Jacqueline L. Hale

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Jacqueline Louise Hale, age 83, passed away on October 22, 2019, in Rockford, Michigan. She was born in Traverse City, Michigan, on August 16, 1936.

During high school, Jacqueline was a cheerleader, played the trombone in band, and was in the glee club.  In her junior year at Gaylord High School, Jacqueline met her husband, Robert C. Hale. They were married on August 17, 1957, by Reverend Issacs. Jacqueline and Robert were members of Gaylord First Congregational Church.

She was very active in her children’s school functions.  She was known as the punch and cookie lady during their elementary years.  In addition, she was involved in boy scouts, the local 4-H clubs, Gaylord Alpenfest, the Otsego County fair, and church activities.

In 1975 the family moved to Rockford, Michigan.  It was there she became involved with the Girlscouts, and Sweet Adelines.  She enjoyed reading, bowling, ceramics, sewing, crocheting, and knitting.  She was an excellent seamstress.

Jacqueline worked as a bookkeeper for Archie Campbell before receiving her teaching certificate, which allowed her to teach on Drummond Island in a one-room classroom. Becoming a registered nurse in 1992 was her final calling. She worked for St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, where she specialized in OBGYN, Mother/Children care, PEDS, and Neonatal care. She was also certified in counseling those who experience the loss of an infant.

She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Hale; sons, Robert Steven (Lisa) Hale of Grand Rapids, Jon Kevin (Michelle) Hale of Belmont, Phillip Glenn (Rose) Hale of Grand Rapids; daughters, Linda Renee Hale of Rockford, and Tara Lynne (Thomas Jr.) Pappas of California; grandchildren, Navarre, Spencer (Ellyn), Gunner, Nathan, Allison, Morgan, Sarah, Madison, Angelia (Shawn) Bravata, Tyler (Katelind), Victoria, and Sophia; great-grandchildren, Ronin, Eli, Bennett, and Vada; brothers, Richard Glenn (Wilma) Charnes of Indiana; Stephen Lynn (Betty) Charnes of Indiana, Alvia Lane Charnes of Indiana and Virginia Ann (Walter) Hall of Jacksonville, Florida; brother-in-law, HC Wallen of Washington, D.C. Jacqueline is also survived by many many many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Jacqueline was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Sandra Leah (Albert) Colter, Kathryn Sue Wallen, and sister-in-law Mary Charnes.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, Michigan, and on Monday, October 28, 2019, at the First Congregational Church from Noon until the time of services.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 28, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Gaylord, Michigan.  There will be a Nightingale Tribute

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to “The Hale Family” for future designation.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734. www.nelsonsfuneralhome.com


25 comments on “Jacqueline L. Hale”

  1. Bob and Family, we are so very sad to learn of Jackie’s passing. She always was such a pleasant smiling person. We have good memories that
    go way back to the days that her sister, Sue babysat, and stayed with them during her final years in High School. We wish you only pleasant memories,
    and peace knowing she is at rest.

  2. Aunt Jackie was a great woman. We visited on summer vacations numerous times and she was very hospitable. Uncle bob and aunt Jackie took us in with open arms. She would teach us cribbage let us play pool in the basement do puzzles with us and let the marathon games of RISK go on all night. Every year throughout childhood we would visit our Jon,linda, Steve, Philip,and Tara, and Uncle bob and Aunt Jackie. Always great memories. aunt Jackie will be missed but, always great memories.

    1. Love and hugs to the Hale and Pappas families. She was a wonderful girl scout leader and a second Mom for many of my growing up years. I have countless good memories of weekends spent at the Hale household. Always generous with her time and talents, she will be missed. May all the fond memories and stories everyone shares help to balance some of the sorrow and loss. Heaven’s gain, I’ll see you again there someday, Mrs. Hale.

    2. I will miss her so much! However, I am at peace knowing she is resting in peace and pain free at last. I know she was greeted by Aunt Sandy, her Momma and Daddy, plus Aunt Luey, Uncle Leroy, Rev. Hastie and Eleanor, Tony and Wayne Brown, Pat Bordner and Jim, Boo, Griz, Shasha and all those little ones that she loved and adored or would have…I could name many more. She was so full of Love and life and had the most beautiful smile, soft skin, and smelled so wonderful. Virginia Senese and Bev Wisner

    3. Dear Keith, We loved spending time out in Washington DC with you guys. Doing all the museums, the mint, swimming, the bicentennial 4th July and being with you guys when the Potomac river flooded and had to eat up all those Popsicles and ice cream while the power was out. So so many great memories of our families together. We all miss your Mom very much too !!! One thing we do know is that there is most certainly lots of celebrating going on up there in heaven. We will all remember, especially when it thunders, and we think of how much fun we had bowling together.

