Jacqueline "Jackie" N. Varra

November 3rd, 1931May 22nd, 2015

Jacqueline Nell Varra (Jackie) passed away on May 22, 2015.  Jackie was born November 3, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to John and Marguerite Mathis.

Jackie grew up in Louisville, Colorado where she met and married the love of her life, Pasquale (Jack) Varra.  Jackie together with Jack founded Varra Landscaping, Varra Trucking, Varra Sand and Gravel, and Varra Enterprises which later became Varra Companies, Inc.

Cherished family memories of Jackie will be her love of cooking, entertaining, her quick wit and spot on humor.  She had a passion for shopping that she shared with all of her 13 girls and she shared the love of the family lake with her 16 boys.

Jackie leaves behind Jack her beloved husband of sixty-five years, sons Christopher (Tammy), Clay Varra and daughters Denie (Robert) Compton and Jeanne Varra (Tony Betts) along with 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.



A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held with viewing from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm followed by the Rosary on Thursday May 28, 2015 at Darrell Howe Mortuary, 1701 West South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 900 West Midway Boulevard, Broomfield, CO, 80020, on Friday May 29th, at 10:00 a.m.  A reception for family and friends will follow at the Gatehouse, 1055 South 112th Street, Lafayette, CO.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies at 1325 South Colorado Blvd., Suite 204B, Denver, CO 80222.








It has been a joy, a pleasure, and an honor to have Jackie as a cousin and as a friend. She was a lady in every sense of the word. My deepest sympathy to Jack, the kids, and the grandkids.
What a great lady! Our condolences, sorry for your loss! Rich.