In Memory of Jessica Graml
Name: Jessica Graml
Birth Date: September 17, 1985
Blessed Date: July 31, 2005
Ascension Date: June 30, 2019
Jessica Bo Yeon Graml was born in Varese, Italy on September 17, 1985 to Roberto and Jayne Turconi. Her middle name Bo Yeon means “Precious Gift of God”. Her early life was in the New Yorker Hotel on the 29th floor while her parents had missions in International Religious Foundation and a Printing Business. As her mother created a band named Providence to sing for American Clergy Leadership Conference groups, Jessica began to sing along. She lived in L.A. a short time then back to Italy when her brother was born. She then went to Spain when her parents were asked to be part of a Trinity to support the Spain leaders who were receiving a child. Her parents supported the Religious Youth Service in Spain and during that time she was frustrated trying to speak Spanish.
Later on, she moved to Maryland, as her father worked at The Washington Times in Reprographics and her mother worked at The World & I Magazine. Jayne, her mother, was also a Councilwoman of Landover Hills, Maryland and helped FFWPU members acquire an abandoned school which became New Hope Academy School in Landover Hills. Both Jessica and her brother, Justin, attended New Hope Academy for a few years.
By middle school, Jessica had moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1998 where she attended Naylor School, then on to high school at Tucson High. She received honors and was awarded the Horatio Alger National Scholarship for University. She was flown to Washington, D.C. and received the scholarship from Colin Powell. During her time from 1998 to 2003, she developed close relationships with friends Kendra and Nedd Anderson and Reagan Taylor in Tempe, AZ of FFWPU. They used to go to the cabin in the mountains and have fun with both of the families. When she graduated, she went to Special Task Force (STF) in 2004 for leadership training in for one year.
Jessica volunteered to help with initiatives in Congress. She then lived with the Howells in Maryland. At that time, she was Blessed in marriage with Young Graml on July 31, 2005, who was in his second year of STF. She and Young moved to Tucson after marriage. In 2006, Jessica and Young tragically lost their baby they named Michael. Jessica also lost the Horatio Alger Scholarship because they did not allow any break in school and she needed to take time out for the baby. Jessica continued studying online at Arizona State University and received a bachelor’s degree which included three areas of study: Social Work, Psychology, and Religion.
Jessica’s daughter Aryel Yeon-Sa Graml was born on September 18, 2007 in Tucson, Arizona. Jessica literally lived for her daughter and instilled so much love and confidence in her.
More than anything, Jessica loved to laugh. She liked mystical and healing aspects to life, watched cooking shows–she gourmet cooked with online recipes–painted art, worked out, laughed, and enjoyed nature.
She helped her mother Jayne with sending Ministers to the Middle East Peace Initiative. She spent time working with VIPs in Korea, She attended Temple of Universality sometimes where founder Betty Tatajlaski had supported True Father’s activities since the early days in his peace ministry.
Her work included a flower family business “Country Flowers”, Wetzels Pretzels, Magpies Pizza, various exclusive restaurants as a waitress, property management, and she also loved caregiving. She cared about so many people and she will be missed by all she has touched.
Date: Sunday, July 7 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, followed by lunch
Location: Arizona Family Church – 900 South Mitchell Dr. Tempe, AZ 85281
Below is a fundraiser for Jessica’s Memorial Service.