Jacqueline Rose Tubbs

04/25/1927 — 05/15/2022

From Richland, WA | Born in Spokane, WA

Jacqueline Rose Tubbs

Jackie Tubbs, age 95, died peacefully on Sunday, May 15th, in her longtime Richland home. Our Mom (also known as Jackie, Grandma, Aunt Jackie, and Aunt Rosie) was born Jacqueline Rose Atkinson, in 1927, to Marie and Lloyd Atkinson. She was raised in Spokane where she graduated from Rogers High School and worked for Consolidated Freightways. In 1950, Mom married our dad, Archie Tubbs, Jr. They moved to Richland during the Cold War boom years to raise their children: Nancy, Gary, Debi, and David. With us all in school, Mom returned to the work world as a bookkeeper, first at Sears and later for the new Hanford K-12 School. She believed her calling in life was as a devoted wife and mother. Dad passed away in 1991 and our beloved, Debi, died in 1995. We can testify our mother fulfilled her life’s purpose without question. She taught us to have faith, respect, and resilience. Most importantly, Mom taught us the meaning of unconditional love.

Jackie Tubbs is survived by daughter, Nancy McKever of Richland, son and daughter-in-law, David and Sai (Thongsay Phongsa) Tubbs of Kennewick, and son and son-in-law, Gary Tubbs and Agus Riyadi of Bali. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The family will host a Celebration of Life open house at the ole Butternut dwelling on Saturday, June 18, 2-5pm. We would love to see you!

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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Anonymous
    May 22, 2022
  • Tubbs family;
    So sorry to see your mom has recently passed away. She was like a 2nd mom to me while Debi & I were growing up. Lots of great memories at your home, especially your mom’s chicken & homemade noodles! Hope to see you all on June 18th.
    Nancy Hayward Tarara

    Nancy Tarara
    May 21, 2022
    Kennewick,WA
  • I loved your mom, Mrs. Tubbs. She always told me to call her Jackie. However, our generation was encouraged to call our elders Mr and Mrs. She had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed our visits. She loved receiving my Christmas fudge, and I looked forward to her hand knitted dishcloths. She loved her family to the moon and back. I will miss her smiling face. My condolences to the entire Tubbs family.

    Jeri Sandberg
    May 21, 2022
    West Richland, WA
  • Dave & extended family…my Deepest Sympathy & Condolences on your mother’s passing, may she Rest in Peace 🙏

    Brian Biddle
    May 19, 2022
    Richland