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Obituary: Naylor, Jacqueline

Age 90

NAYLOR, Jacqueline Kimball
Spokane, Wash.
Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home

Jackie Naylor passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 20, 2012. She was 90 years old. She was born on July 7, 1921 in Freeport, Maine to Gertrude Roberts Kimball and Roland Gerry Kimball. It was in Freeport where she fell in love with the outdoors, especially the ocean. She learned to swim, dig clams and, when the occasion arose, capture lobsters. At the University of Maine she majored in Home Economics and met her future husband, Tom; a soldier from Seattle on his way to the battlefields of WWII. After the war they married and moved to Seattle and in 1948, to the Tri-Cities. In 2003 they moved to Spokane.

Jackie was totally dedicated to her family. She was an outstanding mother and a devoted wife. Combined with Tom’s love of the outdoors they provided many wonderful memories spanning the mountains to the sea for their children. Memories they will never forget. When coming home from an outdoor adventure she was always willing to cook up a mean batch of New England clam chowder. After moving to Spokane, she would invite her younger grandchildren over to her house, one on one, for a weekend with Grandma - sort of a “campout with Grandma”. She was a wonderful and caring Grandmother. She was always willing to help out in anyway she could. She loved her family and working with children.

She was an active volunteer. She was a Cub Scout Den leader for many years, a reliable member of the PTA and frequently volunteered in the local schools to help third and fourth graders improve their reading.

Jacqueline was only 5‘1”, but hard to forget. She had a way of putting people at ease and a wonderful sense of humor. She was an absolute delight to be with. She is now with her parents, her siblings Joan and Frank, grandson Robert as well as her husband Tom of 58 years. She is survived by her three sons, Jay, Paul and John, daughters-in-law Lisa and Lori, grandchildren Tom, Jack, Mackenzie, Alex, Henry and Patrick. She will be greatly missed but not forgotten. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Rockwood South for the care and attention they gave to Jackie and her husband Tom. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association or the Rockwood Resident Foundation in Spokane.