Jacqueline Marie “Jackie” Frost, 80, of Hood River, Ore., passed away March 28, 2010, at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore. Jackie was born Feb. 1, 1930, in South Gate, Calif.
Jackie had a deep relationship with God throughout her life, always keeping her Bible close at hand and sharing God’s love daily with her friends and family.
A service to mourn Jackie’s passing and celebrate her life is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at the First Baptist Church of Hood River, 1889 Belmont Ave. Interment will follow at Idlewilde Cemetery in Hood River. Pastor Bruce Parker will officiate.
Jackie was born in South Gate and grew up in Los Angeles until 1950, graduating from San Luis Obispo High School in 1948. On March 23, 1951, she married William “Bill” Joseph Frost in Fullerton, Calif., and to this union were blessed four children: Lynn, Christine, Michael and Kurtis. They lived in Orange County, Calif., from 1951 until 1982, when they moved to Oregon.
The “new life” on the Cooper Spur Ranch in Parkdale, Ore., was quite different from living the city life in Southern California. Bill and Jackie enjoyed many family vacations, taking all of their children and grandchildren to fun destinations.
Jackie and Bill recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary, on March 23, 2010.
Jackie earned her “doctorate” in homemaking by raising four active children and one active husband. Bill and Jackie raised their oldest granddaughter and Jackie built a special relationship with each and every one of her seven grandchildren.
Recently blessed with a great-granddaughter, she was delighted to show photos of this beautiful baby to friends and family. Anyone who knew Jackie remembers the light that shone in her eyes when her grandchildren were around. She shared the story of Jesus with them by reading books to them and also showed God’s love in her life to them through her actions and gentle nature.
She was a devout Christian and very active in the Hood River First Baptist Church, serving as a deaconess and community bible study fellowship leader, and assisted with various other church committees through the years.
Jackie treasured spending time working in her beautiful flower garden. She was an avid reader, water aerobics participant, community musical program contributor and lover of beautiful music, which she enjoyed by attending concerts in Portland. She was most content in the company of family and friends, visiting and enjoying being together.
She was an incredible cook and a gifted hostess. She made sure everyone felt comfortable in her home. She often spoke of the special friends in her birthday group. Her favorite family tradition followed prayers before meals with family and friends, where all would hold hands and after the prayer, chant loudly, “We are a happy family!”
Jackie Frost was a gentle and caring soul, who used her calm nature to smooth out the edges on even the most difficult of situations.
So loved by her family and friends, Jackie is survived and will be dearly missed by her husband of 59 years, Bill Frost, of Hood River; daughters Lynn M. Snyder and her husband, Don, of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Christine S. Frost, of Hood River; and sons Michael W. Frost and his wife, Susan, of Hood River, and Kurtis J. Frost and his wife, Jill, of Hood River.
Also surviving are grandchildren Laura L. Wittmeyer, Sara C. Snyder and her husband, Pierre Comizzoli, Heather M. Snyder, Matthew W. Snyder, Lauren A. Munk and her husband, James, Michael J. Frost and James D. Frost; great-granddaughter Ada Comizzoli; sister-in-law Joyce, of Wildomar, Calif.; and numerous other distant family and many, many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Rowan Brown and Margaret Christine (Phegley) Brown, and brother David R. Brown.
Memorials are suggested to Horizon Christian School, Hood River, in care of Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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