Some people have seen a lot of changes in Denver over the years. Jackie Kammer is one of them. Jackie grew up in East Denver by City Park and has never left the greater Denver area. She attended Loyola Elementary, a Catholic school two blocks from her home. After that she attended Cathedral High School and then spent two years at Loretto Heights College.
When Jackie finished her time at Loretto Heights, she took a job with the US Forest Service and worked as the assistant to the Regional Fiscal Agent. The office covered all of the National Forest ranger stations in Colorado and Wyoming. The office was based out of the Federal Center, but Jackie managed to visit each of the parks as part of her job.
After working for the Forest Service, Jackie worked for 26 years at the University of Denver as an assistant to the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies. Currently she works three days a week at South Ridge Recreation Center at the front desk.
As a young woman Jackie married and had three children. Both sons graduated from DU and her daughter graduated from Western State. Two of Jackie’s children live in the Highlands Ranch area. Jackie moved to a Gleneagles Village patio home 20 years ago to be closer to her children.
Jackie has some wonderful stories of her grandparents coming to Denver from Sweden and her Irish heritage with cousins living in the original family farm house. Be sure to ask her about them.
At one time Jackie was a ballet dancer and performed in operas at Cheeseman Park. Today Jackie likes to attend musicals, join in activities with the single’s group, travel, hike, and play bridge. She has toured many European countries. She is about to be a Great-Grandmother of twins!