Pamela Gower, 49, suffered fatal injuries after crash-landing on a parked car in Shotton Colliery, Co Durham on Saturday afternoon.
Residents performed CPR on Ms Gower, from Hebburn, South Tyneside, before paramedics arrived.
She was flown by air ambulance to James Cook University Hospital where she died from her injuries.
On her Facebook page, Ms Gower described herself as a “crazy trainee skydiver”.
She is pictured taking part in the extreme sport in numerous photographs, including her profile picture in which she is seen beaming, dressed in parachuting gear.
The image, posted last month, is captioned: “Nothing makes me more happy than skydiving, can’t wait for the next jump!!!!”
In an online tribute, her cousin Anthony Cairns wrote: “RIP Pamela Gower, we will all always love you so much.
“It is with great sadness I would like to share the unfortunate news that my lovely cousin Pamela Gower passed away yesterday afternoon after her parachute failed to open properly.
“She certainly lived life to the full that’s for sure.”
He added: “Just makes you are aware that you have to make the most of life as you have no idea when it is likely to be taken away from you. She was doing exactly that I guess, doing what she loved.”
Ms Gower worked as an employment adviser for Remploy, an organisation which provides job placements for people with disabilities.
A post-mortem examination will be carried out and Durham Police have launched an investigation in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive and the British Parachute Association.
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