Monday, September 8, 2014

Jacqueline Gail Kistler Powers, BHS 1964

Jacqueline Gail Powers, 67, died peacefully on March 6, 2014 with her family by her side in Simi Valley, CA. Jackie was born November 1, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA. The daughter of Clifford E. Kistler and Anna B. Kistler. She grew up in Burbank, CA and graduated from Burbank High School in 1964. She met her soul mate, John Robert Powers, whom she married in 1968. They had 3 children and raised them in Simi Valley until John's early passing in 1987. She was a very independent, strong and courageous woman. She was a dedicated mother to her children whom she raised alone since John's death. She was a hard working employee of Simi Valley Bank for over 15 years and most recently Boston Private Bank and Trust for the the past 10 years. Customers and co-workers remember her for her kind spirit, ability to listen and her beautiful smile.
Jackie loved and mastered every form of arts and crafts. She was very patient and meticulous with ceramics, doll making, sewing, crocheting, knitting, cross stitch, beading, jewelry making, and painting. But, her pride and joy were her grandchildren. She loved to have fun with them and spoil them. She is survived by her children, (son) Gary Powers, (daughters) Tiffany Talafuse and Heather Lee, (son-in-laws) Steve Talafuse and Jerry Lee, (grandchildren) Emma Talafuse, Steven Talafuse, and Gavin Lee, (sister) Carol Davies, and (nephew) Thomas Swire. She is preceded in death by her father, Clifford E. Kistler (1977), her mother, Anna B. Kistler (2003) and her husband John Robert Powers (1987). Funeral services to be held Monday, March 10, 2014 at Reardon Family Mortuary, Simi Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at

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