|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1943|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 2010|
Jacqueline "Jackie" Lois Boatman of McAlester, OK died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at her home at the age of 66. Jackie was born December 17, 1943 to Wesley Vohs and Inez (Nelson) Vohs, Itasca, Minnesota. She grew up in Redwood Falls, Minnesota and graduated High School with the Class of 1961. She married Loren Lee Hilbert in 1961 and moved to Maine while he was in the U.S. Air Force. After leaving the USAF, they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah for a short period before moving to California. They remained in California until Loren's death in 1970. In November of 1971, Jackie married Richard Boatman. In 1985, they relocated from California to Oklahoma for retirement. She is survived by her mother, Inez Fredrickson of Copperas Cove, TX; ex-husband and beloved companion, Richard Boatman of McAlester, OK; sons, Bryan Hilbert and wife Jenna of Superior, CO, Darren Hilbert and wife Vonda of McAlester, OK, and Eric Boatman and wife Mandy of McAlester, OK; daughter, Tanya Hilbert and Vinny Villard of Durant, OK; brother, Bobby Murray of Copperas Cove, TX; sisters, Janette Brown and husband Fred of Darwin, MN; and Claudette Morales of Dell, TX; fifteen grandchildren: Mandy, April, Brandon, Dallas, Chelsea, Adam, Alex, Aaron, Jessica, Megan, Casey, Cody and Brittany; five great grandchildren, Brittany, Shane, Brooklyn, Ryley and Keegan (on the way); and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
All those left behind have fond memories of her. Bryan recalls that their many conversations revolved around God, the Bible and faith. Next to this, what was most important to her was her family and being a good mom. Darren remembers that over their morning coffee times that she taught him a lot about forgiveness as she was the most forgiving person he knew. And the time that she spent in Idaho with him and his family was the most meaningful time for all of them. Tanya's fondest memories are of her and mom sitting on the porch snapping green beans and cracking walnuts. What meant most to her was that mom took her kids and treated them like they were her own. Eric remembers that mom loved to fish and would take him and his friends anytime. But what touched him most was that when he was at his worst, she always believed in him and stood by him in prayer, never giving up until he turned his life back to God. And finally, Richard feels that until he met Jackie his life was incomplete, even though he had traveled and accomplished many things in his life. For all of us, we remember the big family meals at holidays, the cookies after school, the garden that we planted and she canned from and the baking of goodies. She was a great mom and wife. A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 25, 2010, at the Family Worship Center, McAlester, OK with Reverend Kerry Kirkhart officiating. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Chaney Harkins Funeral Home, McAlester, OK.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Mar 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50178682
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