Feb. 15, 1925 – Sept. 8, 2022
Jackie was an island girl. Her great-grandparents (Firth, Douglas and Guard) settled on San Juan Island in the 1800s. The island was her home until her family moved to Enumclaw, and then later to Seattle. She graduated from the University of Washington as a dietitian, married her sweetheart Bruce Hubbard, and raised a family of four daughters.
Jackie was an equal partner, working side by side with Bruce, remodeling a house, building a bountiful garden and creating a welcoming home. She was a mother who ran a tight ship and raised her daughters to be kind and capable. Jackie volunteered as a Girl Scout leader and a school fundraiser and was always giving of her time to friends and neighbors in need. Her five grandchildren were her treasures and friends, and late in life she was able to meet all of her great-granddaughters – four girls, like bookends to her own four daughters.
Jackie was funny and fierce, loving and loyal. She always said she was shy, yet she spoke her mind and shared her heart. Her happy island childhood was spent sleeping out under the stars, rowing to Brown Island, swimming at Jackson’s Beach, and always a family salmon barbecue. Her group of island friends called themselves “The Friday Harbor Girls” and they stayed close throughout their lives.
Besides family and island life, Jackie’s joys were s’mores at the beach on Dabob Bay; sun-worshipping; baking chocolate chip cookies; gardening; picking wild blackberries; car rides; watching Seahawks, Huskies and Mariners games; and getting all the latest news from family and friends. Sharp, engaged and sweet to the end, Jackie was a model for how to live a simple, hard-working and love-filled life.
Those who went before her: husband, Bruce Merlyn Hubbard; parents, John William Douglas and Florence Clara Guard Douglas; brother, Frank Douglas (Margaret Anderson Douglas); sister, Alice Gertrude Douglas Groseclose (Martin Groseclose). Left behind to miss her: daughters Shaun Hubbard (Harold Kawaguchi), Lauri Ann Galindez (Ricardo Galindez), Jamie Hubbard, Robin Hubbard Swanson (Tom Swanson); grandchildren Kyle Stevens (Kristin McCartney Stevens); Deirdre Stearns (Joshua Stearns), Mateo Galindez, Kane Swanson (Noelle Vasquez), Tally Swanson (Kirby Milgard); great-granddaughters Indie and Rhyla Stearns, Katinka and Reverie Stevens; plus, all her nephews, nieces, friends, neighbors, and caregivers.
Gifts in honor of Jackie may be made to Girl Scouts of Western Washington, San Juan Historical Museum and PAWS.
“Think good thoughts!”