Dr. Jillian St. Raymond Vitter

Dr. Jillian St. Raymond Vitter

Person ID: I3 


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  • Gender Female 
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    • Jillian was born at 1:36 A.M. in the morning. She was delivered by Dr. J. Kenneth Beezer at the old campus of Women and Infants Hospital (later taken over by Roger Williams Hospital when Women and Infants moved to a new building). She was born with bright red hair. Jeff had worried about getting babies mixed up in the nursery, but once we saw the headful of bright red hair we knew we could pick her out of any crowd. Jillian was fine for her baptism, but cried all day afterwards and through the party. Her godparents are aunt Kathy Weaver Steele and uncle David Vitter. For her first several months, Jillian had to wear a harness so that her hip joint would grow properly.

      Jillian's infant nicknames were Boopie, Boopity, and Macadaboop. When Sharon was pregnant and she and Jeff were thinking of names, they joked with their families that we were going to name her, if a girl, Nola Paola, in honor of their birthplaces. When Jeff told his mother Mimi that they were thinking of the name Jillian, Mimi thought that Jeff had said "Gilligan", which she wasn't too thrilled about. Her response was, "Isn't that some sort of TV show?" Jillian's middle name is Mimi's maiden name.

      Jillian lost her first tooth at Patterson Park when Scott slid down the slide and bumped into Jillian. The tooth popped out of her mouth, and it got lost in the sand. She accidentally swallowed her second lost tooth, so it wasn't until tooth #3 that the Tooth Fairy actually got a tooth. Another time, while she was at Lincoln School, she swallowed one of her loose teeth when it got caught in the apple she was eating.

      Jillian started nursery school at Lincoln School, an all-girls school in Providence (although boys were allowed until Kindergarden). Her best friend was Rachel Kirtley. The family moved to Durham, N.C. in April of her second grade year (1993). Once settled in Durham she started the Duke School for Children at 1516 Hull Ave, Durham. After graduating from the lower school after fourth grade she attended Duke Middle School on Old Erwin Road. She was there for her fifth, sixth, and seventh years. Friends included Megan Gulla, Elizabeth Wheless, and Anna Stagg. For her eighth grade year (1998-1999) we lived in Valbonne, France for the year while Jeff had a sabbatical at INRIA located Sophia Antipolis. Jillian attended the International School of Sophia Antipolis-CIV where 2/3 of her classes were in french and 1/3 were taught in english.

      In 2003, Jillian graduated from high school at Cary Academy, Cary, N.C., where she was on the honor roll and played volleyball, basketball, and soccer. In 2007, he graduated magna cum laude in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, where she lettered in crew her freshman year. She attended the University of Perth in Australia for her first semester junior year as part of study abroad and got to travel across the South Pacific. The rest of the family saw her briefly at the beginning of her study abroad when they traveled to Australia and New Zealand. After graduating from Notre Dame, Jillian taught English for a year at a French high school (Lycée Honoré de Balzac) in a French program similar to Teach for America. She got to live with Aunt Donna during that year and had a great experience. She started medical school at Georgetown the following year and received her M.D. degree in 2012. She moved to Denver to start her residency in anesthesia at the University of Colorado and became chief resident in 2015.

      Red hair, green eyes.
    Siblings
     1. Dr., Capt. Jeffrey Scott Vitter, Jr. (ID:I4)
     2. Audrey Louise Vitter (ID:I5)

    Parents

    Family ID: F2 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Dr. Jeffrey Scott Vitter (ID:I1785),   b. 13 Nov 1955, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sharon Louise Weaver (ID:I2),   b. 24 Mar 1955, Gardner, Johnson, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Aug 1982  First Presbyterian Church, Paola, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sharon Weaver Engagment Announcement Document
    Weaver- Vitter Wedding Miami County Republic Document
    1982-08-13 -- Vitter Weaver Rehearsal Dinner Document
    Jeff & Sharon'a Wedding Christmas photo
    Jeff & Sharon's Wedding
    Reference Number 11354 
  • Photos
    Jillian Vitter
    Jillian Vitter
    Histories
    A. L. & Audrey Vitter: Role Models Extraordinaires
    A. L. & Audrey Vitter: Role Models Extraordinaires
    Jeff Vitter's parents A. L. Jr. & Audrey (née St. Raymond) Vitter (grandparent names Père and Mimi) led accomplished lives of extraordinary service and caring for others — a legacy for generations to follow (including many Domers and a killer cookbook!).
    Après le <em>Aha!</em> moment (et avant aussi!)
    Après le Aha! moment (et avant aussi!)
    As highlighted in the history "The Aha! Moment That Led to This Website," Jeff Vitter made a big breakthrough in December 2000 when he discovered when, where, and how his Vitter ancestors came from Europe to the USA. Much correspondence behind the scenes led up to and beyond that discovery. This history gives an inside look at the correspondences that genealogists engage in and how what we understand grows (we hope!) with time.
    Martin Samuel Weaver: Kansas Homesteader
    Martin Samuel Weaver: Kansas Homesteader
    Sharon (née Weaver) Vitter's paternal great grandfather Martin Weaver, from a family of 18 children, forged the way from Holmes County, Ohio to Miami County, Kansas and established today's Weaver Homestead in suburban Kansas City.
    Photos from Mimi's Homecoming Weekend, June 2006
    Photos from Mimi's Homecoming Weekend, June 2006
    We couldn't bury Audrey "Mimi" (née St. Raymond) Vitter in New Orleans at the time of her death because of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. When her body was brought back home for reburial eight months later, it was a time for several family events and to celebrate her life.
    Remembering Those Back in Uzan
    Remembering Those Back in Uzan
    In the 1800s, the Ferran, St. Raymond, and Cougot families lived around a small village in southwestern France called Uzan (pronounced "u-ZHANG" in the local patois). After emigrating to the U. S. A., they sponsored a monument to those from Uzan who gave their lives during World War I. It stands there still today in front of the city hall.
    Vitter Holiday Cards Through the Years
    Vitter Holiday Cards Through the Years
    'Tis the Season to be jolly! Welcome to a tradition starting in 1945 spanning several generations of annual Christmas greeting cards, augmented from time to time with cards for other occasions.
    Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie
    Our Loyal Guardians Rex & Queenie
    Rex and Queenie — half-ton cast-iron Newfoundland dogs — have stood guard over Vitter-Artigues homes in New Orleans for about 110 years and have a fascinating (and still mysterious) genealogy of their own.
    Videos
    When Jeff & Audrey Vitter Lost Jillian & Scott in the Woods
    When Jeff & Audrey Vitter Lost Jillian & Scott in the Woods
    Some fun interviews with Jillian, Scott, & Audrey Vitter when their dad Jeff was being inaugurated as 17th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, including a vivid description of their 2004 Father's Day hike in the woods when Jeff & Audrey lost Jillian & Scott. Fortunately all turned out well!
    Articles
    <em>Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home</em>
    Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home
    Judge Wendy Vitter put together a wonderful cook book in honor of Mimi's 78th birthday in 1998, entitled Thursday Night Cookin': Mimi's Recipes for a Happy Home. The cook book consists of the family's favorite recipes of Mimi's, along with several bons mots, family trivia, and memories. The name for the cook book came from the family's tradition of having Thursday night dinner at Mimi & Pere's.

    When the Vitter kids were younger, a similar tradition existed at Mimi's parents' home at 3539 Napoleon, where Mémère and Pépère would host everyone to Wednesday night dinner, often roast chicken. Jeff liked to make little chicken sandwiches with the chicken, biscuits, and gravy.