Jacqueline Arlene Camey obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Jacqueline Arlene Camey

January 14, 1943 - April 20, 2012

Obituary


"I met Jacqueline Polan in August of 1962 at a company called Emery Air Freight, near Midway airport in Chicago, Illinois. She was from Chicago, her Dad was from Chicago, her Dad was a Chicago City Fireman, and her mother was a seamstress. I was a Farm Boy from central Illinois. I thought my chance of asking her to go out with me were pretty slim, but to my suprise, she said yes and we started dating, and in January of 1963, I asked her to marry me with kind of low hopes since we...

"I met Jacqueline Polan in August of 1962 at a company called Emery Air Freight, near Midway airport in Chicago, Illinois. She was from Chicago, her Dad was from Chicago, her Dad was a Chicago City Fireman, and her mother was a seamstress. I was a Farm Boy from central Illinois. I thought my chance of asking her to go out with me were pretty slim, but to my suprise, she said yes and we started dating, and in January of 1963, I asked her to marry me with kind of low hopes since we had only known each other for 5 months. But my hopes turned to elation when she said YES. We were married on September 28, 1963. We lived in Chicago and suburbs until 1980. Our son Tim was born in 1964, son Tom born 1966, and daughter cathy in 1968. In 1980 we sold our home in South Elgin, Illinois, and rented a truck and trailer from U-Haul and moved to Citrus Heights, California. Jacki had worked as a travel agent in Elgin, Illinois, and I was a salesman for a printing company. Neither of us has jobs, but we looked forward to the move. Jacki found travel agent job quickly and I found a job with a Stockton printing company. About 1982, Jaci got a job with California State Auto Association (AAA) as a travel agent and was with AAA for 23 years. We moved to Rocklin in 2004. Jackie got the horrible diagnosis of AIS (also known as Lou Gehrig disease) about 3 years ago. She fought as hard as she could against the disease, but on April 20 she lost the battle and I lost my Girl Friend, love of my life for 48 1/2 years. May God help me and my family survive without her loving support, and I can look forward to meeting her again."
- John Camey, Husband