We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home
Jacqueline Sue Meeker (Kadet) died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on August 31, 2021 at Evergreen Hospice.
Jacki was born July 29, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Kenneth Elwood Meeker; parents Henry and Pearl Kadet; brother Harold, and step-son Sean.
Jacki was a Registered Nurse specializing in labor and delivery, pre-op, and teaching child birth classes. She started her career in Arizona in Sedona and Phoenix at Good Samaritan Hospital where she met her husband Ken and where they started their family with the addition of Arthur. They then moved to Alaska and Jacki worked in the labor and delivery unit delivering generations of Alaskans at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
Jacki loved traveling and never met a stranger. She will be remembered for her kindness and genuine love of people. She loved gardening in the land of the midnight sun, the ocean, cuddling with her animals, reading, cooking, quilting, and writing. After moving to Albany, Oregon Jacki has been actively involved in her community including the Albany Senior Center.
Jacki leaves behind her heartbroken son Arthur; daughter-in-law Chrystal; step-children Sylvia, and Michelle; grandchildren Stephen, Mariah, Justin, Destinee, Holden, Parker, Jackson, Dustin, Michelle, Stephanie, and Julia; great-grandchildren Richard and Cooper; and her service dog, Simcha.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.