Obituaries

Home: Salt Lake City, Utah
Death Date: September 16, 2017
Birthdate: January 1, 1930
Place Of Birth: Algiers, French Algeria

Jacqueline Jackie Snyder + Enlarge

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Jacqueline, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2017 at her residence at Highland Cove Assisted Living Center.

Jacqueline was born on January 1, 1930 in Algiers, French Algeria to Antoine Biaggi and Madeleine Sajot. She had one sister Christiane. At the outbreak of World War II the family returned to France. After the war ended and she finished her schooling, Jacqueline took a job in a bank but soon grew tired of the routine work, especially since no travel was involved. She was very adventurous and decided that the best way to find a more interesting job would be to learn to speak English and broke the news to her mother that she was moving to London. Jacqueline lived with a British family for 15 months and worked as a nanny for their children. Upon returning to Paris she applied for a job with TWA International as a flight attendant and got accepted. She flew all over Europe and the  Middle East visiting Rome, Athens, Lisbon, Cairo and Bombay. Her greatest desire was to see the United States and she obtained a visa and transferred her employment to TWA Domestic based in Kansas City and later Long Island, New York where she met her future husband, William Snyder a TWA pilot. After her marriage, she stopped work at TWA to be a stay at home mom. She eventually moved to Salt Lake City in 1988 to be near her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter.

Jacqueline was a very artistic and creative person and pursued many interests. It seemed she could do anything with her talented hands. She became a great oil painter and then carved intricate wooden frames for her artwork. She bought a loom and wove wall hangings and mats. Of course there were many knitted and crocheted sweaters  and blankets and doilies. She learned to make beaded jewelry and shared her earring creations with her friends. The hobby she took the most pleasure from was learning how to quilt. She eventually became a Master Quilter having won many competitions at local Utah quilt shows. She took great pride in hand quilting all of her hundreds of beautiful quilts.

Jacqueline was a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother and a great friend to many. She was a fantastic cook and instilled a love of cooking in us which we share with all of our friends. She will be remembered for her spunky personality and she was always game for fun and adventure. We brought her with us on all of our camping trips with friends and all of our vacations over the years creating many wonderful memories. She will be sorely missed and never forgotten. We know she has found some peace after suffering from Dementia and memory loss during her last 5 years.

Jacqueline is survived by her daughter, Melinda Adamson; granddaughter, Paris; and son-in-law Douglas Adamson. Preceded in death by her parents and sister. 

We wish to give special thanks to the wonderful, loving hospice nurses and aides at One Care Home Health and the caregivers at Highland Cove who took such good care of Jacqueline.

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