Jacquelynn “Jackie” Rogers Packer, 95, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Snowflake from causes incident to her age. The funeral service will begin at 2 o’clock this afternoon (Jan. 29) at the Taylor Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 309 W. Willow Lane in Taylor, where the visitation will begin one hour prior. The concluding service and interment will immediately follow at the Reed Hatch Memorial Cemetery in Taylor.
Jackie was the daughter of Ola Eva Cooper and Samuel Patterson Rogers. She was born Oct. 26, 1920, in Snowflake, and only had an older brother, Bryl.
During her early years, they moved to Whiteriver, Camp Verde, Mesa and then back to Taylor when she started the sixth grade. Their home was always a gathering place for kids. Her mother enjoyed feeding them and joining in their fun.
During her junior year of high school, her father was killed in an automobile accident while working on the construction of Lone Pine Dam. Jackie’s mother was in Salt Lake City caring for a sick friend at the time. Jackie moved to Salt Lake City with her mother when school was out.
She worked in many jobs throughout her long life. She was a waitress, clerk and bookkeeper. During the war years, she worked for Remington Arms Manufacturing and Ogden Arsenal in Utah. In 1986, she retired from Fedco Bulk Store, where she worked in sundries and customer service.
She met and married Karl Packer after World War II and always regretted not having children. This marriage lasted about three years. She cared for her mother in her final years and treasured her time with her. She always said her nieces had been such a joy in her life.
Jackie was an active member of the LDS church throughout her long life. Her church callings were in Primary and Relief Society. She also was the stake tablecloth caretaker and was the stake Single Adult Group coordinator for more than 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Bryl Rogers.
Survivors include her former sister-in-law, Lois Mills; her nieces: Patty (Larry) Boyster and their two sons and families, Charlene (Tony) Trujillo and their three sons and families, Debbie Flores, her daughter and son, and Denise (Larry) Wilson and their two sons and families.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.