Jacqueline "Jackie" Jean Bartlett was born to Gerald and Mildred Bartlett in Seattle, Washington, and lived in Renton, Washington where she attended Sartori Elementary, Renton Jr. High, and graduated from Renton High School in 1956. She worked at Rollerland during her early Jr./Sr. high school years to earn lessons, practice, and coaching in competitive pairs roller skating, and competed on the national level. After graduating high school, she worked at Puget Power, for a mortgage broker, and at Vernell Candy. She attended WSU, CWU, and SPU earning a BA in Home Economics from SPU in 1966. Her 25-year teaching career included Woodside Special Ed, Sunset Jr. High, Glacier and Highline High School.
Jackie's wedding ceremony to Howard Call, Dec. 25, 1964, was at the Renton Methodist Church. They made their home in Burien until building a home in Federal Way, residing there for 40 plus years. She was active in school activities, church, hiking and camping (including the ascent of Mt. Adams), bicycling, canoeing, and attending sporting events, becoming a die-hard Totems Hockey fan and supporter of SPU sporting events. She enjoyed UW Husky football (excluding the Apple Cup) and spent years following husband's endeavors in a variety of sports.
Following retirement from teaching, she was a travel agent which provided extensive travel opportunities, including most of the U.S., about 50 foreign countries, and all seven continents. Thrown into the mix were a winter (Lillehammer, Norway) and summer (Sydney, Australia) Olympics and a half dozen cruises. Yearly stays in the Palm Springs area were a winter favorite. Volunteer work at the Seattle Humane Society cattery division for many years provided a great joy for her. At home, "Whitie" and "Taylor" were her pride and joys mingled with a menagerie of large and small teddy bears.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, and several uncles and aunts. She leaves her husband of 55 years, Howard, sister-in-laws, Beverly, Bernita (Paul), & Jan, aunt and uncle, Lois (Jerry) Piper, cousins Charles Ptolemy, Patty Petesch, Dick, & Robert McCarty, many cousins, nieces, & nephews, and dear friends to cherish her loving memory. Jackie had a community of loving friends and former students, and a neighborhood of great helpful people. She requested no life support systems and no services following her passing. She experienced dementia and Alzheimer's the last six-seven years. Her expressed wishes were cremation and spreading of her ashes where Mt. Rainier could be viewed on a clear day.
Remembrances in Jackie's memory may be made to the Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle Pacific University, or the Seattle Animal Shelter (cats); all links and information may be found down below.
Jackie's last request would be to tip a hot cup of Starbucks coffee in her honor.
She will probably be enjoying such in Heaven, a hot half-cup at a time.
May the Lord warm your cup and keep it full.
Please visit Jackie's Tribute Wall, above, to share your condolences and fond memories of her with family and friends.
Care & Arrangements entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services of West Seattle.
Seattle Children's Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way Northeast, Seattle WA 98105
Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Avenue West, Seattle WA 98119-1997
Seattle Animal Shelter
2061 15th Ave West, Seattle WA 98119