April 13, 1931 – July 5, 2019
We mourn Jacquelyn Anderson April 13, 1931-July 5, 2019. She is survived by her children David, Mark and Jeff Taylor and Cathy Berg. Our heartfelt thanks to Paul and Ramona Edwards of Black Lake ACH for their love and compassion for both mom and the family over the past three years.
She followed a soldier to the bitter cold of Alaska in a time of war. When his military obligation was completed, returned, with a new son, to the continental United States - but not to her home in Seattle, but across the country to Pennsylvania where he enrolled in Penn State University with the intention of becoming a teacher. While he was enrolled there, she took a job to support the family as well as caring for that first son, as well as a second that followed a year later. When he graduated, they moved the family to the first teaching position even farther from home, where everything was strange and new to her - even the language and the food. Bore two more children, and because she could not work outside the home with four children, took in ironing and baked bread to sell, to augment the meager salary paid to starting teachers at that time.
Despite that, she grew to love the people and the place - as well as the food - and her heart was nearly broken when it became necessary to move in order to secure a better paying job. After dissatisfaction with the new position and environment, two years later the family loaded all of their belongings in a homemade trailer and moved back to the Pacific Northwest.
The measures of success in any chosen profession are achievement and result. In the profession of motherhood, success is measured by the achievement of the children borne and raised. In that regard, she was world class. All four children grew to be successful professionals and contributing members of society; an award winning builder, an airline pilot and Naval Aviator, a career Naval Officer and an accomplished financial executive.
She once told one of her children, " A truly mature person examines all the possible consequences of an action before deciding to take that action". Words that were to be his guide throughout his adult life - and words of unlimited worth for anyone.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the South Sound Senior Center Transportation Department.
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July 9, 2019
What started off as a work relationship turned out to be a 20 year friendship that I am thankful for the true friend that Lyn was. I will miss seeing her on my visits to Olympia.
La Mesa CA