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October 17, 2000 11:00 pm

Jacklyn Mae Allison, 73, Brookings, died Oct. 12, 2000.

She was born Dec. 28, 1926, in Los Angeles to John Conrad and Joan Myrtle (Inman) Ketterer.

She married William Robert Allison July 1, 1944, in Bartow, Fla.

During World War II, she served as a wartime overseas telephone operator and as a worker in war support factories.

She had a lifelong love of birds and animals living in 10 California State Parks during the course of 35 years with her husband Bill.

As a rangers wife, she managed to become a postmaster, gun reloader, world traveler, pie baker, abalone chef, diesel mechanic, sailor, and, at the same time raise three children.

Mrs. Allison argued with Gov. Nixon, traded pie recipes with Mamie Eisenhower, gave many a meal, took in lost children, cared for Rocky the red tail hawk, Daisy the skunk, Chipper the gray squirrel, Mary the lamb and untold wild animals.

Her interest in travel led her to sail the West Coast in the two-masted ketch Qui Vive as the boat mechanic. She sailed to Hong Kong, Europe, Canada, and Alaska.

An 18 year resident of Brookings, she belonged to the Assembly of God Church, the National Audubon Society, State Park Ranger Association, National Wildlife Federation, supported numerous Christian missionary workers in China, and supported a foster child through World Vision.

Survivors are sister Juanita Robertson, Rancho Mirage, Calif.; children Susan MacElvaine, Morro Bay, Calif.; Casey Allison, Hong Kong; Mike Allison, Ely, Nev.; grandchildren Diana Deak; LeeAnn M. Burson; Steve MacElvaine Jr.; Brian MacElvaine; Scatha, Esther and Laurel Allison; Sandy Tang; Natasha Wong; Benjamin, John and Jody Allison; great-grandchildren Devyn and Erin Deak; Doris and Jackie Tang.

A memorial service is scheduled Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God, Pastor Adrian Van Aswegan will officiate. A scattering of ashes are planned in the Rangers Grove in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park in California.

The family suggests remembrances to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Littys Funeral Directors, Brookings Chapel.

 

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