Obituary — Jacqueline Flanders
May 26, 2003
Jacqueline “Jackie” Flanders passed away on April 24, 2003. She was born in San Francisco to Captain Richard Flanders and Emma Bazet Flanders on October 11, 1914 and was 88 years old.
She grew up in Palo Alto, Calif. and received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in physical education from Stanford University. She taught history and physical education, which included yoga and swimming, at both the high school and college levels. From 1952 to the early 1970s, she work as an instructor of women’s physical education at San Bernardino Valley College in San Bernardino, Calif. She was certified to coach swimming, tennis, dance and archery.
Jackie was an avid outdoorswoman whose activities included swimming, skiing, fishing, hunting and hiking. She spent six winters as a member of the Snow Valley Ski Patrol, also serving as an avalanche ranger. She enjoyed classical music, ballroom dancing, painting and travel. She traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada, and also visited Morocco, Tangier, Gibraltar, the Azores and France. She developed an interest in yoga in the 1960s, studied under a master in Mexico, and returned to teach yoga in California.
During her youth, Jackie, along with her brother, assisted their father in building a cabin near Fallen Leaf Lake. She spent many summers there teaching swimming and water safety. After retiring, Jackie lived in Marla Bay where she and her brother built neighboring homes on Lake Tahoe. Each summer, she would escape to her beloved cabin at Fallen Leaf Lake. She loved to cook for company, serving gourmet meals based on favorite menus she acquired during her extensive travels.
Jackie loved German Shepherds and owned and bred them for decades. She was rarely seen without a German Shepherd by her side. She will be remembered for her contributions to the Fallen Leaf and Marla Bay communities. Her trademark was her electric blue, 1963 Cadillac convertible with the license plate, “JAC 13.”
She is survived by three nieces and was preceded in death by her brother, Ned, in 1995. At her request, no services are planned.