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Obituary: Jacqueline Lee Reichard




For The Madera Tribune

Jacqueline Lee Reichard.

 

With extreme sadness we are announcing the passing of Jacqueline Lee Reichard on Jan. 18, 2024.


Jackie was born the eldest of four daughters in Philippe, West Virginia, on Aug. 11, 1940, to Marks and Dorthy Willet.


She was a Madera resident for the past 52 years, retiring from Oberti Olives/Tri Valley Growers after 21 years. She spent her time as a Master Gardner, playing bridge regularly, taking photographs, helping at the Fossil Discovery Center, she was a world traveler, choosing places off the beaten path. She has made many trips visiting all but one continent, with Asia being her favorite.


Being with her family and the time spent together was most important to her. She was an animal lover taking in the stray cats in her neighborhood. She enjoyed gardening, reading, photography and her three-mile walks in the mornings.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul Reichard. She is survived by her children Jan (Mike) Mytych, Elaine (Robert) Reichard, Gary Reichard of Madera and Jeff (Denise) Reichard of Coarsegold. Six grandchildren Denice (Tom) Mosier, Darren (Katie) Nash, Stephen (Michele) Chase of Madera, Nikki (Troy) Shogren of Paso Robles, Heather (Justin) Reichard of Squaw Valley, Jamie (RJ) Reichard of Fresno. Eight great-grandchildren Ray (Maddie) Nash, Bailey Nash, Levi Chase, Peyton Chase, Jaxson Mosier of Madera, Evan Jordan, Layla Shogren and Clayton Shogren of Paso Robles. Three sisters JoAnn (Lenard) Bonde of Plummer, Idaho, Margaret (Bob) Alfaro of Medford, Oregon, Marsha Marolda of Lakewood, California, and a large extended family.


A celebration of life will be held February 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at San Joaquin Winery.


In lieu of flower donations can be made to Master Gardeners, Friends of Madera Animal Shelter, Girl Scouts, or your favorite charity.v

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