Jacqua “Jackie” Dunlap of Hermiston passed away on Nov. 16, 2021 at the age of 67.
She was born on Oct. 23, 1954 in Heppner to Lloyd and Wilma Campbell Howton.
Jackie lived in Ione throughout her early childhood, where she attended grade school and started high school. Her family then moved to Hermiston, where she graduated from high school in the class of 1972. After high school Jackie moved to Portland, where she attended the Northwestern College of Business. She returned to Hermiston in the late 1970s, where she had resided since. Jackie worked throughout her career as an administrative assistant for the Union Pacific Railroad. She retired from the railroad in 2014.
Jackie was a member of the Altrusa Club in Hermiston for many years. She received her black belt in taekwondo and enjoyed watching her kids compete in taekwondo for many years. She served as secretary at the Hermiston United Methodist Church for several years. When Jackie was in high school, she enjoyed competing in track and field and held a record in the high jump for many years. In her youth, she also enjoyed waterskiing and had participated in acrobatic water skiing. She loved spending time with her family.
Jackie married Rod Dunlap in Hermiston on May 30, 1987.
She is survived by her daughter, Amber Dunlap; sons, Matthew Dunlap and Corey Scheer; grandchildren, Jillian, Gabriellah, Paisleigh and Bristohl; brother, John Howton; sisters, Janet Brindle, Judy Rea and Joyce Shepherd; and many extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rod on Jan. 25, 2020; her parents; and a brother, Jim Howton.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at the Burns Mortuary Chapel, 685 W. Hermiston Ave.
“Heaven seems a little closer at the beach.”
Family suggests memorial donations in Jackie’s memory be made to Altrusa of Hermiston.
To leave an online condolence for the family, please go to burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.