Baruch Dayan HaEmet – Jacqueline Rose Edelstein z”l

Jacqueline Rose Edelstein, mother of Shari Edelstein, (Shayna Yita, bat Miriam and Yehudal Abe) passed away peacefully Monday afternoon September 18, 2023, the day after Rosh HaShanah, under hospice care in Longmont. Her daughters Shari and Amy and families have been very present with her in this final journey. Below is a beautiful summary of her life shared by the family.

There will be a shiva gathering and service at Bonai Shalom this Wednesday, September 20th:
Gathering/visit:  6.30pm
Service:              7.30pm 

Hamakom y’nachem – strength and comfort to Jackie’s sisters Cynthia & Krystal Rose, her daughters Shari & Amy Edelstein, sons-in law Jonathan Gold & Gunther Maurus,  grandchildren Avery & Duncan Cook, Nadiv & Matan Gold-Edelstein, along with loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

May Shayna Yita’s neshama be at peace and her memory a blessing!
Rabbi Marc

Jacqueline Rose Edelstein
Shayna Yita, bat Miriam and Yehudal Abe
June 10, 1941 – September 18, 2023

When you were born, you cried, and the world rejoiced
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice

(Navajo Chant we sing to celebrate her life.)

Jacqueline Joyce Rose, known as Jackie, was born and raised in Passaic, New Jersey with her parents and three siblings: Leonard, Krystal and Cynthia. She graduated from the Newark Beth Israel Hospital nursing school in Newark, NJ and moved with her husband to Florida in the early 60s. In addition to raising her two daughters, Shari and Amy, she enjoyed spending time with family and an extended group of friends. Jackie also enjoyed a special relationship with her nephew, Uriah.

As a registered nurse, Jackie worked in a variety of positions, including a family practice on Key Biscayne, providing home health services, at a local senior center and as a research nurse with the VA and the University of Miami. During this time, Jackie continued her education, ultimately becoming a nurse practitioner. She also worked in the emerging field of death and dying.

In 2019, Jackie moved to Colorado to be closer to her daughter, Shari. A true care giver, Jackie was always concerned for the welfare and wellbeing of her community, including those who lived and worked at her assisted living facility in Louisville, CO. 

Jackie was an avid reader, tennis player and crossword junkie. Over the years, Jackie hosted meals for friends and family in her home in Miami. Her home was a place of gathering and many of Shari and Amy’s friends thought she was the “cool” mom. She will always be remembered for her infectious laugh, sharp wit and caring heart.

Jackie is survived by her sisters (Cynthia & Krystal Rose), her daughters (Shari & Amy Edelstein), two sons-in-law (Jonathan Gold & Gunther Maurus), four grandchildren (Avery & Duncan Cook, Nadiv & Matan Gold-Edelstein), and loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Contributions can be made in her honor to Planned Parenthood and/or the Alzheimer’s Association. 

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