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Obituary: Jackie Ray (Jan. 21, 1928 – Jun. 9, 2014)

Jackie Ray
Jackie Ray
Jackie passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born January 21, 1928, in Loop City, Neb., and was a longtime resident of Crescent City, CA.  Jackie spent the last three years in McKinleyville, CA with her daughter Diana and son-in-law Charles. Her favorite pastime was playing cards and spending time with her family. She waited tables for a short period and co-owned Crescent City Cab Company with Donald McMillan.  Jackie was known for her bartending for 46-plus years, where she had many friends, some of whom became her extended family.

She is survived by her children: Beverly (Dale) Nickel of Crescent City and  Jim Herrick, all of Crescent City; Diana (Charlie) Peak of McKinleyville; Carolyn Payne and Carleen Herrick, both of Medford, Ore.; George (Debra) Herrick of Gardenerville, Nev.; Cheryl  (Scott) Case of Fairbanks, Alaska; Mary (Mark) Smith of Yreka.  Jackie also raised her granddaughter from birth, Loni (Rich) Salvaressa, of Crescent City.  She leaves behind 26 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren; 11 great- great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her two best friends, Frances Hoyt and Dick Pearcey.

Jackie is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Lydia Jack; daughter Marie; grandson Donny; granddaughters Tonya and Jackie; great-granddaughter Kayla and son-in-law Benito Ramon.

Memorial services will be held at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, June 21, at 11 am.

Please sign the family’s online guest book at wiersmortuary.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.

— Submitted by Wier’s Mortuary Chapel

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