Jacqueline Chalfin

Obituary of Jacqueline Ann Chalfin

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Jacqueline Ann (Hayes) Chalfin, age 84, of Chapel Hill, NC passed away peacefully on January 8, 2024, after many years with the challenges of multiple health issues. Jacquie was living with her husband, Dick Chalfin, at Azalea Estates -Senior Independent Living in Chapel Hill, NC.

Jacquie was born and raised in Minneapolis-St. Paul Minnesota, daughter of the late Margery E (Massey) Hayes and James T Hayes.  Sister of her late twin brother, Jim H Hayes (Jean). Beloved wife for 61 years of surviving husband, Dick Chalfin. Loving Mother of son, Todd Chalfin (Kristy) and cherished by granddaughter Reagan, 16 and grandson Reid, 14.

Jacquie had a talent for art at an early age and attended weekend classes at the Minneapolis Art Institute.

Jacquie’s parents and family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio at the end of her sophomore year. She then attended Withrow High School in Cincinnati. Jacquie graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture and Art. At the University of Cincinnati Jacquie was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and honored by Motor Board. Jacquie first met her husband Dick Chalfin (born in Kenton, Ohio) while attending the University of Cincinnati.

After Jacquie’s marriage to Dick in 1962 they lived in the Dayton, Ohio area (Centerville) for 20 years. Jacquie pioneered the hiring of female graphic artists at ad agencies, and for 10 years was Art Director at The Dayton Power and Light Company. She was active in The Dayton Philharmonic Women’s Assoc., Women’s Aglow, several Bible Study groups and Normandy United Methodist Church.

In 1983, Jacquie and her husband moved to Bloomfield Hills, MI where they lived for 27 years.  Jacquie was active at Brightmoor Tabernacle Church (now Brightmoor Christian Church),  Bethesda Christian Church. She was an active member in the Bloomfield Hills Vernor Estates Garden Club.

Dick and Jacquie moved to Chapel Hill, NC in 2010 to be near son, Todd, and family. Jacquie was a member of King’s Park International Church.  Jacquie and Dick moved in February 2021 to Azalea Estates -Senior Independent Living in Chapel Hill.

The foundation for Jacquie’s life as a wonderful wife and mother and all her activities was her strong faith and steadfast love for the Lord. The joy of the Lord showed in her face and eyes with her big smile and friendliness to all people.

The family invites all to services on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Amity United Methodist Church -located at 825 N Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Note: with construction on Estes Dr., you can only access North Estes Dr. from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd).  Services start at the church with a viewing from 2-3p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life service from 3-4 p.m.  A reception will follow in the fellowship hall from 4-5 p.m. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Walker’s Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, NC.    

In Kenton, Ohio on Saturday January 27, 2024 at 10 am, the family invites all to Graveside Services to be held at the Grove Cemetery in The Grove Committal Building followed by a reception for all at the Memorial Park Golf Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to King’s Park International Church, PO Box 13892, Durham, NC 27709. 

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