Margie Jean Jacques was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Killdeer, N.D., to Eddie Engebretson Sr. and Lena Kinneberg Engebretson. She peacefully went to Heaven on Oct. 21, 2012 with her family near.
She married Clifton Lee "Red" Jacques in Bottineau, N.D. Margie and Red moved to Brookings with their three children in 1955. She worked with Red as a bookkeeper at Red's Body Shop and later at Bad Road Salvage.
She loved playing bingo, cooking, sewing, crocheting and coin collecting. She also enjoyed playing cards and it was always more fun with a wager, particularly if she won.
Margie cherished her family and was proud of her Norwegian heritage. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton "Red" Jacques, mother Lena Kinneberg Engebretson and her brother Eddie Engebretson Jr.
She is survived by her brother John Engebretson (Leola) of Coos Bay, and her loving children, Greg Jacques (Brenda) of Brookings, Candice Jones (Marvin) of Brookings and Deborah Dresen (Barry) of Brookings.
She also thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as they were the light of her life. Surviving grandchildren include Angel McComb (Mike), Brian Jones, Vince Jacques (Rhonda), Ryan Howell (Julie), Josie Lawrence (Alex), Colin Jacques, Kara Clark, Tom Gilstrap, Brett Dresen, Nick Dresen and Amanda Dresen. She also leaves behind 17 great-grandchildren: Gabe Jacques, Faith Jacques, Owen Jacques, Ben Howell, Gavin Howell, Sam Hayes, Rachel Hayes, Connor Clark, Alex Pruden, Spencer Pruden, Mitchell Pruden, Matthew Pruden (Courtney), Lucy Nading, Garrett Dresen, Addisyn Dresen, Cooper Dresen, Gabriella Dresen, and great-great-granddaughter Chloe Pruden.
Margie, forever with a twinkle in her eye, was a consummate optimist and was never shy to give you her opinion. She had a passion for life and her smile will be missed by all who knew her.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Brookings. Memorial contributions may be made to Coastal Home Health and Hospice, either by check to P.O. Box 493, Gold Beach, OR 97444, or by credit card to 1-800-535-9472.
Redwood Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.
Submitted by the family.