Jacqueline Renee (Thomas) Ryden
1992 - 2020
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September 1, 1992 February 1, 2020
First and foremost, Jackie was a kind-hearted and forgiving soul. She always looked for the best in everyone. Jackie was born in Hampton, Virginia on September 1, 1992 and spent the first 7 years of her childhood in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area.
In August 2000, the family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. She immediately fell in love with Colorado and proceeded to build a full life here. In 2010, Jackie lost her older sister, Tiffany, to suicide. As difficult as this was, Jackie grew stronger from the experience and became an advocate for suicide prevention. After her sister passed, she developed a very close relationship with her nephews, Jordan and Tristan, and her niece, Alysa.
In 2011, Jackie graduated from CIVA Charter High School, where she had focused her studies on the arts, including drawing, sculpting, and writing. Soon after, she graduated from Pima Medical Institute with a Veterinary Assistant certification. In her young 27 years, she worked with animals as a Veterinary Assistant at Healthy Pets Animal Hospital in Fountain. Animals were her passion. She was a supervisor in the Call Center at Caption Call where she made many friends. Most recently, she was employed at Ent Credit Union as an Interactive Teller in the Customer Service department. She was proud of her achievements there and was looking forward to advancing her career. On July 6, 2019, she married the love of her life, Christopher.
Jackie had many hobbies such as reading, writing, drawing, photography, digital arts, and crafts. Her friends and family treasured the fruits of her creative activities from painting to sculpture in the form of gifts and decorative pieces in their homes and offices. She revealed the passions of her soul through her art. Jackie developed a love of Asian culture after a trip to Okinawa, Japan. These themes often revealed themselves in her art projects.
She and her husband Christopher met through their love of Subaru automobiles. They were both members of a Subaru club where they became fast friends and their friendship quickly blossomed into romance. Their wedding was a testament to the love they shared. They were married for a short seven months and were just beginning their lives together.
Jackie is survived by her husband, Christopher Ryden; her mother and stepfather, Lisa and William Alldridge; her father and stepmother, Bruce and Sandy Thomas; her maternal grandmother, Freida Stallard; her maternal grandfather, Ronald Carrier; and her nephews and niece, Jordan, Tristan, and Alysa Zamora; her mother and father-in-law, Julie and David Ryden; her sisters-in-law, Danielle and Makayla Ryden; stepsister, Dawn Pugh; and a multitude of friends and extended family.
Jackie was preceded in death by her sister, Tiffany Zamora; and her paternal grandmother, Margaret McManamy.
Jackie will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. The world has lost a very loving and caring soul.
Visitation, 4:00PM-7:00PM, Saturday, February 8, 2020, The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.
Memorial Service, 1:00PM, Sunday, January 9, 2020, The Springs Funeral Services.

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Published in The Gazette on Feb. 6, 2020.
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February 9, 2020
Absolutely beautiful service for a beautiful soul. I loved having her as a client all these years. We had good talks about the challenges in relationships mostly. When she started talking about Chris it was different. She seemed at peace. I was thrilled when she bought her first home and got engaged! Everyone described her perfectly today. Jackie will be missed. I hurt for you Lisa and Chris and Frieda and her pups. She will never be forgotten.
Tiffany Kadrmas
February 7, 2020
I can't believe my step sister is gone. I will miss seeing you at our parent's house. You had so much left in life to accomplish. I am truly at a loss for words. Rest easy sweet Jackie. We love and miss you already.
Dawn Pugh
February 7, 2020
Our hearts ache for Christopher, Julie and family as well as Jacqueline's family & friends. We are so sorry for your loss. May the memories you have of her make you smile and may God's arms wrap you with comfort as you walk through this difficult time. Lots of love and prayers!
John & Pamela Craig and family
February 7, 2020
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February 7, 2020
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February 7, 2020
the most kind and forgiving person I was lucky enough to know. I'll miss you, Jackie. Thank you for the memories.
Conley Jiles
February 6, 2020
Rest easy, sweet girl.
Amy Sipe
February 6, 2020
Freda I am so sorry for your loss and will continue to keep you all in prayer.
Phyllis Smith
February 6, 2020
My sympathy to Lisa, family, and friends. I remember Jackie's smile when she visited Lisa at the office.
Keith F Lillich
February 6, 2020
From early 2008 to 2020, I met a wonderful person and the greatest friend a person could ask for. Someone who could bear their heart and soul, talk about the realities and truths of life and still find a reason to smile. Jackie and I quickly became friends freshman year of high school at Coronado and even with the chaos and business of life, we remained close. I am so sorry for everyone who lost this amazing, beautiful young lady. My sincerest condolences for Chris, along with both sides of the family.
Laura Masias
February 6, 2020
You are missed by many and the world is a much sadder place without you. Healing hugs to the family still here.
Lisa Hietala
February 6, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Freida, Lisa and all the many friends and family of Jackie. My heart is with you, Freida.
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