Day, age 61, passed away on March 5, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.
Jackie was born in
Chicago, Ill., on April 28, 1952, to Joseph and Georgia (Andrews) Gifford.
She is survived by
her husband, Phil Cashen; daughter Kendall Day and son Jordan Day; stepson,
Peter Cashen; sister and brother, Joelynn (Michael Hertel), and Joseph
(Bonnie) Gifford; loving nieces and nephews and many friends.
Jackie grew up in
Chesterton, graduated from Chesterton High School, and went on to earn a
degree in social work from George Williams College in Downers Grove, Ill.
Her life was spent
in service to others from her first job as a counselor at an alternative
high school, raising her family in Glen Ellyn, Ill., to her most recent work
in Indianapolis at Nordstrom. She was a woman of great faith and character,
an outstanding witness to her faith in the Lord, and provided a living
example through her actions. She was a trained Stephen Minister. She enjoyed
meeting and talking with people and kept friendships active from childhood
to college, across time and place.
celebrating her life will be held on Friday, March 7, at College Park
Church, 2605 W. 96th St., Indianapolis.
Visitation will be
held at the church from 9-11 a.m., with the memorial service to follow at 11
Donations may be
made to The Foundation for Hand Research and Education (part of the St.
Vincent Foundation) or The Realm of Caring, Colorado Springs, CO.
The family wishes
to thank the Franciscan Hospice team for their caring service.
being handled by Indiana Funeral Care and Crematory, Indianapolis, Ind.
Phone (317) 636-6464.