DeGarmo, Jackie

April 11, 1944 - January 28, 2014

A memorial service for Jackie DeGarmo of Dallas will be held on February 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM at St. Andrew United Methodist Church located at 5801 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX.  Jackie was born April 11, 1944 in Mattoon, Illinois to the late Roger and Vivian Turpin.  She passed away January 28, 2014.  Jackie was a passionate, caring teacher of 40 years that truly loved her students. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and just sitting down and having a good laugh with her friends. She loved to attend her grandchildren’s school events and sporting activities. She is survived by her son Jeff Jennings of Frisco, her precious grandchildren Alexis, Avery and their mother Kristi Schaffer. Jackie is also survived by her sister Vicki Pohlman and her husband Larry of Arlington Heights, Illinois and their children, Lauri, Bob, Randy (deceased) and David.  Jackie will always be remembered by all her friends and family. Condolences can be made to and memorial donations made to Employee Crisis Fund, Plano ISD Benefits, 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd., Plano, TX 75093.

Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


20 replies on “DeGarmo, Jackie”

Patti Ward says:

My friend lightened up a room when she walked in and I will forever remember her laugh!! I love you Jackie!!! You touched me in many many ways!


Shannon Axtman says:

Blessings on Jackie and her family. She was a wonderful person and teacher. The students she loved and taught and the teachers she taught with are only a small part of her legacy. Jackie will be greatly missed at Mendenhall Elem.
Shannon Axtman

Grace Fulton says:

Jackie will be great missed. She was a huge asset to Meadows Elementary and the children loved her dearly. I will always remember her cheery smile as she worked each day with the students whose lives she impacted. My sincere condolences to her family.

Melissa Walker says:

I will always remember our chats about the funny things our school children said. I will miss your great smile!

Tea Mcgilvray says:

Mrs.degarmo was my pace teacher at dancehall for as long as I could remember. so much of me is made from what I learned from her. she wasn’t just my teacher, she didn’t just teach us the facts, she was an inspiration . she will always be my favorite teacher. I remember her telling us stories and playing games with us ,I remember her pushing us to our limits, helping us achieve our goals, she encouraged us to make a difference and dream. she was an amazing teacher and I will always be grateful for what she taught me and the impact she has made on ny life.

Frankie Ramirez says:

What an inspiration…always with a smile on her face! She focused on others rather than herself. We were so blessed to have her at Meadows! I miss you, Jackie!

Richard & Lourdes Alman says:

Jacque, your are a sweet, gentle and loving lady. You are tough, you fought the good fights, and won. Lourdes an I will think of you sitting in our glider, glass of wine in hand.

Julie Seymour says:

Jackie was a true inspiration to all who knew her. She has left such a tremendous legacy of love and laughter to all those whose lives she touched, students and adults alike. I will miss her smiling face and laughter.

Rob D'Amico says:

We have fond remembrances of Jackie and her great laugh and sense of humor. She will be missed! Our thoughts are with Jeff and all of her family and friends. — Rob and Rebecca

Sally Thompson says:

It was my great pleasure to work with Jackie at Meadows Elem. We had many wonderful talks about “Life”. I will never forget her engaging smile and laugh, and especially her determination to accomplish as much as she possibly could every single day. The kids have shared endless stories of happy and funny times with Jackie and I know their lives are greatly enhanced because of having the joy of calling her “teacher”.

Margot Anderson says:

Jackie was the most wonderful teacher! I know because she was my fourth grade teacher and I will never forget her love of learning, the genuine smile she had for every child in her classroom, and the creative activities she gave us the opportunity to experience. I had the pleasure of teaching with Jackie after growing up, and she remains one of favorite people. She made every conversation special and she loved life. I will miss her dearly and will be in prayer for her family and friends.

Doris Garrett says:

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one.

Ann & Dennis D'Amico says:

40 years of friendship. What a treasure! Memories of all our good times will always remain in our hearts.

Delia Rosa says:

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. I will never forget her love for learning and her genuine smile. She was an inspiration for all students, coworkers and friends. Jackie… You will be missed!!

Delia Rosa

David Pohlman says:

I want to let you know that you were a great Aunt. You were always full of laughter and very kind. You were a wonderful host and I will cherish the memories of our time together this summer, as well as when I was a kid in New York, Connecticut, and Florida. I still remember driving the boat on the Long Island Sound, our trip to the Statue of Liberty, and going to the New York Mets game with you. I am happy you were able to read at my wedding, and I love looking at the pictures of how much fun we had together. You will be greatly missed, and our memories together will be in my heart forever.

Melinda Spivey Floyd says:

Jeff, I have such great memories of your mom when we were growing up. She was so fun and silly. She took us everywhere in that orange Volkswagen bug! Please try and think of all those great memories during this sad time.

Suzi Campbell says:

Our building will not be the same with the absence of that signature laugh. Jackie enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. We will miss her.

Nicole Matthes says:

What a beautiful remembrance of Jackie today. Thank you for sharing your family’s beautiful memories. She was a very special being.

Janice Moore says:

Jackie, what a blessing you have been in my life! What tremendous impact you have left on me and my entire family. You were a total inspirational icon that we all loved so dearly. Friends walk in your life, but so few are embedded the way you are. I love you with all my heart and it is going to be such a tough journey without you. I know that you fought hard and I know all the reasons why. What great times we have had and I will always cherish all the fun and crazy things that we were totally guilty of doing. I know you loved your service, with such great friends and family sharing tears and laughter. You will forever be in my heart!! Save me a place!!

Pat Cooney says:

I am so sorry to have been unable to attend Jacqueline Ann’s memorial service. A friend for so many years through thick and thin! Jackie and I laughed like school girls- sometimes until we cried- I am sure there were wonderful memories shared – she had so many friends! Our Vineyard summers will never be the same without her-but her spirit will be there forever.

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