Jacqueline Park

August 4, 1951January 27, 2023
Obituary of Jacqueline Park
Jacqueline passed away on January 27, 2023, after her long battle with metastatic cancer. She fought with the fierceness of a warrior and surpassed all odds for her diagnosed condition. She is finally at peace. Jacqueline was born in San Francisco to Alice Kim and Woonsun Park, and later raised by her devoted aunt, Corinne Kim. She attended Hoover Elementary School and Lowell High School, followed by U.C. Berkeley for undergraduate school and Stanford University for her master’s degree. She was a true San Francisco native. Jacqueline was admired by all who knew her for her kindness and openness. She made everyone around her feel safe, special, and loved through her empathy and selflessness. Jacquie was charming, effortlessly exuding confidence, class, and wisdom with no trace of intimidation. She was the caretaker for her infirm mother leading up to her death when Jacqueline was just 13 years old. Jacquie sacrificed so much to give her daughter, Jayne-Louise, the best education and life experiences. Together, they traveled near and far and regularly frequented art exhibits and musicals. Through her deep love for the arts: ballet, opera, music, and theater, she met her husband, Kevin, while he was working for the San Francisco Ballet. They enjoyed traveling together, experiencing new cultures, and sharing the joy of meeting new people. Jacqueline was a talented pianist, knitter, needle pointer, and cook. She excelled at all of the arts. Her home was always open to those who didn’t have family nearby to spend the holidays with, and she cooked lavish meals to share with everyone. She built a successful gift-basket company, furthering her devotion to provide joy to others through her craft. In her final years, she knit baby blankets to donate to the UCSF Pediatric Precision Cancer Medicine Program. She is survived by her loving husband, Kevin Connaughton, her daughter Jayne-Louise Webb, and many caring family members and friends near and far. She is also survived by her dear friend, Orlando Lee, who was like a son to her. She will be forever missed. A celebration of her life will be held at Calvary Presbyterian Church, where she was baptized, at 2515 Fillmore Street, San Francisco at 11:00am on Saturday, March 18, 2023, followed by a casual reception of food & drinks at Palmer’s Tavern at 2298 Fillmore Street. All are welcome, as she would have welcomed all.

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Celebration of Life