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Obituary for Jacqueline Wilson
Jacqueline Mary Wilson, born August 9, 1950. She passed away at age 67 in Salem, Oregon. Jackie was born in San Francisco, California and moved to Brookings, Oregon in 1963. Her love of Arabian horses occupied much of her time. Her grace in the saddle was beautiful. Jackie traveled to many local and regional horseshows where she competed in English and Western pleasure. She especially enjoyed her great adventures with Sue Thompson, her best friend. Jackie worked for many years In Brookings, at Brookings Plywood, and finally at the Pickle Barrel Restaurant, a job that she loved. She moved to Salem, Oregon in 1992 where she and her husband owned a stable and riding arena. Jackie enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She adored her Grandchildren, Alexis and Mason Becker. She is preceded in death by her Father, William Stoken, Mother, Margaret Stoken both of Brookings, Oregon. Jackie is survived by her rock and loving husband, Gary Wilson of Salem, Oregon. Daughter Nicole Becker and her spouse Kris Ettner of Rainier, Oregon. Son’s Sterling Becker Jr. and his spouse Alicia Becker of Boise, Idaho and William Becker of Salem, Oregon. Sister Dorothy Shaw and Brother-in-law John Shaw Sr. of Brookings, Oregon. Grandchildren Alexis Becker of San Diego, California and Mason Becker of Thousand Oaks, California. In lieu of flowers please donate to ASPCA.org. The American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. There will be private graveside service January 13th in Brookings.
A poem- Witten by Nicole Becker Loss
I have known you for many breathes. My final breath taken. My hand not full of yours as the Earth cradled my beauty. I touched your sadness with outstretched fingers. Expressing-- it is ok. Tears fall encapsulating memories of joyful expression. Stories filled with smiles. Healing-- understanding connection. Intuitive communication through many miles. I did hold you one last time. For you to feel my arms whisper to you. Let my song splash about. Hands interconnect holding this song. I am always with you in the air you breath. Loss is not lost. Loss is knowing and feeling grief. Knowing-- impacting the world. Knowing-- impacting people. Knowing-- impacting friends. I am thought of in kindness. A gift to cherish as I leave this world. You always with me... Close your eyes-- what do you see? A leave falling dropping upon your path. A shell drifts and surfs its way tickling your toes. A snowflake wisps and dances upon your nose. All reminders of me. Grasping your hand tightly. Walking astride. I may no longer be here to spread my joy. As you think of me a smile appears. For these moments we cherish --how we yearn for more.... I will come visit when you dream. As I found my way to all that makes sense I touch your face. Profoundness and wonderment present and real. For you brought comfort. Gaze with content live with no regret. Love suspended in time just as it was between you and I. At the moment of departure it is unchanged. Be as it was and is. Memories of the past still present. Gifts I will lay upon your feet. Until our energies dance together again.