Chapel of the Hills


Jacqueline Kim-Chung Hayes

March 24, 1956June 3, 2021
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It is with heavy hearts and great sadness, we announce the death of Jacqueline Kim-Chung Hayes, of Cool, California, who passed away on June 3, 2021, at the age of 65, leaving to mourn family and friends. Please take a moment and share a story or leave a sympathy message for the family on this memorial page.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Chapel of the Hills. Please call (530) 885-3773 for more information.


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Jacqueline Kim-Chung Hayes

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Judy and David Ross

June 17, 2021

Dearest Corinne, Chung and Hayes Family,

We share in this time of grief, but also share in the love and memories of Jackie.

May God bring you peace, comfort, and healing during this difficult time.

With our love and warmest condolences,
Judy and David

Corinne Chung

June 17, 2021

My dear Jackie, my sweet little sister and my best friend, I am so blessed to have had you in my life for the past 65 years. Now you are in the arms of Dad and Michael and surrounded by all our loved ones that have passed.
You are my inspiration and one of a kind - smart, funny, positive, caring, thoughtful and had the most beautiful spirit.
The love for my baby sister will always and forever remain in my heart. I miss you and love you Jackie... until we meet again one sweet day.

Audrey Dere

June 16, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the Chung and Hayes Family,

I am deeply saddened to hear of Jackie’s passing. Jackie was a kindhearted, generous and fun person. She was my best friend since 6th grade - into my mid 20’s. Besides the countless hours walking to school together, hanging out after school we shared so many day trips (from San Francisco) to Marin County, The American River, Castroville (just to eat fried artichokes!) and a vacation to Oahu when we were 21 years old! I will never forget our last visit together 37 years ago. Jackie came to see my son when he was a few days old. She gifted him a blanket Corrine crocheted. I still have the blanket. When she move to Cool, we wrote letters then sent Christmas cards for a few years. Even though we have not seen each other for 37 years, Jackie really touched my life. She was there during the challenging and exciting adolescence and young adulthood years. “It is not the destination but the journey”. I am truly grateful Jackie and I crossed paths and shared parts of our lives together. I will always cherish the memories.

May her family have comfort and strengthen during this time of loss.

With Love, Audrey Dere

Katie Chan

June 15, 2021

Dear Cousin Jackie ,
My fondest memories with you was always joyful and fun. I know I was your pesky little cousin, but I was very grateful that you and family lived only a block away from us because we were able to hang out frequently when we were kids. You would always greet me with a smile and made me feel welcome. You would always have adventurous things planned for us to do. I missed that. You were a great part of my childhood. Thanks for the memories.
I will always cherish those fun times.
Rest In Peace, much love. You’ll be greatly missed.
My condolences to the Hayes and Chung family.
Your cousin, Katie

Katie Hulsey

June 14, 2021

I was heartbroken when my best friend from third grade, Corinne, told me that her dear sister, Jackie had passed away.

Jackie and Corinne were always very close and they were always there for each other and supported one another. Jackie had such a beautiful smile and sense of humor. Even though her long battle with this disease, she seemed to have such a positive attitude. I always admired her strength when she would text me. I know her entire family is saddened by her passing, but I pray that they will find comfort in knowing that she is no longer in pain, and she is now in heaven with her grandparents, her father and her dear sweet nephew, Mickey and our dear lord. She isn’t really gone. She will live on in our hearts forever. My deepest condolences to Corinne and her entire family.

Doreen Lee

June 14, 2021

Thank you,Cousin Jackie,
I was truly blessed to have gotten to know you and keep in touch with you, throughout the last few years ,from the “special cousin”group text, we have with my sister,Debbie and cousins Karen,Katy and Corrine!
I enjoyed your fun and great sense of humor ,that always brought a smile to my face!
I appreciated all your shared thoughts and ideas and especially ,your well wishes on birthdays and special occasions!
I admired your bravery ,fighting your health battles and dealing with the crazy pandemic-always with a positive attitude.Never once complaining about anything!!
I am so grateful for such a wonderful cousin and for all these great memories/texts that we shared and I will cherish them always!
Cousin Doreen

Stanford Lao

June 12, 2021

My condolences to Nellie Chung ,Daniel, Corinne, Bonnie and family.
Stan Lao

Ginger Stam

June 11, 2021

Jackie loved life, always happy, upbeat, and was so care free. She loved her home in Cool and always commented how beautiful the canyon was between Cool and Auburn, and sometimes just sat there in her car relaxing. She loved being a mom to her son, Shane and watching him grow up to be a good man, whom she was so proud of.
I worked with Jackie at the Post Office for many years. We had so many good memories and laughs there. She had this clipboard that she would keep at her counter. Who knows what she was keeping track of, or maybe just her "to do" list. The bosses liked her cause she was always in motion. A few months ago I asked her what her favorite job was that she had over her working years, and it was the Post Office.
We shared a little saying when we wanted to ease any tension, and sing "La De Dah". Then we both would laugh with a deep voice. It sure helped.
I will miss our lunches in town. We both agreed that Thai was our favorite.
I am honored and blessed to have had Jackie as my friend who felt more like my sister. Rest my sweet Jackie. No more pain but eternal life. You are always in my thoughts and prayers, till we meet again. Love You!!

Adam Toy

June 11, 2021

When I heard the news, it was met with a sense of disbelief. My deepest condolences to Mrs. Nellie Chung, Mr. Charles Hayes, Corinne, Daniel and their families for your lost of such an amazing person.

My fondest memories go back to the mid '70s when I first met Jacqueline. Your first impressions are of her stunning beauty but soon realize she also had intelligence and a spunky wit to back it up. Add that to her love for music from Earth,Wind and Fire paired with some of the most amazing dance moves I've ever seen, it was no wonder she lit up the room wherever she went.

Thank you "Jacky" for the awesome childhood memories on Union Street , you will be missed by many who had the honor to call you a friend, sister, daughter, and life partner.

Adam T

Rosemary & Henk Mar

June 10, 2021

We are sadden to hear the heartbreaking news that Jackie has passed. Jackie had such a big heart and we admire her strength and endurance. We know how close she was to everyone around her and the loss hurts to the core.

While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, we’re never really prepared to say goodbye. It is most certainly the hardest when they are taken too soon.

The family has a very special bond that is beautiful, treasure the memories of the many wonderful years.