Jacqueline (Jackie) Kay Bauer, 70, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 3, 2017, at Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle. Services are pending in Seattle. Cremation has taken place, and as she wished, her ashes will be spread over Ocean Shores, Wash. Please sign the online guest book for Jackie at www.cadycremationservices.com
Jackie was born Oct. 7, 1947, in Bismarck, to Wilbur and Lillie (Johnson) Bauer. She attended Pioneer Elementary School in Bismarck. She was the cute little blond in a page boy and bangs who loved to square dance. She also attended Hughes Jr. High and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1965. Jackie completed a two year course at Dakota Business School in Fargo, and worked briefly in Bismarck before venturing to Seattle. Upon arriving and getting her first view of the moving ocean waters, she had an upchuck experience; but, she loved Seattle and the ocean and frequently entertained her lifelong friends and family from Bismarck to the sights of the Great Northwest.
Jackie was a skilled account manager. She met many interesting and devoted clients working for the Seattle Musicians Union; and, most recently for Diers and Diers, a private accounting firm. Doing her best and developing good relationships with her clients was her motto. Her boss was special and after he passed away Jackie retired. One of her passions was needlepoint, which she did to perfection, never missing a stitch. She hunted antiques and seashells and acquired collections of both during her travels. Jackie was a kind and caring person who worked tirelessly with her sorority sisters of the Lambda Delta Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority doing charity work in the Seattle area.
Her parents passed away in 2000 and she is currently survived by her sister, Carmen; nephew, Scott Woodmansee and his family; Aunt Gladys and Aunt Adelaide; several first cousins; and many good friends, including two exceptional and special friends, Judy and Janice, who helped her through the last couple years of her life. (Cady Cremation Services and Funeral Home, Kent, Wash.)