Jackie Rydstrom passed away peacefully in Newnan, Ga., on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, after a strong fight against cancer. She was 57.
A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2013, at the Alta Sierra Country Club, 11897 Tammy Way in Grass Valley, Calif. 95949.
Jackie was born on Sept. 15, 1955, in Fort Sill, Okla., and spent her childhood in Granada Hills, Calif. She eventually moved to Nevada City and Grass Valley where she raised her family and called it home. Jackie owned her own skin care business and loved her clients like family. When she wasn’t working, she could often be found planting flowers, doing yard work and perfecting her already perfect home. She loved to cook and always planned a meal for the next family dinner.
Jackie was deeply admired for her strength, courage, kindness and beauty. She was a wonderful daughter, sister and mother and an incredible friend to many. Although her early passing has left a void in all of our lives, we will cherish our memories of Jackie and always keep her close to our hearts.
Jackie is survived by her daughters Ashley Rae Alvarez and Lauren Jo Hornick; her older sister, Cheryl Allen; her younger brothers John Rydstrom and Chris Rydstrom; and her stepfather, Ken Eichmann.
She has joined her mother, Alberta Eichmann, in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jackie’s memory to the SNMHF/Millar Fund by contacting (530) 477-9700. Donations benefit the Women’s Imaging Center of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for women who cannot afford annual mammograms.