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August 9, 1950 – December 28, 2017
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.
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; sons 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; 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 Jan. 13 in Brookings.
A poem by Nicole Becker
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
Expressing — it is ok.
Tears fall encapsulating memories
of joyful expression.
Stories filled with smiles.
Healing — understanding connection.
Intuitive communication through
I did hold you one
For you to feel my arms whisper
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
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
A snowflake wisps and dances
upon your nose.
All reminders of me.
Grasping your hand tightly.
I may no longer be here to
spread my joy.
As you think of me a
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
Be as it was and is.
Memories of the past still present.
Gifts I will lay upon your feet.
Until our energies dance together