Jackie Godfrey of Salem, 81, passed away May 17 with family by her side.
Jackie was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Nov. 5, 1932 to George and Ruby Fox. Jackie was raised in Indiana and enjoyed the simple life of living on a farm and loved walking through the tall corn fields with her dad. She attended elementary and junior high school in Indiana. The family later moved to California where she graduated from high school in Berkley. She moved to Keizer in 1957.
She enjoyed playing bunko and canasta. She belonged to both groups for more than 40 years and continued to play until her death. She enjoyed cooking for her family and attending her boys’ sports events and was often thought of as a cross between Betty Crocker and Doris Day. She also enjoyed annual family vacations to visit her mother’s farm in California. Later in life she met Lee Greenlee whom she spent the next 25 years with enjoying traveling together, camping, trips to Hawaii and many road trips throughout the Pacific Northwest until Lee’s passing in January 2010.
Jackie is survived by her three sons Mike, Dan and Dave, all of Salem; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at Keizer Funeral Chapel.