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Juanita Jackie De Leon

February 9, 1936January 10, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness; we announce the death of Juanita J. De Leon (Roseville, CA), who passed away on January 10, 2021, at the age of 84, leaving family and friends to mourn. Please leave a sympathy message to the family on this memorial page to pay them a last tribute.

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Allison Wong

July 8, 2021

I'm just learning of the news that such a beloved teacher has passed away. Even though Ms. deLeon wasn't my main classroom teacher as I was in 5B with Mrs. McDonnell I loved having her for Language Arts and Social Studies. She will be dearly missed.

- S.G. Class of '09 (attended from 2000 - 2006)

- 5B Class of '06

Tom Zipse

February 28, 2021

Miss De Leon was one of my early inspirations. She was so patient with me and my lousy handwriting. I still have a paper that she graded and she wrote a beautiful note on it ..... in her perfect handwriting. I also remember how devasted she was when President Kennedy was assassinated. She was a kind and caring woman and I will never forget her. May she rest in peace.

Sandra Hession

February 15, 2021

Thank you so much for all you did for our families. You taught me, my siblings and my three boys. You were always able to see the positive in every child you taught. You would focus on what we could do not what we did wrong. You loved Snoopy and often decorated your class room with all the Peanuts characters. That is probably why I love the Snoopy character to this day. You also loved decorating for Halloween. You decorated the hallway for Dia de los Muertos and all the kids would bring in something special to remember their relatives. You created a tradition for me and my kids to honor our relatives on that day. RIP Jackie. You were an inspiration for so many kids. I hope You always felt our love❤️❤️

Anne Marie Peterson-Kolatkar

February 15, 2021

Oh, what a beautiful lady Miss DeLeon was! Her consciousness lives on inside all our hearts! I'll never forget her gorgeous style and beauty! In particular, she wrote on the most fabulous notepaper that smelled incredible! Her handwriting was out of this world. She just knew instinctually how to embody grace and beauty. To that extent, I may have idolized her a bit too much. LOL. I'm sure she will blush to know this. 😉 May she eternally know my gratitude and love for her. Terrific lady, a wonderful teacher with a deep love for her students. ❤

john kolling 64

February 15, 2021

I remember Jackie DeLeon had a way of making a lot of fifth graders feel as she was their 'very special personal ' school-mother,
even though she treated all students in the class as her own children. Are there any of her 50 children per class that forgot about her as one of the most devoted teachers at St. Gabes ? ? ...... Nearly none.
Blessed sailing into your new life Jackie !! john k. 1964

Mary Barton

February 15, 2021

Jackie De Leon was my 5th grade teacher. With her attention to presenting herself well she looked like "Barbie" to me. She had the hair and the fashion!
I always remember that she was such a good artist and had us drawing beautiful pictures. She also had the loveliest penmanship. When I became a teacher, I took both of these skills with me to pass on to my students. I was lucky enough to be able to tell her this, as I substituted at St. Gabriel's and taught in the SF Archdiocese when I first got my credential.

Michelle Fisher

February 14, 2021

Every time I meet other alumni, they always ask if Ms. De Leon was still teaching when I was at St. Gabes and if I was in her class. I always loved being able to say yes to both questions and table about how great a teacher she was.
Ms. De Leon was a fantastic teacher; she made every student feel equally important. She never favored one student over another; she wanted all of us to be successful. Ms. De Leon dressed on point every day, perfectly accessorized, and not a hair out of place. I learned the days of the week and how to count to 20 in Spanish and chose Guadalupe as my confirmation name because of Ms. De Leon.
My grandma loved her as a teacher, too, and would stop to say hi to her long after I wasn't in her class anymore. Whenever I'd run into her in the hallway, she'd ask how my grandma was, and it meant a lot that she came to her funeral.
I hope they found each other in heaven. RIP
Michelle (‘03)

John Zlatunich

February 14, 2021

Ms. DeLeon was my FAVORITE gramar school teacher! She cared so much about each and every student and inspired us to always do our best! What a beautiful person!

Michele O'Rourke

February 14, 2021

I was lucky enough to have Miss deLeon as my 5th grade teacher. She was a great teacher and she was so kind. She had a grace and dignity about her. Academically she fed and challenged my mind but more importantly she fed my soul and made me (and I believe most of my classmates) feel special and loved. And she loved her family. One day something happened to her nephew and I will never forget the tears in her eyes. She was a wonderful woman.

Michael Hunt

February 13, 2021

Sad to learn of her passing. She helped me a lot, mostly not to give up but to hang in, even when you are the most tired.