Mom passed away at 10:55am, July 13, 2011, at the age of 72. She had survived through one bout of breast cancer in 2008, but because she only had surgery and radiation...but no chemotherapy, the cancer came back and took her away from us.
May angels, love, and peace walk with you dearest Mother.
Dad and Mom in the 50's before they were married
Mom and "runt" in the 1960's
Mom handing out cookies to the kids in the neighborhood
Mom, I, and John near Palouse Falls...mid 1970's I think.
Mom in the 1970's (while her and Dad were camping and fishing on the Twisp river)
Mom's sister Aleene and Mom in 2004
Mom opening up a present at The Brick in Roslyn. We used to meet there in late October/early November to celebrate our birthdays together, oh yes, and to exchange Christmas gifts too.
Mom and Fashion on our front porch, August 2006
Mom loved Jude's home made dill pickles, so in August of 2007 Mom came up to help Jude and make her own batch of em
The last Thanksgiving me, Mom and Dad were together and felt healthy (2007)
Mom working on Thanksgiving dinner, 2007
Mom being wheeled into surgery for breast cancer, April 21, 2008
Sittin' out on the bench by the fire pit waiting for it to get cool enough to light a fire
Mom comforting Dad during his last hospital stay at the University of Washington Medical Center, December 7, 2008
The day after Dad passed away. Mom and Fashion in Columbia park taking a break from dealing with it all, Jan 29, 2009.
After taking care of Dad's affairs, Mom follows us home and stays for a week or so. Here Judy and Mom (and Fashion too) share the warmth of the fire pit. February 7, 2009
At around this same time Mom also lost her sister Betsy and her brother Wallace. This poor lady.
I finally get Mom up here to see the tulip fields in bloom! May 9, 2009
Mom in her yard working on the rose (Sentimental) she planted in Dad's honor July 2, 2009
Mom meeting Penny LeGate from KIRO TV July 17, 2009
Mom taking a quiet moment near the fire, July 18, 2009
Rockin' out to my CDs, September 5, 2009
True Minnesota Viking fans!
Bob, Stacey, Mom and I, Christmas Eve 2009. Yep, we all like our fires!
Mom up here at our place, Mother's Day 2010
Mom holding a snowball I brought back from Heather Meadows July 9, 2010
Mom sitting on the new patio Bob built for her, August 27, 2010
Jacqueline A. Clark
October 20, 1938 – July 13, 2011
Jacqueline A. Clark, beloved wife and mother, a long time resident of southeast Washington, lost her battle with cancer on July 13, 2011. She was 72 youthful years of age.
Jackie was born in Tampa, Florida on October 20, 1938, to Carl and Violet Sullivan. She was the youngest of seven children. Jackie married Wade B. Clark on March 4, 1957. She held many different jobs during her lifetime, but the one she took the most satisfaction from was being a caregiver to elderly and mobility challenged people during her later years. Mom loved all animals, enjoyed gardening (especially her roses), reading, spending time with friends and family, good conversation, Bob's “baked potatoes”, and sitting around the fire pit in the evenings.
Jackie is survived by her sister Aleene Sullivan of Edmonds, two sons, Wade B. Clark Jr. of Sedro-Woolley, and John Clark of West Richland. She is also survived by honorary children "Bob and Stacey", and numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
We love you so much Mom, you’re in our hearts forever! May angels walk with you.
Above is Mom's obituary and photo used for it. God I miss you Mom! I know somewhere deep in my heart you are in the next world enjoying the peace and love that seemed to escape you in this one. I love you...