Jacqueline Dee Stahley, 84, passed away on November 14, 2011. She was born on August 27, 1927, the daughter of Lewis and Mabel (Bussler) Geer in Old Kettle Falls where she also attended school. The family moved to Seattle during the war where she met and married Ralph Harman in 1945 while he was serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. After Ralph was discharged from the service they spent some time in the Colville area, and then moved to Phoenix, AZ. Jackie went to work for Montgomery Ward and they stayed in Arizona until her retirement. After her retirement, Jackie and her husband returned to Colville and she went to work part time for the National Forest Service.
Jackie enjoyed making quilts and spending time with her family and friends. She spent time volunteering with the Hospital Auxiliary, and was a member of the Danish Club and VFW.
She is preceded in death by her first husband Ralph, son Gary, her parents, sisters Arrillra Bennett, Betty McCary, Marguerita “Mugs” Brady, brother Clark, and grandson Jason Willey.
Jackie is survived by her husband Alexander “Sandy” Stahley, Spokane; brother Neil Geer and wife Geneva, Colville; sister Charlotte Zezinka and husband John, Choctaw, OK; sister-in-law Evelyn Geer, Elk; daughter Lorraine Lee Willey, Atlanta, MI; son Steve Harman and wife Teresa, Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.
A memorial service for Jackie was held at the Colville Free Methodist Church on Sunday, November 20 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Greg Knox officiating. If one so wishes, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Spokane. Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com .
Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory was entrusted with the arrangements.
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