAYS WILL….PLEASE PRAY FOR ME THEY WILL FIND THEIR WAY BACK INTO MY LIVE.

JULIE WAS NOT AS LUCKY AS SHE DIED AS A RESULT OF A SICK DEMENTED MAN WHO KILLED HER.  I ONLY PRAY AND HOPE MANY PEOPLE WILL TAKE ALL THE WARNING SIGNS BEFORE THEY END UP LIKE SOMEONE AS BEAUTIFUL AS JULIE WAS.

MAY SHE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE FOREVER AND HER LEGACY SHALL LIVE ON THROUGH HER LOVING BROTHERS.  MAY GOD BLESS HER SONS AND THE GRIFFIN FAMILY.  I FEEL AS THOUGH I KNEW JULIE BY WATCHING THE TRIAL AND CRIED WHEN THE VERICT WAS READ BECAUSE JUSTICE PREVAILED.

SINCERELY FROM SOMEONE WHO WALKED IN THE SHADOW OF JULIE BUT SURVIVED.

MY PRAYERS AND LOVE GO OUT TO JULIES FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO WATCH OVER ALL OF YOU AND KNOW JULIE IS SMILING NOW BECAUSE HER HUSBAND WILL ROT IN PRISON FOR THE REST OF HIS SORRY LIFE.

PEACE AND LOVE FROM A WOMAN WHO REALLY CARES.

Sunday, March 2, 2008 – 01:35 AM
I WALKED IN JULIE’S SHOES
I JUST POSTED MY COMMENT ABOVE.  I CAN BE CONTACTED AT THIS E-ADDRESS WILLING TO HELP OTHERS WHO NEED GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT.EXOTIQUEE@AOL.COM

Sunday, March 2, 2008 – 01:38 AM
To Julie’s loved one’s
Well he got life & hopefully he will never be able to get back out.   now it’s time for everyone to heal.   Douglas & David will come to you but it might take alittle time.   Julie is finally resting in peace.   A rose for Julie.
A friend from toledo ohio,
Tami aka johnielee
Monday, March 3, 2008 – 04:12 AM
JUSTICE FOR JULIE!!
Although I did not personally know Julie It is calming to know that MJ will NEVER know freedom again!  The strength & support your family brought to the courtroom was incredible!  Your statements at sentencing gave me goode bumps.  I ONLY hope your family reunites with D&D and they will learn the truth and realize your love for them! God bless your family and may Julie rest in peace now that there is JUSTICE FOR JULIE!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 – 03:56 AM
Old family friend
I never knew Julie, although, my family knew the Griffins. My sister was high school friends of Mike and Julie’s.  I do not ever recall meeting Julie, although I was very young, but I clearly remember Mike.  When I heard about what had happened to this family I was stunned. I am so sorry for the loss of Julie, but also rejoice in the fact that justice is being served.  I so enjoyed looking at all the pictures on the website, what an awesome job!!  Thanks so much for sharing her with everyone!  Sincerely,  Mary (Schindler) Berg
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 – 09:24 AM
Imploring Heaven for David and Douglas
A Prayer for David and Douglas on the Feast Day of St. Colette – March 6Most Holy Jesus, when Saint Colette was born, her parents were nearly sixty years old and she became an orphan at seventeen. I lift up to You all those who have experienced the death of one or more of their parents, especially the little children. I ask Saint Colette to pray that they may come to know the embracing love of God the Father and the comforting love of the Blessed Mother. O God, send into their lives men and women who are earthly extensions of Your protection and the Blessed Mother’s nurturing spirit. And bring the healing love of Jesus to all who mourn. Saint Colette, pray for us. Amen.

