August 4, 2021

Born in: Palo Alto, CA
Resided in: Fremont, CA

Our beautiful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Jacqueline Claire Brown passed away on August 4th, at the age of 87.
To know Jacqueline was to love her. Born and raised in Palo Alto, she graduated from Palo Alto High and eventually married the love of her life, Dick. Her warmth and charm had a way of making everyone around her feel included and important. She loved to laugh, was a wealth of wisdom and a friend to everyone she met. She had a contagious smile and a kind word or funny joke for everyone she encountered. She was a dedicated, selfless and affectionate mother and Nana.
Jacqueline was a vibrant woman, considerate and generous. She had many dear friendships throughout her years. One of the highlights of her week was playing cards with her friends on Thursdays. Jacqueline was notorious for her love of good food, chocolate and Diet Coke (extra ice!). Some of her best advice was to learn to be flexible in life, to never end a visit or conversation without saying “I love you”, and when in doubt … eat cake.
She will be lovingly remembered and honored by her beloved brothers Floyd and Boyd; children: Christine, Richard B (Rhonda), Linda (Ron) Richard M (Jeanne) Lisa, Robert (Kathy) and Daniel; grandchildren: Shane, Stephanie, Melissa, Christianne, Will, Janelle, Mandy, Tawny, Cody, Richard,Jack, Erin, Joshua, and Jason; great-grandchildren: Ila, Marielle, Wyatt, Savannah, Tate, Emma Lea, Vance, Gunner, Asher, Harper, Ricki Claire, Orion, Riley, Emmy, Joshua Jr, Sapphire, Ashley, Evelyn, and Ava; as well as numerous relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years Richard (Dick), sister-in law Virginia, parents James and Clara Belle, and her great-granddaughter Hali.
Jacqueline was so very loved and will be missed by all. May she rest in peace.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the caring staff of Washington Hospital and Windsor Care Center.
“May you always walk in sunshine
and God’s around you flow,
for the happiness you gave us,
no one will ever know.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone,
a part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.
A million times we needed you,
a million times we’ve cried.
If love could only have saved you,
you never would have died.
The Lord be with you and
may you rest in peace.”
Services will be held on Saturday, August 21 at 1:00pm at Berge Pappas Smith in Fremont.
Please note: masks are required for all in attendance.
Those unable to attend in person may join via live stream on Zoom.

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Memorial Service: August 21, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Berge Papas Smith Chapel of the Angels
40842 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538


Room: Gargen Chapel

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  1. CandleNana was a beautiful person and her loss is felt deeply. I’m thankful to have been lucky enough to have met her and I send my love to all of her family and friends.

  2. CandleMadrè you will be missed! Your beautiful sense of humor, your wit, your smiles and laughter and mostly the love you gave us all. I know we weren’t the easiest bunch but you loved and nurtured us unconditionally everyday. I love you and hope you’re with pops dancing in the moonlight. Love you

  3. CandleWe had the honor of meeting Jackie at Safeway when she was the demo lady and we worked there. She was always so friendly, had such wonderful things to say and that beautiful smile… we were always happy to see and have a little chat with her… we are honored to have known her and she will always hold a place in our hearts. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.


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