Jacqueline Marie Frost “Jackie” of Hood River, Oregon passed away March 28th, 2010 at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.
Jackie was born February 1, 1930 in South Gate, California and was 80 years of age at the time of her passing. 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 am, Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Hood River (1889 Belmont Avenue). Interment will follow at Idlewilde Cemetery of Hood River, Oregon. 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 Jackie married William “Bill” Joseph Frost in Fullerton, California and to this union they were blessed with four children; Lynn, Christine, Michael and Kurtis.
They lived in Orange County, California from 1951 until 1982, when they moved to Oregon. The “new life” on the Cooper Spur Ranch in Parkdale, Oregon 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, 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. Jackie 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, Oregon; daughters, Lynn M. Snyder and husband, Don of Costa Mesa, California and Christine S. Frost of Hood River, Oregon; sons, Michael W. Frost and wife, Susan of Hood River, Oregon and Kurtis J. Frost and daughter-in-law, Jill of Hood River, Oregon; grandchildren, Laura L. Wittmeyer, Sara C. Snyder and husband, Pierre Comizzoli, Heather M. Snyder, Matthew W. Snyder, Lauren A. Munk and husband James, Michael J. Frost and James D. Frost; great granddaughter, Ada Comizzoli; sister-in-law, Joyce of Wildomar, California; and numerous other distant family and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter Rowan Brown, Margaret Christine (Phegley) Brown and brother David R. Brown.
Memorials are suggested to Horizon Christian School, Hood River, Oregon in Jackie’s name and sent care of Anderson’s Tribute Center - 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Please visit our website to leave a note of condolence for family.