Jacqueline Jean “Jackie” Payne of Hermiston, Oregon, was born on June 16, 1937 in Spencer, Iowa to parents, Ethel Edwards and George Noble. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 12, 2019 in Newport, Oregon at the age of 82 years while vacationing with her family. Jackie moved to Oregon when she was very young, growing up in the woods near Detroit Lake where he step father was working on construction of the Detroit Dam. Jackie later moved to Gresham, Oregon where she met Bill Hart in December of 1951 and they lived in the Wamic area. At the age of 15, she was in a motorcycle accident where she broke her back and spent a year in the hospital and told she would never walk again. Jackie had a small baby and told them that they would learn to walk together. With a strong will she not only learned to walk again, she became an accomplished horseback rider and participated in many parades. They moved to Hermiston, Oregon in 1965 and she lost her husband Bill who drowned in 1969. Jackie’s mother lived with her until she passed. She began her career with the court system in 1968 and earned her MBA while working. She retired as the District Court Supervisor and Judge. Jackie married David Payne on December 8, 1973 in Hermiston, Oregon, joining their children to make a large family. They enjoyed camping and fishing, spending nearly all of the weekends in the mountains. David passed away in 2012. Jackie loved her family and was the guiding star of courage to all. Her faith in God shown through and gives us all comfort. She is joined again with her son, Bill who just passed away in May, her husbands: Bill and David, her mother Ethel and brothers: Sam, Joel & Michael Edwards.
Jackie was famous for her hugs and smiles. She always encouraged us and made us feel special. She was a member of the Hermiston Christian Center.
She is survived by her daughters: Donna Martin & husband Leroy and Margaret Hendricks; step kids: Larry, Daniel & Lori, and Michael Payne and Denise Anderson; brothers: James, Jerry Edwards; sisters-in-law: Ferrol Clark, Karen Edwards and Carol Mace Edwards Jones; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston, Oregon. Burial will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.