Jacqulyn (Jackie) Kay Benge, age 86, passed away peacefully in her home in Orangevale, CA on April 2, 2019 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease and PD related dementia. She was the wife of Vern Benge. They shared over 69 years of marriage together.
Born in Pomona, Kansas, she was the daughter of Clyde and Lucille (Welch) Rice. When Jackie was a teenager her family moved to Orangevale. She attended San Juan High School in Citrus Heights where she met Vern. They were married on July 19, 1949.
She was a member of Redeemer Covenant Church in Orangevale where she was involved in many church functions and outreaches over the years. She enjoyed a variety of activities and hobbies which included crocheting, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, square dancing, bowling, camping and fishing with friends and family, including children, grandchildren, & great grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Vern Benge, sister Shirley Claudeen Smith, daughter Verna Schooley (Bob), Sons Clyde Benge and Kevin Benge. Grandchildren: DeAna Schooley, Emilee Key (Jason), Kelli Poindexter (Jason), Tyma Benge, Amber Riccobuano (Mike), Erin Fackler (Forrest), and Chris Benge. Great grandchildren: Courtney Rosenkrans (Joseph), Ethan Turner, Rylie Poindexter, Alexander Alfiere, Natalie Kelly, Carsen Riccobuano, Zoey Fackler, and Leeland Fackler.
She was predeceased by sister Nancy Popejoy, great granddaughter Kaycie LeeAnn Turner, and great grandson Payton Gabriel Kelly.
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