SAN CLEMENT, Calif. — Jacqueline “Jackie” A. Desjardins, 56, went to be with the angels on Saturday, Jan. 8, after a long battle with numerous medical conditions.

Jackie was born May 30, 1954, in Aberdeen, Md., to the late Jack and Alice Nelson. She later moved to Maine and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1973.

She worked at Auburn K-Mart, Knapp Shoe and Maine Plastics. Her greatest joy was taking care of injured squirrels, She volunteered at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.

She moved to California to live with her niece Michelle and family where she traveled to Hawaii, Mexico and enjoyed cruises.

She loved camping with Kristen, David and Cindi, going to the ocean and spending time with family. She also enjoyed quilting with her cousins. She will be remembered for her laughter and outgoing personality.

She is survived by a sister, Stacey and husband, Terry Bent, of Bridgton; brothers, Fred Nelson and wife, Kerry, of Brunswick and John Nelson and wife, Diana, of Austin, Texas; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her mother and father; niece, Lisa Nelson; and sister, Cindi Souviney.

DESJARDINS — Jacqueline “Jackie” A., 56, died Jan. 8. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240, in memory of Jackie Desjardins. Memorial service to be set at a later date.

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