Jacqueline transitioned at her home in Anacortes surrounded by loved ones after many years of health struggles. She is survived by her devoted husband, Dr. Robert W. Juhl, and their children: Cecily C. Hazelrigg (grandchildren Anya G. Hazelrigg and Yaretzi C. Hernandez Hazelrigg, great-granddaughter Opal M. Hazelrigg), Stephany K. Hazelrigg (granddaughter Malayla A. Cunningham), Hans and Becky Juhl (grandchildren Parker, Noah and Wyatt Juhl), Nicholas and Courtney Juhl (granddaughters Charlotte and Madeline Juhl), Courtney and Christopher Farah (granddaughter Laura Farah), and Allison and Billy Darling (granddaughters Leighton and Jane Darling). She also leaves behind her two sisters, Janis Edwards and Nan Wood, and many loving cousins and extended family throughout Texas. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Celia Garcia Wood, and her eldest sister, Virginia Foret.
Jacqueline was born in Tucson, Arizona, traveled the United States and the world as an Air Force child, and raised her children in Oak Harbor, before moving to Anacortes. Jacqueline and her sisters were among the first generation of their family to attend college, starting at Texas A&I and ultimately graduating from Texas Tech University with a degree in clinical nutrition. When her children were older, she returned to school to earn a dental hygeine degree from Shoreline College and then continued on to complete a second bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene at the University of Washington. She earned a double-emphasis Master of Science degree in dental hygiene education and community and rural oral health from Idaho State University and held two short-term fellowships in Dental Education and Care for Persons with Disabilities (DECOD). She held various leadership positions in professional associations and community health advocacy groups and was a co-author and editor of SMART Oral Health: The Medical Management of Caries.
Outside of her family and work, Jacqueline was a highly innovative and intuitive cook with a myriad of creative gifts. She was a dedicated member of any parish she attended throughout her life, serving as cantor, choir member, eucharistic minister, and supporting adult and youth education in the church. Jacqueline was a precision seamstress, a skilled stained glass and fused glass artisan, a painter of walls and canvases, a doodler, a calligrapher, an adept knitter, a singer in the church choir and in the kitchen, and an avid mariner and explorer of the islands of the northern Pacific. In her younger days, she was a college cheerleader and summered as a lifeguard on the Gulf of Mexico. She waterskied, snow skied, scuba dived and camped and was a parent volunteer for innumerable school field trips. Like the generations of Garcia women who came before her, Jacqueline was a passionate, caring and fierce woman.
On Monday February 14, 2022 at her home parish (Immaculate Conception Church in Mount Vernon) there will be a rosary service at 12pm followed by a memorial mass at 1pm. Afterwards, Jacqueline will be laid to rest at Grand View Cemetery in Anacortes during a private graveside ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be directed to the Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic Dental Care Services program. To share memories of Jacqueline with the family, please visit her online obituary and sign the virtual guestbook: www.evanschapel.com/obituary/jacqueline-juhl