Jacqueline Louise Hurley
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA
Oct. 10, 1925 ~ Feb. 10, 2010
"She was an incredible, well-loved person.
She will be missed by many."

Jacqueline Louise Hurley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away to heaven Feb. 10, 2010 in Vancouver, WA, surrounded by her family. She was born in Nancy, France on Oct. 10, 1925. She then survived living in occupied France during World War II and worked in France as a hat designer for several years.
After the war, she met our father, Frank V. Hurley, an American Army soldier. On May 1, 1948 they were married in France.
Her first daughter was the only one born in the United States. The rest of her children were born in Europe. Her twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren brought a lot of joy to her life.
She was incredibly determined and strong.
She taught herself to read and write English with no teacher.
Jacqueline was strong in her faith, incredibly creative, and showed her love and support in countless ways. She loved to sew, knit, and crochet her children's clothes. When her grandchildren came along, she made sure she knitted sweaters and hats for them too.
She never failed to reach out to people. She taught all of her children and grandchildren to love nature and to "stop and smell the roses". All who came in contact with her enjoyed her sense of humor and gift of "gab".
Survivors include her children, Patricia Dykens, Annie (Edward) Jordan, Michelle (Gary) Hill, Jack (Terri) Hurley, and Philip (Anna Marie) Hurley; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren who will all miss her greatly.
Jacqueline's special Catholic celebration of life will be celebrated on Sat., Feb. 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Vancouver, WA.
Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

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Published by The Columbian on Feb. 13, 2010.
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Gary, Michelle, Nathan, and Nicole - We love you, and our thoughts are with you all in this difficult time. Love you all so much
Rick & Mary HIll
February 15, 2010
Please accept our condolances on the loss of your beloved.
Stephanie & Ian Barney
February 14, 2010
I love you and miss you Grandma! This is so hard being without you. Je'taime Grandma-ma je'taime love,jj
February 14, 2010
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a very beautiful and caring woman who will be missed by her loving family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
David Livingstone
February 13, 2010
Will be missed. There was a vacant chair at the family luncheon Thursday.
Kit has lost a bosom buddy.
James & Kit Hurley
February 13, 2010
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