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OBITUARY

Jacqueline R. (Steen) French

June 28, 1933January 7, 2021
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Jacqueline R. French (Steen)

Jacque was born June 28th, 1933 in Veblen South Dakota to James and Grace Steen. She was the eldest of three children, brother Bobby, and sister Carol. Jacque had fond memories with her loving parents, brother, and sister. Jacque married Leo D. Ross of the United States Air Force in 1954. She and Leo had three children, Rock, Mark, and Sam. Jacque worked hard to go to college and earn her degree while balancing a family to pursue her desire to become a teacher. She went on to become an elementary school teacher until her retirement. After her marriage with Leo ended, she would eventually met the love of her life, Richard French and they married in May of 1980. They were married for twelve wonderful years before his passing in January of 1993. His memory was close to her always and she would often express how deeply she loved and missed him. Jacque loved many things including her family, her church Southminster Presbyterian in Beaverton, the Oregon coast, good food, swimming, and traveling. She was able to travel a lot in her later years going on many adventures with her friends at church. She cared deeply about social issues and volunteered often to try and help make a positive change in the world. Jacque was very social and loved to keep herself busy on adventures with friends. She also enjoyed spending time at the beach and mushrooming. In her last few years, she suffered from dementia and complications related. She passed peacefully in her sleep on January 7th, 2021, she was 87 years old. She leaves behind several family members that will miss her dearly, including her sister, sons and step-daughters, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

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Ann French

June 28, 2021

Thinking of you, Crystal and Cheryl, on Jacque’s birthday. Can you imagine what she might be doing to celebrate? Perhaps poking around Hug Point, then a delicious meal with Papa Dick. Who knows what The Great Beyond is like ~ but it’s comforting to think of them together doing the things they loved to do on Earth.
May all who loved her feel her presence and God’s peace, especially today.

Barbara Walker

January 25, 2021

Jacque was a very special person. She was in several of the same groups at Southminster Church that I was in. I enjoyed her humor and her perspective. She surrounded herself with beautiful things, which she had collected from around the world. She love her family. She love to travel. I am blessed to have known her. Barbara Walker

Barbara Forth

January 15, 2021

I think the funniest memory of Jacque , was at Scott and Cheryl's wedding. The next day they found out that someone's grandma had driven her car on the golf course. Cheryl was scared the repairs were going to cost a pretty penny. Thank goodness it didn't.

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Baby Jacque 1933

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Young Jacque

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Young Jacque

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Young Jacque

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Jacque and brother Bobby

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Jacque & Bobby

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Baby Jacque 1933

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Young Jacque

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Young Jacque

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Young Jacque

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Jacque and brother Bobby

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Jacque & Bobby

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Jacque, brother bobby and sister carol

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Jacque, Brother Bobby and Sister Carol

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Jacque, Bobby and Carol