Thursday, March 6, 2008 – 05:53 PM
I watched the trial on CourtTV from beginning to end and was utterly horrified that anyone could knowingly poison his wife and thus tear her away from the children she so obviously adored!  Your Julie clearly loved her husband, too, and I think the reason she didn’t leave was BECAUSE she loved him and just couldn’t bring herself to believe he would harm her!  Throughout the trial, I began to see just how loving and innocent Julie was; devoted to her children, and completely unaware of the pure evil that Mark is!  I also sense the “survivor guilt” that all of you feel about Julie and not being able to prevent her murder.  This guilt is only because you are also loving, decent and honorable people who still cannot conceive of such a horrendous act!  I believe that her boys will one day come to realize just how  their father and  Kellie have lied to them and turn away from her and their father.  I also believe that over time they will embrace all of you again and help you in your grief.  My heart goes out to all of you.  Julie was truly an angel on earth and died a terrible death at the hands of someone who, by God’s Law, should have protected her and kept her safe.  Mark’s insatiable appetites and pathologic selfishness were his ultimate undoing and have destroyed his life!  I pray that his appeal is defeated and he spends every single second of the rest of his life in prison HAUNTED by what he has done, not only to your precious sister, Julie, but to his two children as well.  Someone like Mark is totally incapable of love in any form and is deservedly doomed to hell!  Julie is safe from him now and will always be young, sweet and beautiful!
Saturday, March 15, 2008 – 02:10 PM
donna
What a moving tribute from very loving brothers! The music you created conjures a gentle,soft and thoughtful person as i am sure Julie was. I am so sorry for your loss and for the loss of your nephews.I hope for some healing for all of you! Julie was lucky to have such fine men as brothers! Peace be with you. Donna in Canada
Monday, April 28, 2008 – 10:53 AM
From an Old Friend
I never got to know Julie but I knew her brother Patrick very well, we were good friends back in LA.  I remember meeting his family at Pat’s wedding.  I may have met Julie there but my recollection is not clear.  However, I can tell you that the Griffins are all warm, loving, gentle people as I am sure Julie was.  I am so sorry for your loss, I know no words can heal you, only time will make it easier, but it will never make it go away.  I guess that is a good thing, it makes sure we remember and never forget.  God be with you all.
Monday, June 9, 2008 – 11:02 AM
Anonymous
What sad story, and a waste of a life.    May the test of time ease your pain.
Your memories will live forever.Maggie           Sydney Australia

Thursday, June 19, 2008 – 10:03 AM
neecee from brooklyn
i didnt know your sister julie, but she sounded like a wounderful person.i read her story in the sunday edition of the ny daily news, that is also how i found your website.ive lost so many people close to me,but i never thought to hnor them the way you choose to hnor julie.i think you guys are the best!my heart and prayers go out to you and your family, and though i never met julie, i will never forget how good reading about her made me feel!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 – 03:56 PM
M
Life is sometimes unfair.My prayers are with you.

Friday, June 5, 2009 – 05:57 AM
To Julie”s family:  I had met Julie @ Lance and again @ Tremper.  Today, I thought of her again.  As sad as it is to watch the repeat of the trial, I am reminded of the determination of her family.  Today, I am the Mayor of a small town in Oklahoma.  Today I see with much wiser eyes.  Today, I understand the grief and gut-wrenching loss.  Today, I never let a chance go by to right an injustice, no matter how small.  Today, I thought of Julie again.
God Bless You,
Sheryl
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 – 03:26 PM
I just watched the trial again on In Session and was reminded of Julie’s wisdom and grace.  I send my deepest condolences.
Monday, July 27, 2009 – 09:13 AM
Anonymous
I have been watching the TV this morning/afternoon and heard the sentence. Thank God there is justice here!   Your story has moved me so very much, stay close to Julie’s children and always stare stories with them about them Mother..make sure they always have memories of the wonderful Mother and how much she loved them.
Monday, July 27, 2009 – 09:26 AM
Anonymous
I have watched the whole court proceedings on “in session” and I am glad about the verdict.Having said that , It does not bring back Julie, but I want you all to know that my prayers and thoughts are with all of the family … Julie is with the angels now and god rest her soul… jody rozenberg..florida…. god bless all of you…………………
Monday, July 27, 2009 – 09:33 AM
Anonymous
I just watched the court session program about this horrible crime.  I am thankful the murderer was finally convicted.  My prayers to the family and especially the children.
Debbie in Oklahoma
Monday, July 27, 2009 – 10:00 AM
I am from Chattanooga, Tn.  I am a survivor of Domestic Abuse, and have tried for 2 years to get someone to call me back with the Domestic Shelters here.  I wanted to volunteer my time in some way.  When I resided in NC a shelter gave me a car so that I could work, and it saved me in a lot of ways.I also told the shelter here on the phone that I wanted to do a fundraiser for them through my business, and they still did not call me back.  Try after try…….
I’ve had them as well as others tell me fundraisers just don’t do well here for Domestic Abuse.
The kicker is I called 3 different places and they couldn’t tell me where people go or call if they need help or advise on getting out of a bad situation.

I am willing to do what I can to help this change.

