Jacqueline Mary Wilson, born Aug. 9, 1950. She passed away at age 67 in Salem.

Jackie was born in San Francisco, California and moved to Brookings in 1963. Her love of Arabian

horses occupied much of her time. Her grace in the saddle was beautiful.

Jackie traveled to many local and regional horse shows where she competed in English and Western pleasure. She especially enjoyed her great adventures with Sue Thompson, her best friend.

Jackie worked for many years In Brookings at Brookings Plywood, and finally at the Pickle Barrel Restaurant, a job that she loved.

She moved to Salem in 1992, where she and her husband owned a stable and riding arena. Jackie enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She adored her grandchildren Alexis and Mason Becker.

She was preceded in death by former Brookings residents father William Stoken and mother Margaret Stoken.

Jackie is survived by her rock and loving husband Gary Wilson of Salem; daughter Nicole

Becker and her spouse Kris Ettner of Rainier; sons Sterling Becker Jr. and his spouse Alicia

Becker of Boise, Idaho and William Becker of Salem; sister Dorothy Shaw; brother-in- law

John Shaw Sr. of Brookings; grandchildren Alexis Becker of San Diego, California and Mason

Becker of Thousand Oaks, California.

In lieu of flowers please donate to ASPCA.org — The American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. There will be private graveside service Jan. 13, in Brookings.

Redwood Memorial Chapel Is assisting the Wilson family.

A poem

Written by Nicole Becker


I have known you for many breathes.

My final breath taken.

My hand not full of yours as the Earth

cradled my beauty.

I touched your sadness with

outstretched fingers.

Expressing — it is ok.

Tears fall encapsulating memories

of joyful expression.

Stories filled with smiles.

Healing — understanding connection.

Intuitive communication through

many miles.

I did hold you one

last time.

For you to feel my arms whisper

to you.

Let my song splash about.

Hands interconnect holding this song.

I am always with you in the

air you breath.

Loss is not lost.

Loss is knowing and feeling


Knowing — impacting the world.

Knowing — impacting people.

Knowing — impacting friends.

I am thought of in kindness.

A gift to cherish as I leave this world.

You always with me...

Close your eyes — what do you see?

A leave falling dropping upon your path.

A shell drifts and surfs its way tickling your


A snowflake wisps and dances

upon your nose.

All reminders of me.

Grasping your hand tightly.

Walking astride.

I may no longer be here to

spread my joy.

As you think of me a

smile appears.

For these moments we cherish

— how we yearn for more....

I will come visit when you dream.

As I found my way to all that

makes sense I touch your face.

Profoundness and wonderment

present and real.

For you brought comfort.

Gaze with content live with no regret.

Love suspended in time just as it was

between you and I.

At the moment of departure it is


Be as it was and is.

Memories of the past still present.

Gifts I will lay upon your feet.

Until our energies dance together


Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel.