ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jacqueline Wallace, 90 years old, born on June 11, 1931, and passed away on June 11, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Joan Campbell on July 5, 2021
Jacqui was a HUGE part of my Western College experience, and a very precious one; I was privileged to have had her as a professor and, in time, a friend. In my first, freshman-year class with Jacqui there were only three other students -- no place to hide! -- and anyone who knew her can imagine how intimidating that was for someone just out of high school. But she was always so generous with her time and eager to share her enthusiasm and knowledge that I soon realized how lucky I was. She and Jack were a such special pair, and in my “mind’s ear” I can easily hear them both talking and laughing. That truly makes me smile.
Posted by M. Rosalind White on June 30, 2021
Dr. Wallace ensured that we were fluent French speakers and thinkers. Because of Dr. Wallace I had a confidence in my "international thinking and presence" that catapulted me into an overseas position which lasted for four years . I will always cherish the encounters with her during my Western Days in Oxford and afterwards when she hosted a panel in Chicago about the global impacts of our Western experiences and value. Dr. Wallace was one of the best professors that I had the good fortune to have had at Western College for Women. 

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Posted by Joan Campbell on July 5, 2021
Jacqui was a HUGE part of my Western College experience, and a very precious one; I was privileged to have had her as a professor and, in time, a friend. In my first, freshman-year class with Jacqui there were only three other students -- no place to hide! -- and anyone who knew her can imagine how intimidating that was for someone just out of high school. But she was always so generous with her time and eager to share her enthusiasm and knowledge that I soon realized how lucky I was. She and Jack were a such special pair, and in my “mind’s ear” I can easily hear them both talking and laughing. That truly makes me smile.
Posted by M. Rosalind White on June 30, 2021
Dr. Wallace ensured that we were fluent French speakers and thinkers. Because of Dr. Wallace I had a confidence in my "international thinking and presence" that catapulted me into an overseas position which lasted for four years . I will always cherish the encounters with her during my Western Days in Oxford and afterwards when she hosted a panel in Chicago about the global impacts of our Western experiences and value. Dr. Wallace was one of the best professors that I had the good fortune to have had at Western College for Women. 
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Memorial Service

Jacqui's memorial service is August 14, 2021 at Oxford Cemetery - no church service. The service will be short and then there is a reception at Patterson's Cafe from 4 - 6 PM. You're more than welcome to attend either or both events. 

Jacqueline's Obituary

On Friday, June 11, 2021, Jacqueline Sciaky Wallace, loving wife to the late Jack Edward Wallace and mother to David (Jeanne), Danielle (Carlos) Santeiro, Richard (Mara), and Roger (Tammi), passed away at the age of 90 in Coral Gables, FL. At her passing, she was surrounded by her family.

Jacqueline – Jacqui – was born on June 11, 1931, in Paris, France to David and Yvonne (Carasso) Sciaky. Jacqui and her parents came to the United States in 1940 and settled in Chicago. Jacqui went to Northwestern University and during her time at Northwestern she met Jack. They were married on May 2, 1953.

Jacqui was the proud grandmother of nine: Alex Santeiro (Lauren) and Katharine Oh (Michael); Eric Wallace (Stephanie) and Elizabeth Wallace (Samuel Bower);  Lucy, Jake, and Kira Wallace; and Caroline and Olivia Wallace.

Jacqui was also blessed with three great-grandchildren: Casey and Simon Wallace and Emilia Santeiro.

Jacqui was a scholar and student of languages. She received her MA in French from Miami of Ohio and her Ph.D. in 1982 from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT.

Jacqui was a French Professor for much of her career, and she finished her work career as the Director of the Alumni Association for Western College for Women. She was also a world traveler, visiting many countries in Europe, Asia, and the Far East. On many occasions, she took various family members with her and shared her knowledge of art and history with them. No trip with Jacqui was complete unless at least two significant art museums were on the itinerary. While the younger generation did their share of whining, all are richer for these experiences.

Jacqui also shared her love of other fine arts with her family. She took great pleasure in taking her children and grandchildren to the opera, the ballet, and the symphony. As she grew older, the favor was returned as she was treated by her grandchildren to these events. She was even the “plus 1” for one of grandson Alex's friend’s attendance at the symphony.

Jacqui loved life, loved to entertain, and loved to spend time with family. As her health declined and she could no longer travel, she mastered – well, that’s being a bit generous – the use of video devices like Alexa Show and Zoom so she could see her family members instead of just hearing them. This was especially important during COVID when no one could visit her.

After she retired, she took up painting and did so until her health prevented it. While no threat to the masters, her skills improved, and she took great joy in the effort. She also found time to write her memoirs, “The Door is Open.”

Jacqui will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends and colleagues. A memorial service will be held on August 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM in Oxford, OH at the Oxford Cemetery, with a Life Celebration to follow.

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Boeuf Bourguignon

Shared by Rick Wallace on June 30, 2021
It's possible that we were not appreciative enough of Mom's cooking.  It's also possible that she wasn't a great cook. One thing is pretty clear, we were a tough audience.  One of my mother's "signature" dishes was Boeuf Bourguignon.  It was not a favorite of ours, her children, and we used to let her know that by asking for ketchup whenever she made it for us.  This notecard showed up in looking through her things.

I am only sharing one side of the recipe since it’s a family secret