April 7, 1931 - February 22, 2022
Betty Louise (Ast) Jacques was born in Bellflower, CA to Wilbur and Lois Ast. She grew up on a homestead near Aguanga, CA. Betty attended Hemet High School where she met her future husband, Ken Jacques. Their marriage marked the beginning of 70 years together, along with their six children who added joy to their lives (most of the time). Betty’s life was centered on the Lord and serving Him. She earned her nursing degree in 1965 and she loved being a nurse and helping others, working in a variety of hospitals wherever they lived. When they moved back to Hemet, she began serving her Lord at First Baptist Church. She taught women’s Bible studies, co-lead the monthly Missionary Prayer Group and was the head librarian for over 20 years (reading every book before it was placed on the shelf). She also served at Baptist Christian School as secretary, nurse and bus driver. One of the highlights of her life was traveling, visiting Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, the US and drove the Al-Can Highway to Alaska twice. The trips she enjoyed the most were to Israel, serving the Israeli army with Volunteers for Israel Organization. Betty’s hobbies included sewing, ceramics, knitting, vegetable/flower gardening, and quilting. She made Levi quilts for just about everyone, quilts for newlyweds in the family, quillows for newlyweds in the church family, baby blankets for all the newborns, and many intricately designed quilts for herself and others. Betty was preceded in death by the love of her life, Kenneth Jacques; brother Gene Ast; sister-in-law, Karen Ast; and son-in-law, Mike Roper. Betty leaves, to cherish her memories, six children, Deena (Dale) Barwick, Diana Roper, Dan (Ginger) Jacques, Denise (Ken) Vineyard, Darrell (Sharon) Jacques and David (Crystal) Jacques, 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be April 23, 2022 at 10:30 AM at Cornerstone Church, 26089 Girard Street, Hemet, CA 92544. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Missions Fund of Cornerstone Church in memory of Betty Jacques.
Betty Louise (Ast) Jacques was born in Bellflower, CA to Wilbur and Lois Ast. She grew up on a homestead near Aguanga, CA. Betty attended Hemet High School where she met her future husband, Ken Jacques. Their marriage marked the beginning of... View Obituary & Service Information
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