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Jacalyn Joy MacLean

November 18, 1952October 27, 2020
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Jacalyn Joy MacLean (Jakki) left us on Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020. Born on 18 Nov 1952 in Soap Lake, WA, she resided in Yakima for most of her amazing life. She served her community for 20 years as the Fire Marshal of Yakima County, graced her god as a woman of faith, bettered all those who knew her through her unbounded kindness and joy for life, and showed her family every day a love beyond measure. Jakki combined her love for travel with her devotion to helping others. That adventurous spirit led her from Central America to Israel helping those in need. At 63 years young, we saw her climb Mount Adams--“her mountain”--which she enjoyed seeing from her bedroom window every morning. She is survived by her husband Harold, sons Brad and Joe, grandchildren Jessica, Kyle, Bailey, and Paige, and a world-wide assembly of family, friends, and strangers who she impacted with love, generosity, and the wisdom of a life so well-lived. She will be honored with a viewing Tuesday, 3 Nov from 4-8pm, and interned at Terrace Heights Memorial Cemetery at 1230 on Wednesday, 4 Nov. Please join us as we will be holding a livestream event, to access visit www.lepfuneralhome.com and click on the link under her services information. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Cabo English Church at http://www.feedingloscaboskids.org/

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  • Joe Williams, Casket Bearer
  • Brad West, Casket Bearer
  • Murray MacLean, Casket Bearer
  • Doug VanHorn
  • Ralph Donalson, Casket Bearer
  • Bailey West, Casket Bearer
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Bob Patton

November 9, 2020

I worked for Harold in the next cubicle from Jakki for 11 years and was always appreciative of her bubbly personality and kindness to others. I retired in 2008 and haven't seen her or Harold for many years. It's unfortunate how we sometimes neglect our friendships until something like this happens. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Bob Patton

Charles LeBlanc

November 4, 2020

My sincere condolences to the MacLean Family, friends and loved ones. Jakki was an incredible servant for her community. As Fire Marshal, she kept her community safe, and even saved countless lives through her efforts. Her selfless and devoted service is unmatched. May she forever Rest In Peace. All impacted by Jakki’s loss will remain in my thoughts and prayers. God Speed Jakki!

Chuck LeBlanc
Washington State Fire Marshal

Paul Jenkins

November 4, 2020

Remembering many fond memories during the years we served in the FIRE CORPS together. Thank you for your friendship and know you will be missed til we meet again in glory.

Leslie Bower

November 3, 2020

David Lynam

November 3, 2020

Jakki was a great friend and mentor throughout most of my career as a county fire marshal. She always had a smile, a nice thing to say about most everyone and kept her eye on the prize hereafter. Thank you for all you did for your community. Thank you for being my friend.

David Lynam

Leslie Bower

November 3, 2020


Since first encountering Jakki on a trip to Israel, my life has been altered! She brought so much Joy into my life!
When she got back, she followed up on what the Lord Jesus was telling her and gathered a group of women together for a once a week time with Jesus and what became Sacred Sassy Sistas! Since that time, I have grown in my respect for her. She is loving, kind and consistent in her ways. She inspired me to look for the positive in each situation I encountered. She coached me to really believe what the Bible said and take action! We did lots of walking together praying and believing for positive change in Yakima County and beyond. What a gift our time together has been! I wonder what she's going by in heaven? Jacalyn Joy, Jakki Joy,Little Mama, or Rahinbow?

Linda Eberle

November 2, 2020

Jakki joined our Canasta table every Thursday afternoon for the last three years. She brought Jennifer's girls "fuzzy water" and fruit snacks. They always looked forward to seeing her drive up!!! Nancy, Anna, Jenn, Patricia and Jennifer all felt privileged to "BE" at the table together with her as she shared her journey with cancer. Prayers and hugs were always shared after hearts were revealed. Her love for "her" Harold came up often. (Out of the five husband's represented...THREE were Harold's.)
She was loved. She will be missed.

Linda Eberle

November 2, 2020

I traveled to Cabo with Jakki, Leslie, and JoAnne. It was Jakki's heart to visit Feed the Cabo Kids. It was an experience, the surprised look on Jakki's face when the director turned to her to pay for the groceries we were purchasing at Costco, to the gritty undissolved powdered milk that we were washing out of the children's cups (which they were loving) or enjoying the sunshine and pool. Was blessed to be able to get to know her heart in action!

Don Dominick

November 1, 2020

Jakki and I were classmates in the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. We were in the same class 2 out of the 4 years. I thank god and I was blessed to meet such a wonderful person. We were in the same team group of 4 chief officers from around the US and the world, and were required to complete projects, reports and lectures as one.

Jakki was the glue that solidified the cohesiveness of the group, even after graduation. She also, at each subsequent annual Graduate Symposium, made sure everyone brought the others up to date pertaining to family, updates on travel and work.

She has, from day one, been so highly respected and appreciated by her peers in the fire service, and always shall be. I was devastated when I was informed of her passing, and myself and our fellow classmates have been communicating and remembering what a great person, classmate, and friend we have in Jakki. Thank you, miss you my friend.

Don Dominick EFO, Fire Chief (retired)
Onalaska Fire Department
Onalaska, WI.

Ken Chudy

November 1, 2020

Jackki and I met while students at the National Fire Academy EFO program. Not was she a fellow student, she also became my friend. I looked forward to attending the annual EFO symposium so we could catch up with each other and with those from our class.

My sincerest condolences to the family.

She will be missed .

Ken Chudy EFO, ret
Muskegon Fire Dept
Michigan

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