Born June 4, 1928, in Providence, Rhode Island to Gladys Whitehead and Nelson Matteus Paulhus, Jacqueline Mae Traynor died at home in Vaughn Feb. 14.
She married Owen James Traynor, Jr. Apr. 17, 1948, in Tacoma, and enjoyed 56 wonderful years together before his death in 2004.
Jacqueline retired from the Internal Revenue Service as a senior tax examiner. Her retirement was filled with family, travel and charitable work, and she remained an active member in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ogden, Utah. Her travels with family took her across the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and the Middle East, including the Holy Land.
Her extensive training in catechism and church doctrine led her to teach children for many years. She received recognition for her selfless dedication to further the mission of the Pilgrim Church by bringing the message of Christ into the lives of others. Jacqueline was named Woman of the Year by the Diocese of Salt Lake City for her outstanding contributions and service. While in Ogden, she was instrumental in the collection of winter coats for the poor for St. Anne’s Rescue Mission, volunteered with special needs children, and was one of the benefactors in the building of a new education center at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Her hobbies included painting and crafting.
Jacqueline is survived by her children, Sharon and Marc Nicholson of Modesto, California; James and Mary Ann Traynor of Lacey; Meg Traynor of Vaughn; and Jan and Steve Turley of Ogden; seven grandchildren including Jennifer, James, Scott, April, Sharma, Marisa, and Jeffrey; and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her stepmother Marion Paulhus, her brother, Robert Paulhus, and stepsister Mary Valinski.