Beauty School Closes to Mourn Murdered Teacher
Sign on the front door
October 15, 2013, 2:13 pm
By Rosemary Reynolds & Jeremy Scott
PORTLAND -- The grief over the loss of a teacher has been too much for her co-workers and students at the Bella Institute School of Cosmetology
. It has been closed for two days this week after Jessie Cavett was murdered by her estranged husband in Gresham this weekend.
Kimberly Vadore owns the school and was a friend of Jessie's for six years, describing her as a ray of sunshine who was as beautiful inside as she was
"She poured her life out into so many young people who are now out in salons being successful. She's not physically here anymore, but she's never gone. We're always going to be thankful for that little slice of heaven that we got," Vadore said.
The women met in Eastern Oregon when Vadore was a
school principal and Cavett persuaded her to open a
beauty school. She says that Jessie loved her two little girls more than
anything and she could hardly wait to show everyone new pictures.
Her marital problems were not a secret. She had a restraining order against her estranged husband for domestic violence. Vadore says she was worried about the young mother who was on a
first-name basis with detectives.
She still doesn't understand why something more wasn’t done and Jessie's students
are feeling angry and sad.
Cavett, 27, was shot in the head at her apartment by Joshua Cavett this weekend in front of the couple's two-year-old daughter who he took on the run before being captured.