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Jacqueline Turner Mckibben

February 16, 1934 — July 12, 2022

Jacqueline Turner McKibben passed away peacefully on July 12, 2022 at the age of 88. She leaves behind

her children Mark McKibben and Beth McKibben, grandchildren Keanen, Keeley, Shannon and Cole, and

great grandson Kyson.

Jacki was born in Portland Oregon on February 16, 1934, to Clephane and Harry Monroe Turner. A few

years later, the family moved to Seattle. Jacki graduated from Garfield High School in 1952. In 1956,

she married Thomas McKibben. Jacki, Tom and son Mark moved to New Orleans for a short time. While

Jacki enjoyed the city, she was never comfortable with the climate and after a couple years, the family

returned to Seattle, moving to Bainbridge Island in 1962 where they made their home in Seabold.

When daughter Beth began school in 1970 Jacki began working for Fenwick. In the 1980s, Jacki began

commuting to Seattle to work, but after a few years returned to Bainbridge Island to work for Sage

Manufacturing. Jacki retired from Sage in 2004. One of Jacki’s favorite stories is how for the first few

months after retiring she would set her alarm just for the joy of turning it off and going back to sleep.

Jacki and Tom divorced in 1980 but remained good friends until his death in 1996. In 1990, Jacki and her

mother Clephane sold their home Seabold and moved to Winslow, where Jacki lived until she was no

longer able to live independently. In 2021, Jacki and her cat Bootsie moved to an assisted living facility

in Bremerton.

Jacki will be remembered for her kind heart, generous nature and love of the unconventional. She

shared her home with many pets over her life, and her home was always open to friends and family. In

her retirement she perfected her bread baking and spent countless hours gardening and volunteering

with her church.

The family would especially like to thank the Bainbridge Ward of the Church of Latter Day Saints, the

Island Volunteer Caregivers group and her Ericksen Avenue neighbors for the love and support they gave

Jacki. It is because their compassion that Jacki was able stay in her home for as long as possible.

Jacki’s family will be gathering to celebrate her life on September 25, 2022 from noon to 3 PM at Fay

Bainbridge State Park, Bainbridge Island, in the beach shelter. If Jacki touched your life, please come

and share your memories and maybe one of Jacki’s favorite foods. In lieu of flowers or gifts, she

requested donations in her memory to PAWS of Bainbridge or Kitsap Humane Society.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Cook Family Funeral Home of Bainbridge Island.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jacqueline Turner Mckibben, please visit our flower store.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

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