Jacqueline M. Wisman (Ackley) 1946 – 2001
Jacqueline M. Ackley, age 53, born July 2, 1946, passed away February 2, 2001. Jacquie is survived by her husband, Brian; her children, Michelle, Steve, Evan and his fiancée Alisha, and her two puppies, Josie and Alex and her cat Abbey. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald L. and Mable D. Wisman.
Jacquie grew up in Leavenworth, Washington. She had been a resident of the South County areas since 1960. Jacquie lived a full life, being a loving mother, wife and friend to many. In addition to her active and busy life, Jacquie has been a dedicated employee of the Edmonds School District for 12 years. Jacquie graduated from Edmonds High School in 1964. She then attended the University of Washington, where she graduated in 1968 with a B.A. in Sociology. During and after her years at the U, Jacquie was an active member of the Alpha Zi Delta Sorority. In addition, it was during her senior year that she met her husband of 33 years, Brian Ackley.
A few years after their marriage, Brian and Jacquie began their family. First to arrive were the twin boys, Evan and Steve. Following the boys was Jacquie's baby girl, Michelle. With her family, Jacquie immersed herself in the lives of her children. Of the many activities Jacquie participated in with her husband and children, all were done with pride and enthusiasm. Some of the activities she became involved with were 4-H (where she became a rabbit leader), softball, Sunday School, and the Mariners. Being such a big part of her husband's and children's lives, it is easy to see that Jacquie's greatest love has been that of her family. Jacquie has always put her family before anything else, even herself. She was always involved in Michelle's softball career, Steve's years at WSU, and Evan's years in the Navy. Jacquie made a point to take advantage of every opportunity to spend time with her children. She never let a day go by without giving thanks for the family that she had been so blessed with. Jacquie will be forever remembered for the warmth of her smile, her caring nature, and for her love of life and her family. Jacquie - Mom - You are loved and will be missed by everyone.
Published in The Herald (Everett) on Feb. 8, 2001