On the morning of June 15, 2019, Jacklyn “Jackie” Washington passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family.
Jackie was born August 31, 1932 in Ekalaka, MT to Glenn “Jack” Talkington and Doris Irene Hubbard. The middle child and only daughter; she had an older brother Fallace and younger brother Larry. As a young girl she attended country school through the eighth grade; then boarded out with the Dean family to start high school in Ekalaka. She later graduated from Lodge Grass in 1950. Never afraid of hard work she successfully managed the Cashway Café and later owned the Big Sky Bar with J.O. for twenty-six years. When not working she enjoyed life to the fullest. For many years the summers would include; camping, boating and fishing. Often times taking family members along, a fun time was had by all. Jackie loved to fish whether it was with family or friends.
She was a huge sports fan. Following the Broadus “Hawks” for many years; even before the grandchildren played. She also enjoyed watching professional sports, everything from baseball to basketball. She had a competitive spirit when it came to supporting her favorite teams in the Super Bowl, World Series and NBA finals. For many years she and J.O. made the annual journey to Las Vegas for NFR, this was the high light of the year traveling with other Broadus couples to enjoy a fun time. While Jackie loved sports on the home front, she spent many hours in the yard taking care of her flowers; often working late in the yard after putting in a nine-hour day at the Big Sky. She always referred to her gardening as “therapy”. Her flowers were a major source of pleasure for her, and the hard work showed as her yard was often one of the prettiest in town.
Preceded in death by her parents Jack and Doris, brothers; Fallace and Larry, husband J.O. and sons; Mitch and Richard. She is survived by her children, Loren, LaDonna and Clint. Multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren whom all love their “GG”; along with many nieces and nephews.
Her friendly personality and quick wit touched many in the twenty-six years she and J.O. had the Big Sky Bar. She was a light in the community and will be missed by many.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Broadus. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Valley View Cemetery in Broadus. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.