|“|| I don't believe it... Harry, it's a baby... Cheryl. We'll call her Cheryl.
According to the novelization of the first game, Harry met Jodie at the beginning of his sophomore year of high school. He took the opportunity to ask her out after she broke up with her previous boyfriend. Jodie became Harry's priority as they fell in love. They were wed at a church soon afterward, and their nine years together are described as a "never-ending honeymoon".
When her husband was twenty-five, they found an abandoned baby on the side of the highway. With Harry's agreement, they adopted the baby, to which Jodie gave the name of Cheryl. It is revealed at a point in Silent Hill that Harry and his wife desired to have a child during their marriage, but were unable to conceive due to Jodie's illness.
Silent Hill suggests she died from her said disease, and the game's manual confirms this.
The novel contradicts this by stating that while she was driving home from work, a car chase occurred in which a criminal crashed into her while in full speed, killing her.
In either case, her death left Harry in deep grief while Cheryl was too young to understand what had happened.
In the Good ending, a radio transmission plays in which Jodie and her husband are heard finding Cheryl on the side of the highway.
In the introduction video, Jodie is seen finding Cheryl with Harry by her side. She has dark brown hair and dark eyes, wears a long dress covered in a pink floral pattern (possibly cherry blossoms), and has a shawl around her neck.
She is mentioned a few times throughout the game, first when Michael Kaufmann asks if she is with Harry, and Harry states that she died four years ago.
- Jodie's name is mentioned only in the novelization of the game. In the game and its guidebooks, her name is never revealed.
- In Silent Hill 3, Heather states: "But I do have just a trace of one more memory left. I haven't forgotten my sweet and gentle mother." It is unknown whether Heather was thinking of her mother as Cheryl or her mother as Alessa. It is most likely that she was remembering Jodie, as she seems to be in a nostalgic mood at the time when she is thanking her father, and Heather also states, "Mo... Dahlia used me to summon God", in Alessa's sickroom, which suggests that Heather refuses to acknowledge Dahlia as her mother. It is also highly unlikely that Heather would recall Dahlia as "sweet and gentle" when her treatment of Alessa is considered.
- Harry's apartment contains a hand-made art piece of Jodie, holding hands with his two adopted daughters, which is presumably a dedication to his lost wife and child, with the addition of Heather.
- Although Jodie's voice actress in Origins is uncredited, she sounds exactly like Jennifer Woodward, who portrayed Lisa Garland in Silent Hill: Origins.