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Shirley Jacobs

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Shirley Zillah (Huntington) Jacobs passed away November 26, 2012 in The Dalles, OR.

Shirley was born August 30, 1929 in Eugene, Oregon. She moved to Klickitat, Washington when she was nine months old when her parents bought the general store and renamed it “Huntington’s”. She attended school in Klickitat where she graduated with honors in 1947. She then attended the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington until the passing of her father in 1951. She returned to Klickitat to help her mother run the family store.

She married Leon Southard in 1953. They had three children Remi, Darle and Sharon.

She married Raymond Jacobs in 1982. They continued to run the general store until it sold in 1990. She raised many generations of kids in Huntington’s who came to enjoy her milkshakes and many flavors of “Coke” from the soda fountain. They moved to The Dalles, Oregon where she enjoyed her new career as a housewife. She worked at Antiques and Oddities in Bingen, WA part-time for a couple of years because of her love for antiques and being surrounded by the era she enjoyed so much. She remained in The Dalles, Oregon until her passing.

She was an avid sports fan having season tickets to WSU Cougar Football and Portland Trailblazer games. She also loved the Seattle Mariners. On the weekends, her television always had some kind of game on to enjoy. She loved tending to her roses and working in her garden. She also loved camping, hunting, mushroom hunting, huckleberry picking and most anything outdoors. She loved to sing and would be heard singing along from anything from campfire tunes to the latest hits. Family was the love of her life.

Other highlights of her life were being honored to be asked to be Grand Marshal in her beloved Klickitat Canyon Days Parade and winning a makeover on the television show “Live With Regis and Kathie Lee” to which she was treated like a queen and got a trip to New York, fitted with a new outfit and hair style at a 5th Avenue salon.

She was preceded in death by her parents Remi William Huntington and Zillah (Kirbyson) Huntington; and her step-daughter Donna Ray Landreth.

She is survived by her children Remi Southard of The Dalles, OR; Darle Vogt and her husband Terry of Goldendale, WA; Sharon Southard and her husband Nick Atchley of Klickitat, WA; step-daughter Debra Pitman and her husband Jack of Astoria, OR; her grandchildren Erica Templeton, Manda Frakes, Tyler and Taylor Vogt, Cherish and Haven Southard, Jared and Cody Davidson, Orion and Oriona Atchley; great-grandchildren Candice and Jordan Templeton, Alissa and Dillon Dorado, Caitlin and Conner Frakes and Atticus Vogt to be born next spring.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. at the IOOF Threemile Cemetery, 2565 Threemile Road, The Dalles, OR., with a luncheon following at the Klickitat School multi-purpose room in Klickitat, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations made in her name to: The Ladies Auxiliary, Klickitat, WA 98628; Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 689, The Dalles, OR 97058; or Home At Last Humane Society, 200 River Road, The Dalles, OR 97058.

 

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