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“What a sweet caring lady she was. Always a smile for you no matter whereshe saw you. Whether the horse races or the restaurant she always had...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Ila Simpson - Moses Lake, WA

“Our cousin Jacqueline was a saint! Caring for others was her life. She took care of her mother and her two aunts as well as her husband Bill, in...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Dorothy Callan - CA - Family

“I remember both Bill and Jackie from visits we made to visit Uncle Burt and Emeline when I was a child. Bill was my first cousin. They were so warm...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Ann Murphy - kelowna, BC

“So sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. Unfortunately, we haven't been in contact much over the years. But I do remember her fondly.Love, Willy and...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryl Isaacs - Bellingham, WA

“Jackie & I worked together for many years at Terrace Heights Care in Moses Lake . She was my role model & we becameVery good friends over the years ....Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Theresa McGhuey - Moses Lake, WA

“Loved Jackie! She was my preceptor in nursing school. She was a classy, sweet role model for me! I had known her and Bill from the days of Boyle...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Pam Sumner - Moses Lake, WA

“Jackie was one of the first nurses I worked with as a new RN. She taught me many things about nursing from a technical and a practical concept. ...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Patti Johnson. - Coworker

“Tony, Kathy, Anne, Kelli & Trish - My sincere condolences for your loss. I have fond memories of all of you. It's never easy to lose our parents no...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Doris Rosenow - Moses Lake, WA

“My sincere condolences to all of the family. Jackie and Bill were amazing people. I loved them dearly. Working for them at the fog cutter was a lot...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Janice Yates (Parsons) - Ephrata, WA

“My mother, Cuba, who lived in Canada and Jackie's father, Jack, who lived in United States were siblings. So Jackie and her sister Donna were known...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Artis Williams Sanca, BC, Canada

“Jackie was my sister-in-law and great friend. Her and I spent many hours laughing and sharing jokes. We loved to take all the kids out for a fun time...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Joyce Boyle - Marana, AZ - Family

“Bill and Jackie were like second parents to me. They bailed me out of trouble more then once. When Bill married Jackie he felt like the luckiest man...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Maurice Boyle - Marana, AZ

“Jackie was my Aunt and her and Bill were my God Parents. Her and Bill were always there for my family. She was such a pillar of strength to so many....Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Patricia Waldman - Marana, AZ


On the day before her favorite holiday, and her dad's birthday, Jackie Boyle passed away on Christmas Eve, surrounded by family. Jackie was born in Everett, WA and raised in Bellingham. Her real name was Dorothy, but after finding 3 other "Dorothys" in her first grade, she decided to go by Jackie or Jacqueline instead. Jackie was the daughter of Jack and Grace Isaacs, and the older sister of Donna Wahl. She graduated from Bellingham High in 1947. She was very smart and skipped the 9th grade. She was in Pep Club and earned her letter in athletics partly by roller skating to and from home daily, a total of 6 miles. She earned her BS in Nursing in 1950 and was a practicing registered nurse for 57 years. She met her future husband, Bill Boyle while working as a nurse in Bellingham and caring for Bill's father. They were married for over almost 65 years. Jackie took a ten year hiatus from nursing to open The Fogcutter, a steak and seafood restaurant in Moses Lake with her husband Bill. She always described the experience as one of the best times of her working career, and could be seen serving meals, bartending, or clearing plates to help the employees.Together they lived in Olympia, Mount Lake Terrace, Kirkland, Seattle, Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Yakima, and back to Moses Lake. They moved to Bellingham in 2006 to take care of Grace Isaacs, Jackie's mother
Jackie had a passion for cards, particularly bridge. She was always ready to go to the casino with her friends Karen and Maryann. Her grandkids remember her as the "Ms. Pac Man Champion." And her entire family remembers the incredible Christmas Holidays she would create. Jackie was a long time member of Assumption Church in Bellingham.
Jackie was a caregiver to her in-laws, her parents, her aunties, and most recently, her husband for six years who passed in 2016. She did not care for being on the receiving end of caregiving when her health started to deteriorate. She enjoyed her neighbors at her condo and looked forward to weekly gatherings to play cards.
Jackie leaves behind five children and their spouses: Tony (Mary), Kathy, Anne (Greg), Kelli (Paul) and Trish (Bryan). She had ten grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Jackie is also survived by her favorite sister, Donna Wahl of Los Angeles.
She was a strong, smart, opinionated, and resilient woman. And she was a really great mom who will be deeply missed. No services are planned.