Jacqueline Louise McClung (Clumpner) passed away peacefully on October 16.
Born on June 29, 1949 in Bellingham, Washington to Beverly and Jack Clumpner she attended Bellingham High School (class of 1966), Western Washington, and University of Hawaii, obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in 1973. She worked various jobs in Hawaii, California and Bellingham before retiring to Florida in 1997. She moved to Charleston, SC and then to Bluffton, South Carolina. She is survived by her husband of 36 years James McClung; her sister Laurie Clumpner of Bellingham and brother Curtis of Astoria, Oregon.
While the data points of Jacki’s life demonstrate the structure of her life, they do not describe the person she was. The most frequent comment heard upon her passing was that she was a good friend, whether she had known you for years or were a recent acquaintance. No matter what one’s interest was she was also interested, supportive and helpful. Whether it involved a book or beading, cooking or casinos, art or ancestry; friend or family, she was anxious to hear what you had to say and willing to help in any way she could. There were no half hearted attempts. Anything undertaken was with enthusiasm and commitment. As her health worsened, her active participation lessened but her support never wavered. She was still there to offer what she could – a special person to so many.