  3. Carolyn Charnes Loizzi

    Aunt Jackie will truly be missed. I remember; visiting as a kid, the newsletter, Christmas cards, and spending time with her. Especially when we lost Grandma and then again when we lost Aunt Sandy. Uncle Bob and cousins. My heart breaks for all of you.

    1. You are such a sweetheart Carolyn and that Skylar baby made my Moms and my day at Aunt Sandys funeral when she came over and hugged us and said we’re related. Such a precious little girl and she’s a 4-H ER how cool is that. Love you guys so very pray for your health Carolyn…you are a very remarkable woman!!!

  4. Thank you Linda for letting me know about your precious Mom. My prayers to you and your family. You and your Mom are always in my heart and I am so Blessed. Your friendship is in my Heart. I loved seeing your Mom and you when you came to Hudson’s and our lunch outings in the mall. I will miss her but, will have great memories from the Hale girls. RIP Jackie.

    1. Dear sweet Olivia, It was and is a pleasure,and always will be the,remembering times we shared. Especially the lunches at Olga’s.
      Love you and God bless you. You have been a truly wonderful friend.

  5. Tim and Laurie Bingham

    Sorry to hear about Jackie. She came up here to Elmira with Sandy and Leroy and celebrated our Family reunion with us. Jackie is gonna be missed ! Such a wonderful Person

    1. Thank you. She loved family gatherings like that. She has a crocheted blanket that she loved that I think she won at one of the cake walks.

  6. terry and sandy warner

    So sorry to hear of Jackie passing. I still can remember babysitting for all the kids on Tuesday evening while Jackie went bowling and other times when the Hales needed me. Jackie is going to be missed. Sandy Waldie Warner

  7. Steve, Jon, Linda, Phillip and Tara. I hope you all understand I can’t be with all of you at this time. I do want so much to be there and I can’t. She is really special to me. I couldn’t get up to see her and all of you as often as I wanted. Be that as it may, I have so many memories; Staying at her house when she was expecting Steve while Dad worked. Watching Steve cut teeth on the I D bracelet she gave me for Christmas one year. Buying Me a wardrobe to wear on my senior trip, when she found out I wasn’t going because I didn’t feel like my clothes were good enough. So many Memories. Love you all and wish you all well til we get to see one another again.Love you all.

    1. Thank you. I have so many memories of our families getting together. Those were the days. Love you, Uncle Dick

  8. Bob and Children: Please accept my Extreme Condolences, Jackie is in Heaven Now with my Mother and Father. RIP Dear Friend!

    1. You Mom and my Dad could have been the Bonnie and Clyde of the 60-70’s They loved meeting at the Sugar Bowl and scheming up things on the Sugar Bowl placemats. Your parents were dear friends to both my Mom and Dad . I was your Moms adopted little girl. I have and had so much love and respect for her. And your father was such a kind Gentleman. They all will be together talking and laughing in Eternity. Isin’t that a wonderful feeling. My Heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of your parents. They were such special people in my parents lives.

  9. I think Dick’s comment sums up my feelings also. While I can’t be there for her family in person, I hope you all know that all I am is a phone call or a facebook message away. I spent so much time with you all over the years and used to love the school shopping trips when you all would come to Indianapolis to pick out clothes, and then Jackie would make them including changing the things you didn’t like about the ones in the stores. I have so many memories with each and every one of you over the years, and all of them include Jackie’s smile and her singing in most cases. Hopefully, you’ll all be able to remember those good times as well, and know that she’s singing in a heavenly choir now. In the meantime, I want to send comforting thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time. Love and miss you all

  10. She woke up with a smile on her face and a song in her heart. She loved being the oldest Sister and always made everyone feel “special”. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you guys this past year. May God bless you all and help you to find peace and comfort in knowing we all will meet again and there will be brighter days!

  11. Jerry M Thompson

    To the entire Hale family, for whom I have the utmost respect! Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
    God bless.

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