ADAMS, NY — Jackie Haines Jordan, 67, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, with her family by her side and under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County, Watertown.
Calling hours will be noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at the Reed and Benoit Funeral Home, 632 State St., Watertown, with a funeral service to follow with Rev. Leon “Toby” Schilling officiating.
Born Feb. 3, 1953, in Watertown, NY, the daughter of Gene E. and Marjorie L. (Hughes) Haines, she graduated in 1971 from Watertown High School. As a teen, Jackie was employed by the Family Bargain Center and Millbrook Bread Thrift Store.
A marriage to Richard Avery in August 1973 later ended in divorce. They had a daughter Nicole (Avery) Shultz. Jackie later met and married her best friend and the love of her life, Robert Jordan. They were married on Oct. 27, 1979, at the Rose Garden at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas.
While living in Texas Jackie was employed by Kerr Paper and later Medical Center Hospital where she later retired from. Upon her husband’s retirement, Jackie and Robert relocated to Adams, N.Y to be closer to her daughter and her family.
Jackie enjoyed craft projects of any kind, reading mystery novels, redecorating rooms and making jams and jellies for family and friends. She was active with her high school reunions (Watertown High class of 1971) and Robert’s high school (Amarillo High class of 1970). She will be missed by both groups. She was a kind soul who was always willing to go the extra mile for others. She put others first before her and her kindness will never be forgotten.
Jackie is survived by her husband Robert, Adams, NY; a daughter, Nicole (Todd) Shultz, Adams, NY; a sister, Patti Haines, Watertown, NY; a sister, Diane McGinness, Amarillo, Texas; a brother, Thomas (Kelly) Haines, Hanford, California; two granddaughters, Morgan and Abbie Shultz, both of Adams, NY; one grandson Jordan (Paul) Shultz of Liverpool, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Jackie is also survived by her beloved cats Blackie and Silver.
Jackie was predeceased by her parents, Gene E. and Marjorie L. Haines, and a niece, Tricia Crump.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Jackie to Hospice of Jefferson County 1398 Gotham St, Watertown, NY 13601.
Online condolences may be made at ReedBenoit.com