Jacqueline Ari Murray
Murray, Jacqueline Ari (b. October 5, 1936,) Age 83 Jacqueline died peacefully and in the loving company of her family, early March 18, 2020. She was the youngest of 13 children, and the last surviving child of Eugene and Mabel Murray. After graduating high school, she moved to Paris, France to study at the Sorbonne, and she spoke French fluently. She was a ballet dancer and danced at the Opera de Paris. In her mid-40s, and as single mother, she developed a wardrobing concept called The Psychology of Dress and turned it into a successful business and personal shopping service called FYI (For Your Image) for the Dayton Hudson Corporation. She eventually expanded the service throughout the region, and Hawaii, and conducted seminars to expand the empowerment of women venturing into the workplace. She then took her concept abroad to Paris and worked with the Galeries Lafayette and developed Mode Plus. She wrote and published the book titled The Power of Dress. She lived for quality, sophistication, elegance, and beauty in all areas of her life. Her timeless and ageless spirit was a catalyst for many people to realize their personal dreams and inner potential through poignant soul-searching conversations, creative non-traditional strategizing, and enduring encouragement and support. She had the tenacity to move mountains and she did so with class. She traveled extensively and resided in France, Italy, New York, and Minneapolis. She is survived by her four children, Guy, Paris, Tiffany and Caprice; her cat, Bella; and seven grandchildren. The family is eternally grateful for her close friend Wendy Marczak, Debbie Bell - who protected and cared for her body and soul - and Dr. Lawrence Kerzner - who helped her for so many years in so many ways. A memorial will be planned at a later date. In the meantime, in Jacqueline's honor, take off your shoes, eat some ice cream, have a margarita or champagne, eat with your fingers on a picnic blanket in the sun, listen to Jazz and donate to causes that will elect a new president.
Published on March 22, 2020
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