October 8, 1930 ~ May 19, 2020

Born in: Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Resided in: Parker, Colorado

Jacqueline Lee Click

October 8, 1930 – May 19, 2020

 

Jackie Click passed away on May 19, 2020 in Parker, Colorado.  She leaves behind a large family to cherish the memories of her life.  This includes her son, Paul (Zoila) Click of Aurora, CO and daughters Deborah (David) Dix of Aurora, CO, Dana (Jeff) Adams of Detroit, MI, Robyn Click of Denver, CO, and Leslie Click of Lakewood, CO.  Jackie was pre-deceased by her youngest daughter Suzanne Hagan, her brother George Smothers, Jr., and her parents Agnes and George Smothers.  She leaves behind 16 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

Jackie was a champion for adults with developmental disabilities in Colorado. Her very successful career as a social worker spanned decades and included services for metropolitan Denver as well as the State of Colorado.  A pioneer, she successfully placed hundreds of institutionalized adults into group homes which in the 1970s was a new lifestyle for persons with developmental disabilities.  It is safe to say that Jackie impacted thousands of people throughout the years and improved the lives of an entire population for years to come.

During her retirement Jackie enjoyed traveling the world.  She was inquisitive, curious, and appreciative of different cultures and far-away countries.  She counted visits to China and Thailand as some of her favorite trips, among her many travels.  Jackie’s passport was always up to date.  She was especially happy to take trips with her grown children.

She possessed a strong Catholic faith and was an active volunteer at Church of the Risen Christ in Denver.  A member of the Silverado Club there, she made friends with fellow travelers and joined many of the club’s sponsored trips throughout Europe and North America.

Jackie was born and raised in Oklahoma where she attended the University of Tulsa.  It was there she met and married her former husband Kenny Click, who passed away in 2007.  She later earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Metropolitan State University in Denver, graduating the same month as her oldest daughter graduated from high school.

The biggest joys in her life were her six children, and she was happiest when all were gathered together.

Jackie will be laid to rest at Mt. Lindo in Morrison, Colorado.  Due to Covid-19, the celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made in her name to Developmental Disabilities Resource Center in Lakewood, Colorado.

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  1. Mom, May you find peace among the Heavenly angels, in the comforting arms of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on the snow. I am the sunlight on the ripened grain. I am the gentle Autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry: I am not there, I did not die.
    I’ll love you forever🤟

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  2. My condolences go out to your family. It is so difficult to lose our parents. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. ❤️

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  3. Leslie & family,
    My heartfelt condolences to all.
    My the beautiful memories that fill all of your hearts, help bring you comfort at this time.

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Jackie was an amazing woman. I had the pleasure of getting to know her and hear all of her stories about her travels and the love she had for her family during her time at Pine Grove. I loved her like she was my family. She will be so very missed ❤

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  5. Granny held everything and everyone together…. It will take a village to do the job…. She used to say that….. She was right………….. She will truly be missed. Tough ol’ broad…. I am channeling my inner Kenny…God Bless her and give her the peace she deserves…. btw… I paid the damn bill… now get off my back!! Sorry for your loss…… XOXO : )

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  6. First, my condolences to the family. Jackie was such an amazing spirit. She definitely kept me on my toes at Pine Grove. It was an honor and pleasure to have crossed such a soul as yours. You made me laugh a lot and told me stories for days. I’m sorry you had to go. But to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Blowing you a kiss, like always. 😘

    Love always,
    Shantell Anderson

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  7. Jackie always brought happiness to me at Pine Grove Crossing. I loved taking caring of her and laughing with her. She will be very missed

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  8. I absolutely adored Jackie and I loved taking care of her at Pine Grove. She would always brighten my day with stories of her childhood and children. My condolences for her family and friends 🙏

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