Jacalyn Ann Stark, age 62 of Scottsdale, AZ passed away on November 23rd. She was born in Caledonia, Minnesota on January 6, 1956. She was the second of six children born to Vernon and Mary Jane Palen. She moved to Paradise Valley, Arizona with her family in 1968. She attended Saguaro High School, and married her high school sweetheart, Michael James Stark on April 9, 1976. They were married for forty-two years. Jackie and Michael have two beloved children and three cherished grandchildren. Jackie worked for 30 years as a certified financial planner. She enjoyed her work, but her family is what brought true joy to her life. Jackie is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Jane. She is survived by her husband Michael; daughter Dr. Jocelyn Verdugo and son-in-law Justin Verdugo; son, Trent; grandchildren, Aubrey, Ava, and Braden Verdugo; father Vernon Palen; siblings Daniel (Cathy) Palen, Jeffrey (Shari) Palen, Laura (William) Hicks, Thomas (Carol) Palen and David Palen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Her Beautiful spirit and smile will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral Mass Thursday, November 29th at 10am at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church 36811 N Pima Rd in Carefree. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 28th from 5-7 pm Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E Pinnacle Peak Rd in Scottsdale. A Graveside Service will be at 2pm Thursday at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E Shea Blvd in Scottsdale.