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Jackie Mathews-Summers

Jacqueline “Jackie” H. Mathews-Summers passed away July 16 at home with family and friends at her side following a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 56 years old.

Jackie was born March 15, 1957 to Henry and Dorothy Harner in Palm Springs, CA. Shortly thereafter, her family relocated to Cedar Ridge where Jackie spent much of her life. She attended grade school at Mt. St. Mary’s and graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1975. She attended Sierra College.

Jackie worked for Grass Valley Group for many years as an electrician (aka kilo-watt cutie) and Program Manager. She retired from traveling for GVG to work for the Tack Room as a bartender in Penn Valley.

She enjoyed family, friends, gardening, the outdoors, her menagerie of animals, and traveling. Jackie was a volunteer with many Penn Valley area groups including the Community Association, Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Center Foundation.

She leaves her Beloved Husband, Dave Summers and her Sister, Jill Harner. She was preceded in death by both her Father, Henry and Mother, Dorothy.

A Celebration of Jackie’s life will be held at the Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 4 pm. The Celebration will be a potluck with opportunities for all family and friends to share their fond memories. Please contact Mark Fredrick at 530-432-1739 for further information.

Special thanks to Dr. Michael Andya, Amy Barber, P.A. and staff, Dr. Dave Campbell, Radiation Associates of Roseville, and Hospice of the Foothills. We would also like to thank the many friends who supported Jackie throughout her life and are continuing to honor her after death.

In memory of Jackie’s dedication and love to animals, memorial contributions may be sent to either: Rough & Ready Animal Clinic, PO Box 1050, Rough & Ready, CA 95975, or

Sammie’s Friends Horse Fund, 14647 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949.

Checks must note ”in memory of Jackie Matthews-Summers”.

Donations can also be made through paypal by going to www.sammiesfriends.org Credit card donations can be made by calling the shelter at 530-471-5041.


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