Obituaries

Jacqueline “Jackie” L. Meyer, 64

Jacqueline Meyer was born in Cottonwood, Idaho on November 3, 1954 to Jack and Mary Lou (Toennis) Meyer. She died Friday, September 27, 2019 after a short battle with cancer.

She graduated from Grangeville High School in 1973. After graduating from Kinman College she went onto work for a credit union in Lewiston, Idaho before getting a job at the Bureau of Land Management in Cottonwood. Jackie then transferred to Boise, Idaho in 1987 where she worked until she retired in 2010.

She married Jeff Ripley in 1976 and they later divorced. In 1998, she married Gary Simmons. She lived in Boise, Idaho until his death in 2017 after which she moved back to the family ranch in Grangeville.

Jackie never met a stranger and always had a smile. A joy to be around, a loving daughter, sister, and aunt. Jackie was a cherished friend to everyone she knew. Jackie will be remembered as a wonderful, caring and giving person. She will be greatly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gary and her father Jack.

She is survived by her mother Mary Lou. Brothers; Vern (Karen) Meyer and Pat (Mary) Meyer. Nieces; Nicole, Staci (Mitchell) and Katrina. Nephews; Sean (Mindy), Jake and Boden. Stepdaughter Hilarie (Josh) and grandchildren Ashlyn, Dallin and Collin.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Blackmer Funeral Home in Grangeville. A potluck style luncheon will follow at the Eagles Hall. You may submit condolences online to the family to Blackmerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

In Lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Condolences to the family of Jacqueline “Jackie” L. Meyer, 64

  • Bonnie Greenwood says:

    Jackie was a wonderful person. She dedicated so much of her time to caring and nurturing others. She will be missed!

  • Rev. Cindy Roberts says:

    May all the family and friends find love at this time of grief, in each other, in memories and in faith.

  • Linda Arnzen says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Jackie. I loved her smile and laugh. I will be out of town this weekend so will miss the services. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Christie Uhlenkott Vera says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Jackie. Besides being classmates in high school, she was my roommate at Kinman Business University. We always got along well and had some wonderful times together. She had a great attitude towards life and was a joy to have as a friend. My sympathy to all of her family and friends. She will be missed.

  • Miki Wemhoff says:

    So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jackie at the BLM in Cottonwood in the late 70’s. She kept things interesting.

  • Jill Lamb Marolf says:

    Oh guys. Dad just told me today of Jackie’s passing. I have so many great memories of her! From Hungry Ridge, to Boise and Cottonwood. Such a wonderfully nice lady. I will miss running into her when I am back on the prairie. Hugs to all of you!

  • Tom Rinkes & Connie Breckenridge says:

    Tom and I first met Jackie about 1979 at the BLM office in Cottonwood. She was the administrative assistant, and she ran the office! She looked after everyone, from the nervous volunteers and seasonals on their first jobs, to the managers who were clueless about the Wang computer. We called her the mother hen, because she watched over all of us chicks. Shortly after we left Cottonwood, she moved to Boise. Shortly before she retired Tom and I transferred to the Idaho State Office and we had the pleasure of working with her again. We retired to Clarkston and Jackie moved back to the prairie. We looked forward to spending more time with her, but that is not how things turned out. We are so glad we got to see her in July. We remember her laugh and infectious smile, her positive attitude through all of the tough things she went through, and her dedication to her job and family. We miss her. We send our condolences to her family.

  • Barb Genco Walsh says:

    Thank you for letting me know, Christie. We had so much fun in Welch Hall while we were at Kinman. Jackie was so much a part of that time. So sad that I lost track of all of you~ I can imagine she will be missed.

  • Penny (Groom) Stuivenga says:

    I am so sorry I missed Jackie’s services. My prayers go out to all your family, she will be so missed.

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