Born in Stockton, California on 1 May 1937. Died in Orangevale, California on 23 March 2016. Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Dennis Allen Newman. Survived by her son Brian and daughters Cara and Diana; grandchildren Nathan, Anika, and Johnathan; sister Lillian Hoganauer and niece Lois Anderson of Texas, and nephew Richard Malmgren of Hawaii. A 57-year resident of Orangevale, Jackie had numerous friends through her involvement in and as leader of the Natoma-Roberts 4-H Club, in bridge and quilting groups, competitive tennis, the Sigma Alpha Sigma sorority, the Women's Thursday Club of Fair Oaks, and attendance at theater events and other social activities. Jackie had many interests which she pursued with vigor, including biweekly bridge games (which she continued up into the week of her passing), gardening, and teaching bridge and needlework to all comers. A graduate of the teaching program of California State University Sacramento, Jackie taught for nearly 50 years in the San Juan Unified School District and surrounding areas, including almost 30 in the Home and Hospital Instruction Program. Many former students have maintained contact with her over the years. Jackie touched many lives, and a celebration of life will be held April 16, starting at 5pm. Email email@example.com for information. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to local scholarship programs or the 4-H Foundation. If you have a skill of any sort, please consider giving a demonstration of it at a local youth group or a library, a school, your house, or someone else's house. It's what Jackie would have done.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Apr. 3, 2016.