It is with great sorrow to share that Jackie Atkin, “My Girl” and our Charbonneau neighbor, peacefully passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. She fought a valiant battle with blood illnesses for over five years. In July, she underwent a bone marrow transplant, which proved to be too much stress on her already frail body.
Jackie was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 30, 1944. She graduated for Eastlake (Ohio) North High School and later earned a degree from Long Beach City College.
In 1970 she married the love of her life Denny Atkin. Jackie and Denny were blessed to have four wonderful children, Denny jr, Dawn, Michelle and Stephanie. They were the delight of their lives and as a family they shared many joyful times together. Jackie was a loving mother, and also had many warm times with her nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Jackie was preceded in life by her father Jack Stiffler; mother Helen Stiffler; loving in-laws Wendell and Evelyn Atkin.
Survivors and loved ones include: Husband – Denny Atkin; Daughters – Dawn LaGood, Michelle Beckett and Stephanie Banning; Son – Denny Atkin jr; Sisters – Patty Moore and husband Kenny; Baubbi Solema and husband Steve and their families.
Jackie was an amazing woman who had a great fulfilling life with her husband, children and the many grand-babies she so loved. Denny and Jackie were fortunate to travel and golf a great deal, with trips to Scotland, all of Britain, Germany and Italy; plus, all fifty states on road trips which they loved.
Jackie’s last nine years in Charbonneau were special times for her with many many friends on the golf course and with her close-knit group of couples. She loved her bridge, hand and foot card games; and designing and decorating her home from top to bottom.
She fought for so long and had many surgeries, it was her time. God ended her suffering and took her home with him. Jackie will live on forever in the hearts of her family and their kids. Her big heart and kindness will live on in them forever! “Gone from my side, but forever in my heart!”
A celebration of life Open House will be held Sunday, December 16, 2018, from 1pm to 3pm at her pride and joy: 32065 SW Arbor Lake Drive. Hosted by our children: Denny Atkin jr; Dawn Atkin LaGood; Michelle Atkin Beckett; and Stephanie Atkin Banning. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider sharing a loving memory you enjoyed with Jackie.
Source: Denny Atkin. 11.21.18