June 14, 1938 - June 21, 2018
Jacqueline Margaret Ratcliffe passed away peacefully June 21, 2018 with family by her side.
Jacqueline (Jacqui) was born June 14, 1938 in Crewe, Cheshire, U.K. As a child, she was a Girl Guide, and at age 12 was crowned Rose Queen in Crewe, U.K. In her teens, Jacqui enjoyed working with fashion and modeling. Always compassionate and kind to people in need, she also had a deep love for animals.
In 1960, Jacqui met and fell in love with Peter Ratcliffe, a naval officer. They married September 14, 1961. It was beautiful to see a couple so in love and always so close to each other.
Jacqui was an internationally licensed cosmetologist and massage therapist and quite an entrepreneur - owning a hair salon in North Wales, sandwich shop in Chester, England, hotel in Llandudno, North Wales, and day spa with her daughter Michelle in Medford, Oregon. Jacqui loved to travel and enjoyed many holidays all over the world, as well as several cruises. Jacqui and Peter moved to Medford, Oregon in 2000 to be close to their daughter and grandchildren, after visiting many times since 1987.
We will miss Jacqui's quick sense of humour and wit, her elegance, grace, and giving nature. Most of all we will miss her optimistic, upbeat happiness and love for a good conversation.
Jacqui is survived by her husband, Peter Ratcliffe; brother, Tony Simon; sister, Mary Vives; son, Paul Ratcliffe; daughter-in-law, Sharon Ratcliffe; daughter, Michelle Obereigner; son-in-law, Mike Obereigner; grandson, James Sherbourne; and granddaughter, Hannah Sherbourne. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Anthony Ratcliffe; sister, Anita Hunt; brother-in-law, Derek Ratcliffe; and her first son-in-law, Steve Sherbourne.
A service will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 675 Black Oak Dr., Medford, OR.
The family would like to thank all the staff, doctors, and nurses at Rogue Valley Hospital who fought and cared for Jacqui and our family over the past two weeks. You stand out, and we cannot thank you enough.
Thank you to all family and friends for your caring, love, kindness and support during this very sad time.