Laurie Jayne Bakke, beloved mother, sister and daughter, passed away on Oct. 16, 2017, at Skagit Valley Hospital at the age of 56.
Laurie Jayne Bakke, the youngest of four children, was born on Aug. 7, 1961. Jayne grew up in Oak Harbor and graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1979.
She attended Skagit Valley College before moving to Ellensburg to purse a bachelor of science degree in nutritional sciences at Central Washington University.
From the time she was a young child, Jayne loved singing in church, school choirs and jazz ensembles. Her passion for music brought her immense joy throughout her life. Jayne loved people and had a heart for special needs children.
She had many happy moments and rewarding experiences from her times volunteering for the Special Olympics.
Though her road was long and difficult, Jayne demonstrated unwavering optimism, strength of character and an unyielding determination to live during her long battle with multiple sclerosis, always faithful and thankful to God for the blessings in her life.
Her happy smile will be remembered by the many friends and relatives that knew and loved her.
Jayne is survived by her devoted son Jacob A. Palmer, who was the light of her life, her father Oscar J. Bakke, her brother John D. Bakke, two sisters Janice E. Smith and Cathy L. Wagoner, four nieces and five nephews. Although she will be deeply missed, she is now at peace with her Heavenly Father where she has been made anew.
Jayne was a shining star in an unfair and imperfect world. She will forever live on in the hearts and lives of all she touched.
A celebration of life service will be held for family and friends at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church.