Jacqueline Mae Molander, 90, born in Cedar Rapids, formerly of Yuma, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Omaha, Neb., following a short illness. Services will be held at a later date at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Survivors include a son, Gary Molander of Broomall, Pa.; two daughters, Barbara (Patrick) McClintock of Omaha, Neb., and Carol Molander of Lakewood, Colo.; a sister, Patsy Baker of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her parents, Oval and Ruth Reid; and a sister, Betty Bender.
Jacqueline graduated from Cedar Rapids Wilson High School in 1948 and worked for the telephone company for several years. She and Donald were married on July 29, 1951, and celebrated nearly 58 years together before his passing in 2009.
In Cedar Rapids, Jackie did volunteer work, and was involved in Homemaker's Club. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards and other games, even after her move to Yuma with Don in 1984. There, she was able to add pool time and trips to casinos to her list of fun things to do.
She was an active member of two Trinity United Methodist churches, the one in Cedar Rapids and the one in Yuma.
Jackie will be missed for her quick sense of humor, her perseverance in adversity, such as dealing with severe rheumatoid arthritis and macular degeneration, and most of all her love of family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or JDRF.