Jacqueline “Jacki” Harris, 54, of Baker City, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, August 14, 2021. A private family memorial will be held.
Jacqueline Rachelle Hanley was born in Portland, OR August 22, 1966. She lived in Rainier, OR until she was 5 years old. She then moved to Richland where she attended Richland Elementary. Her family moved to Halfway where she was educated at both the middle and high school. She dropped out of school to attend JobCorp and graduated from Tongue Point in 1984.
After graduation Jacki met James Young Jr. and had a son Tim. 3 years later in 1990 she married Ernie Harris and together had children Rachel and Albert. They later divorced. Jacki found love once more when she met Dan Lockett. During their relationship they added children Dawn and Amanda to the family.
Jacki loved the color pink, daisies, and her special Pitbull Daisy.
She liked the outdoors, fishing, old cars and amusement parks. A fond memory she often spoke of happened when she was in the 5th grade. She went on a trip with her grandparents to Disney world. Following that adventure they headed North to see other major sites. This experience planted a love of travel that she carried throughout her life.
Jacki’s proudest accomplishment and job was being a mom. She cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren. A phrase she repeated often was, “If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything”.
Jacki was preceded in death by her father Edwin Hanley; step-father Alton “Tom” Dennis; step-brother Andy Dennis.
She is survived by her mother Carol Dennis; Sons Timothy (Autumn) Hanley, Albert (Ginny) Harris; daughters Rachel Knight, Amanda (Jason) Riley, and Dawn Lockett; step-brothers Tom, Aron, and Amos Dennis; 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Jacki the family suggests either Best Friends (animal rescue) or contributions to defray funeral expenses through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com