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Jacquelyn (Stokes) McCauley

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Jacquelyn (Stokes) McCauley

March 24, 1913 ~ May 23, 2011

Methow Valley pioneer, Jacquelyn McCauley, died on May 23, 2011, at her daughter’s home in East Wenatchee, WA, surrounded by loving family. Jackie was born on March 24, 1913, at the Stokes’ family homestead on Frazer Creek, to John Patrick and Anna (Shrive) Stokes. She was raised with four brothers and two sisters. Jackie rode horseback to the one-room school on Frazer Creek and attended high school at Twisp. Jackie married James R. McCauley and together they raised eight children in the Methow Valley. Jackie and Jim farmed and raised cattle on a ranch by the Smoke Jumper Base and later on the ranch now known as the Big Valley. After 34 years of marriage, Jim died in 1964. Jackie then supported her family by working as a trail crew cook and on the family ranch. Jackie married Don Bovee and lovingly added four step-children into her family, Shirley, Beverly, Curt and Cal. They made their home together in the Methow Valley, until Don passed away in 1981.

Jacquelyn is survived by her children, Ann Cotner of Winthrop, John Joe of Omak, Jim of Chewelah, Michael of Wenatchee, Mary Short of Deer Park, Pat of Twisp, Judy of East Wenatchee and Jay of Bozeman, MT; step-children, Shirley Shockley of Wheatland, WY, Curt Bovee of Winthrop and Cal Bovee of Moses Lake; and her sister, Cecelia Campbell of Twisp. She is also survived by many, many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Saint Genevieve’s Catholic Church in Twisp, with Burial at Sullivan Cemetery in Winthrop. There will be a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jackie’s memory to Jamie’s Place, P.O. Box 1260, Winthrop, WA 98862. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.

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