Jacqueline Ruth Canepa
Nov 2, 1929 - Aug 29, 2019
Jacqueline (Jackie) Ruth Canepa, 89, of Rancho Murieta, California went to be with our Lord on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at UCD Hospital,
surrounded by family.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Audrey Parks. She is
survived by her beloved husband of seventy years, Albert; sister, Beverly Hardy,
husband Bob and family; daughters Pamela, Beverly, Julie and son Albert III; eight grandchildren Matthew, Pamie, Michael, Christina, Sarah, Trevor, Jessie and Jack;
and twelve great-grandchildren Jaxon, Sicily, Teal, Eliana, Jamie, Parker, Lizzy, John, Luke, Alaria, Alexander and Gwendolyn.
Jackie’s life story began on November 2, 1929 in Los Angeles, California as the eldest daughter born to Ralph and Audrey Parks. Jackie graduated from Burbank High School in 1946, where she was active in theater and student government. She met and married her husband, Al, in Fort Bragg, California in 1949. Nursing was Jackie’s chosen
profession. She received her RN degree from Franklin Memorial Hospital in
San Francisco, California in 1951 while Albert was completing his pharmacy degree at UCSF.
In 1954, they moved to Willits, California to manage the Canepa family
pharmacy and raise their family. Together, they built a new pharmacy and gift store in 1969. Jackie managed the extensive gift and cosmetic departments while Al managed the pharmacy. Jackie and Al always worked as a team and they enjoyed many successful business and happy family years as an integral part of the Willits community. Jackie and Al sold the pharmacy business and move to Sacramento, California in 1982,
eventually settling in Rancho Murieta, California, where they built their dream home and have resided for over thirty years.
Jackie and Al joined Capital Christian Center and Trinity Life Center churches under the leadership and friendship of Pastor Glen and Mary Ann Cole. They considered both church families to be one of their greatest blessings. Jackie cherished her family and her home was always filled with family and friends sharing love, tears, hope, joy and
laughter. Jackie enjoyed traveling with her husband, Al, to many countries around the world, including Israel’ where they were baptized in the Jordan River. Where ever they traveled, they were always blessed to make many new friends. Jackie loved to cook
special dishes for her family and to this day her kid’s still vow,
“Nobody can make lasagna and German chocolate cake like Mom.”
Jackie will be remembered as a devoted, loving, and caring wife, mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother, a good friend and a woman who loved the Lord. She was dearly loved by everyone, will be missed, and will forever be in our hearts.