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Jacklynn Ann McAndrew
10/06/1947 — 04/18/2021
From Richland, WA | Born in Omaha, NE
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Celebration of Life
Jacklynn Ann McAndrew
Jacklynn A “Jackie” Hunt-Mc Andrew left her earthly mortal being to join her son Patrick in heaven on April 18th, 2021, after a short illness. Born In Omaha NE on October 6th, 1947, Jackie and her family first moved to Bloomfield NE, and later to Idaho, before her family settled down in Benton City when she was 8 years old. Jackie graduated from Ki-Be High School in 1965 and attended CBC from 1965-1967, where she met her husband Richard McAndrew. On June 17th, 1967 Jackie married the love of her life, Dick.
In their early married years Jackie and Dick moved to Maple Valley where Dick worked at Boeing and Jackie worked a job in Renton. In 1970 they moved back to Richland and bought a “B” house. They have lived in that house, on Thayer, for over 50 years. In March of 1972, their only child Patrick was born. As Richland residents, both Dick and Patrick were Bomber graduates.
Jackie spent most of her married life working in housekeeping in the Tri Cities area. She retired from Kadlec, where she had worked for several years.
Throughout the years Jackie was a HUGE fan of Red Skelton and because of that became a clown herself. Jackie had three different clown characters- Chuckles; a church clown, Sunshine Engineer was a train engineer and Kandy Kane, a Christmas clown. Jackie loved going to events around the Tri Cities spreading joy and laughter everywhere she went. She attended several clown conventions around the United States. Finally, her husband Dick, realized that “if you can’t beat them you join them”, and began his clown career as O Mi, a butler clown.
Jackie is preceded in death by her very special son Patrick. Also preceding her in death are her parents Betty and George Hunt, along with her brother Tom Hunt and Dick’s parents. She is survived by her husband Richard (Dick), brother, Tim (wife Amy) of Fairbanks, sister Vickie of Benton City and brother Kevin of Kennewick. She is also survived by very special brothers Dan Kernan of Kennewick and Donnie McMillan of Texas. Jackie cherished the special friendships that she had with Betty and Bob Baca of Albuquerque, Wanda and Gene Glover of Bellingham and all the other friends she made along the way, too many to name. She was a member of Riverview United Methodist Church, in Pasco, for 53 years and celebrated her 50th Wedding Anniversary there in 2017.
Jackie was one of the most special people you could have ever known. Loving and caring, warm and generous, her smile would brighten up any room and she beautiful heart that invited anyone in. Jackie had a deep faith in God. Her whole life was for Christ, our Lord and Savior.
It was Jackie’s wish to acknowledge her incredible husband of 54 years, Dick:
“Thank you Dick for ALL that you have done for me and Patrick. I know you will be alone but please don’t be sad.”
A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held May 14th, 2021 at 11 am. Services will be held at Einan’s in Richland.
April 18th was a sad day. I hope Jackie’s having a great time with Patrick in heaven. Oh, I really do, and maybe I can see her again when I get there. You were an angel to me in the brief time we met and I’m saddened to hear you’re gone.
Victoria Moss Removal
I am sorry for your loss. I remember Jackie from school in Benton City and in Richland. She always had a smile and was very friendly. She will be missed
Jackie, you will be missed. There are many memories coming to mind, from you babysitting my siblings and I (even though you were only 2 years older than me), me babysitting Patrick, interacting with “Chuckles” (I was a clown mother to a group from CUP) and more through the years. Later years we would cross paths unexpectedly on occasions but always enjoyed those moments. You were always a beautiful, joyful woman. Heaven is surely rejoicing at your arrival.
My condolences to you Dick. I enjoyed working with you and Jacklyn at Block and getting to know about your avocation as clowns.
We send our sympathy to you and all of your family on the loss of your dear Jackie.
The time we spent with you and Jackie are some of our most cherished memories. We will miss her wisedom, humor and kindness. She was a joy and blessing to everyone she met.
You will be in our hearts and prayers today and always.
You will be greatly missed by myself Alan and the boys Reed and Grant.
thank you so much for the joy and thoughtfulness you brought in our life.
You always expressed so much happiness and caring where ever you went.
I will most remember your infectious smile and laughter.
God bless you.
Jacklynn Ann McAndrew