Your sisters story has encouraged me to pick that folder back up, and
do that fundraiser anyway, and gain more awareness in Chattanoga.  It made me angry and frustrated at the difficulty to get info on them, so I put my research down and filed it away.  Can you imagine how hard it is for the victims to find them?

I will be able to use this site for people to really open their eyes to how serious Domestic Abuse is.
I am also putting BACK on my website our We support Domestic Abuse Victims.

Julie can rest now, and her story will help open the blind eyes.

God Bless you guys.

Monday, July 27, 2009 – 10:01 AM
Anonymous
Rest in Peace beautiful  Julie.  My heart just broke reading about you and looking at the pictures. You deserved so much better…
God Bless your family and may he give them the strength to carry on…you will never be forgotten.  Sleep in peace beautiful angel above. Lynn Z.
Monday, July 27, 2009 – 10:24 AM
I watched the court proceedings on TV and was disgusted with how Mr.Jensen showed no remorse for what he did and was even more shocked to see him sitting there smirking and winking. This so called man makes me sick…After all the years that have gone by he still shows no emotion or feeling towards anyone or anything but himself…..God bless your family and may the Lord be with you all in your time of healing and in moving forward…..
Monday, July 27, 2009 – 10:52 AM
Debbie
May your soul rest in eternal peace, and may your former husband’s soul rot in hell forever!
Monday, July 27, 2009 – 12:37 PM
a sympathetic stranger
Dear Family of Julie – I just was made aware of our terrible loss today, when I watched trial information regarding your Dear Julie’s case. I am so sorry for your loss -and because I was a victim at an early age of my fathering killing my mother – I am so sorry for Julie’s boys. I saw the blank look of horror on one of the son’s faces in the courtroom and my heart broke. I pray for you that each day you will be able to lessen the pain of her loss with the memory of the life she lived.Much comfort and sympathy

Denise Daniels

Monday, July 27, 2009 – 02:47 PM
I wish that I had just one brother that was as loving as all of you are.  You had a beautiful and caring sister–thank God that you are keeping her alive through this web site.  I wish there were one thing that I could say or do to ease the pain of her loss.  Might you receive strength and love through her children.  I found out about Julie by watching her trial on TV and I am deeply moved by the commitment and love that is obvious by her family.  Thank you for sharing Julies life with so many!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 – 10:36 PM
Linda Moyock
I did not know your sister but what I have read she was a wonderful person and mother.  My prayers go out to the family and the children.  I know that God is keeping her save with his love and she is smiling on her family and children.
Justice will find a way for Mark Jensen to stay in prison for the rest of his life.  Please don’t give up.
May Julie rest in internal peace?
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 – 10:21 AM
Anonymous
Thank You so much for this web site! You did something positive with your grief, and it will help others! Domestic violence is so prevalent and you are educating others about it,and keeping Julie’s memory alive!
My prayers of peace are with you all!
Dr. Mary Manesis-Gilbert
Saturday, January 2, 2010 – 08:54 AM
Hello,
Katfish….ponders here. I just wanted to let you know that all briefs were submitted on June 24, 2010 and the appeal was assigned to a 3 judge panel at the WCCA. So now the appeal is pending an opinion/decision. You may already be aware of this but I  just wanted to be sure. Hope all is well for the Griffins !
Thursday, June 24, 2010 – 09:45 PM
annapolisparking@yahoo.com
I did not know anyone involved in this tale ..only learned through the media..but I continue to think about her and her family. I cant get her lovely smile out of my mind. And that letter she wrote. If someone gave me a letter like that I would open it immediately!  I also try to check and make sure the monster who did this is still in jail. If not his “new” wife better be looking over her shoulder
Thursday, March 22, 2012 – 03:14 PM
Anonymous
So sorry for your tragic loss. Boris Penton, an auditioning dancer who danced to Patrick Griffin’s instrumental piece, Shadow Bird, on a television show SYTYCD brought me here. Read your story and was moved.
Thursday, June 14, 2012 – 12:01 PM

2 thoughts on “Tributes 1-200

  1. I think about your sister Julie at times and can only say I’m sorry for your loss. Years ago I watched the trial on TV, and I felt so bad for her family and especially her two boys. I hope they are doing OK and I pray for their happiness. I’m sure Julie is smiling with her gentle smile from heaven and knows that her family took care of her precious children. He better spend his whole life in jail for what he did.

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