Jacqueline (Jackie) Friele Reynolds

Jackie journeyed to her heavenly home April 21, 2012 after an 8 ½ year battle with ovarian cancer. Born July 29, 1952 in Santos, Brazil to Berent and Irene Friele, Jackie was bilingual in English and Portuguese from an early age and loved beach volleyball and Girl Guides. She came to the United States after living and working in London as a nanny, first to San Francisco in 1974 and then to Seattle in 1976. She met her future husband, Tony, through the campus ministry of the Navigators at the UW. They married in 1981, living in Shoreline, Edmonds and Brier.

Jackie worked in several departments at the UW Medical and Dental schools from 1977 to 2005. A cheerful and happy soul who enjoyed friends, a good cup of coffee, laughter and her dogs, Jackie is survived by her husband, Tony Reynolds (Brier), daughter Kerstin Reynolds (Ballard) and sister, Chantal Friele (Scarsdale, NY). She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Jennifer.

Jackie loved Jesus and walked in His footsteps. A memorial celebration of Jackie’s life will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday June 2, 2012 at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 18826 3rd Avenue Northwest Shoreline, WA 98177.

As Jackie wasn’t a very formal person, the family has requested that memorial attendees wear colorful clothing instead of black. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Virginia Mason Medical Center through their website:


Please select “other”, listing “ovarian cancer research” and select “in memory of” Jackie Reynolds.

5 Responses to “Jacqueline (Jackie) Friele Reynolds”

  • Judy Ryan says:

    I only learned today of Jackie’s passing. She was a good friend throughout my childhood years, we shared many Girl Guide camps and many weekends at each other’s home. I wish her daughter and husband happiness and peace, she was a special person.


  • Colleen King says:

    I just read the sad news about Jackie.s passing. I was lucky to work with Jackie she was genuinely sweet and cheerful and just a really kind and thoughtful hard working dedicated person who was a complete joy to know. Jackie loved her family very much..Jackie will be missed..I.ll remember her and her family in my prayers…Colleen

  • Jim and Sara Hennessey says:

    We came across this announcement a year too late. Tony was a student of mine at the UW. He and Jackie moved into a little house near North City School, close by us and we got together often. Jackie was such a wonderful girl…always smiling, happy, full of life. Sara and Jackie bonded. They had things in common but mostly outgoing, talkative and wonderfully sweet personalities. We can’t imagine Jackie is no longer with us. Our love and support go out to Tony and Kerstin in the hope that we will see them again soon.

  • Maria Helena dePedraza says:

    I just discovered this! Jackie and our families were neighbors in Sao Paulo Brazil. We played tennis…and volleyball at the Clube Ingles.
    We met again in San Francisco and after a while lost touch but I never forgot her or her sister Jennifer.
    I have a lovely photo of her from back then but not sure how to send it.
    God bless…

  • Renato Sheldon says:

    I only discovered today the sad news about Jackie. We were good friends and we saw each other when she visited her grandmother who lived in São Vicente just like me. After many years I was in that city and I remembered old friends. Searching for their names on the web, I learned of this sad news. Jackie was a good-hearted person and a loyal friend.

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