Jacquelyn Helene Musch

Jacquelyn Helene Musch, 81, born in Hollywood, Calif., on February 14, 1930, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2011, at her home near Buncom, Ore.

Jackie and Harlan Musch married young, and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. As a young couple, they settled in San Carlos, Calif. She worked at a saddle/western store for many years, reflecting her passion for horses. She also loved the art of cowboy poetry, and made a point to attend those events.

In her later years, she and her husband purchased a country estate outside of Jacksonville, Ore., where they spent their final years next to the Little Applegate, among the pines and redwoods, with all the wildlife that nature could offer.

Jackie was a very social person. She loved entertaining friends and family for every holiday and event, and partying with neighbors at local restaurants. Her home reflected each holiday in great detail, and every day was considered a celebration. Her passions were her flowers, her decorations and her love of all animals, especially her Yorkies. Through those passions and other activities, she made many friends, and deeply touched many lives.

She is survived by her brother, Stan Summers of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lake Tahoe, Calif.; and half-sister, Kathy Curtis, of Santa Rosa, Calif. Her loving husband of 68 years, Harlan, preceded her in death by just six weeks.

A joint service and scattering of the ashes of both Jackie and Harlan, will be held at a date to be announced later. Meanwhile, friends and family suggest donations be sent in memory of Jackie to the Southern Oregon Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Road, Medford, OR 97501.

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