Jackie Myers, 72, passed away peacefully at her home in Lakeport, California, on January 23, 2011.
She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Phillip Myers of Lakeport; her son John Myers (Tamara) of Oakdale, California; daughter Debra Sommerfield (Rian) of Lakeport; son Kevin Myers (Daphne) of Elk Grove, California; and daughter Ann Myers of Burbank, California; and six grandchildren: Amanda, Jessica, Kylie, German, Katrina, and Shayna; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was born Jacqueline Raelene Araujo in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1938. A true “island girl” and an artist from a young age, Jackie enjoyed painting with much of her work in oils and pastels, drawing inspiration from Hawaii’s beautiful flowers, beaches, and seascapes. Jackie attended Sacred Hearts Academy and Star of the Sea High School where she graduated as salutatorian in 1956. She attended the University of Hawaii and embarked on a career as a medical secretary/artist during which she sketched and colorized surgical procedures with intricate detail that could not be captured by the color photography of the time.