Jackie Lynn Medrano Passes Away

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The following message was sent to me by Randy Aaron Smith on December 09, 2005 at 1:32pm PST-
To the Grandparents, Aunts, Uncle, Nieces, Nephews and friends,

It's sad to be the bearer of bad news but this morning (Fri 12/09) Jared's mother, Jackie Medrano, passed away after suffering a massive heart attack while at home in Dallas. She was 48 yrs old. Paramedics were unable to resuscitate her after arriving.

He called us at 5 am this morning after his family in Dallas notified him...we scrambled but were able to get him a flight out of Anchorage three hours later...at the time of writing this message, Jared is on a plane headed to Dallas due to arrive this evening at 9:30 pm. When he gets more details he will let us know and we will pass it on.

Jackie was the pillar in Jared's life and he will need every ones support in his time of mourning.

Jared has his cell phone with him so if you would like to contact him the number is (I HAVE HIDDEN HIS PHONE NUMBER FOR PRIVACY REASONS).

Again, I will keep everyone updated when I get more info.
The following message was sent to me by Jared Paul Brewerton Smith on December 11, 2005 at 3:52am PST-
While I meditate on the recent events that surround my mother's passing, I am thankful for the support that we have received from family and friends alike. Each day brings a new perspective, and as our clarity grows so does it couple with understanding of what has transpired. As we move toward our own healing, I am compelled to say that even though my loss is very real, I separate from my mother on this earthly world with love in my heart and a clear conscience. She was my mother, my friend, and my guide. She will forever walk beside me in spirit and mind as I challenge myself to become the father and man that she always saw me to be. I know deep within my heart, after the years pass and long after the legacy that was my mother manifests itself in my daughter, that the day will come where I will move into the spirit and the love between mother and son will be returned to me. Funeral services will be conducted at Calvary Temple in Irving, TX (972-261-1919) on Wednesday, December 14th, 11:00 AM. Her final resting place will be in Colleyville, TX at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park (817-498-5894) just a few miles from our home in Euless.
Obituary from the December 12, 2005 Fort Worth Star-Telegram
courtesy of Jared Paul Brewerton Smith
Jackie Lynn Brewerton Medrano, 48, of Euless left this earth very unexpectedly and passed into the glorious kingdom of our Lord on Friday, Dec. 9, 2005.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Church, 4401 N. Highway 161, Irving. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Jackie entered into this life on Nov. 28, 1957, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was the first child of J.B. and Karen Brewerton. Jackie spent most of her childhood growing up on her dad's ranch in Tyhee, Idaho. Jackie left Tyhee at 9 and moved with her family to Las Vegas. Jackie then spent the rest of her teen years in Nevada, Washington and Alaska.

Jackie moved back to Las Vegas where she met her first husband, Randy Smith. From this marriage Jackie had her first child, Jared. Although this marriage ended in divorce, Randy and Jackie remained good friends.

In 1978, Jackie met Alfonso Medrano, "Fonzie" to the new family. Al brought a special magic to Jackie and Jared's life. Al knew they were a package deal and it was a most perfect fit. On Sept. 6, 1980, Al, Jackie and Jared were married. Jackie and Al had just celebrated their 25th anniversary in September.

On Jan. 9, 1982, baby Nick was welcomed to the family. On March 1 1987, Al, Jackie and the boys welcomed that special baby sister, Brittany. Jackie was so proud of her family and she was sure to let everyone know. They were her finest accomplishments until the birth of her grandbabies, Emma and Bailee.

Another source of pride to Jackie was the special relationship she enjoyed with Al's family. There was never a dull moment when those "Medrano women" got together.

Jackie was in the restaurant industry for the past 25 years, the past 10 years at The Ballpark in Arlington. Jackie was known for making every party, wedding or special occasion a cherished lifelong memory for every client. Jackie was well known in the baseball world, no matter how famous or anonymous the person, they all received the same special treatment that only Jackie knew how to give. Jackie always expected the best from her staff and they were always willing to give "for Jackie, we love her, let's get it done!"

Loyalty to Jackie was freely given yet it was never demanded by all who knew and loved her. Jackie left her stamp on everyone's heart. She has left this earthly life, but we know we will see her again. We know that Jackie is watching over us all like she always did. To know Jackie was a privilege, to love her was an honor.

Jackie was preceded in death by her sister, Tracy; grandparents, Clix and Laura Wahlen; aunt, Maxine Smith; the uncle for whom she was named, Jack Wahlen; and her father-in-law, Alfonso Medrano Sr.

Jackie will be in our hearts forever.

Survivors: Husband, Al; sons, Jared Smith (Erica Martinez) and their daughter, Emma of Anchorage, Alaska, and Nicholas Medrano of Euless; daughter, Brittany Medrano (Tyler Pope) and their daughter, Bailee of Lewisville; father, Jim Brewerton of Grapevine; mother, Karen Waters of Bedford; brother, Jim Brewerton (Cathy) of Euless; mother-in-law, Carmen Medrano of El Paso; sisters-in-law, Clairie Skero (Frank) and Yvonne Hill (Billy) of Spring; brother-in-law, Richard Medrano of El Paso; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; and so many people whose life she touched.
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