Jackie Marolf went to meet her Savior on February 26, 2023, and then what a joyful reunion with Harry, and her son Pat, her parents, three sisters, two brothers and a host of other family members and dear friends.
She was born September 23, 1924, on a ranch outside of Maxwell, New Mexico.
After graduating 8th grade from Red River School, a one room country school, she moved with her family to Maxwell, New Mexico.
After graduation High School there, she moved to Denver, Colorado where she was employed with the Government for the duration of World War II.
She furthered her education by going to night school at Opportunity School.
Jackie met Harry Marolf (resident of upstate New York, who was stationed with the Army at Rocky Mountain Arsenal) when he came to visit the people where she was boarding. When Harry got his “shipping orders” in November they decided to marry right away November 20, 1943, not knowing what his future in the Army would hold. When Harry was discharged they settled in Denver, Colorado.
He worked several years as District Supervisory for Furr Foods, covering three states. After moving to Olathe, they built and owned 3R Grocery and Campground.
Jackie and Harry were typical of their generation having endured the War and Great Depression. Their lives were built on serving their church, working hard, caring for others and striving to be a blessing to others. Jackie and Harry always longed for a large family but were thankful that the Lord gave them a son in 1948. Pat and wife Karen, two grandchildren live in Alpine, Wyoming.
Mrs. Marolf loved children and taught many years in Sunday School and Vacation Bible Study. She saw many of “her” kids grow up to serve the Lord in many ways. One married a minister.
Jackie loved to cook, sew etc. She also loved the outdoors, enjoyed gardening and flowers.
Miss Jackie is survived by her daughter-in-law (Karen) Marolf; two grandchildren, Russell Marolf, and Amy Marolf; two sisters-in-law, Veda Marolf and Viola Marolf and a host of nieces and nephews in upstate New York and in New Mexico. She is also survived by her beloved church family and many friends and neighbors. Floyd and Carol Miller and Ed Swopes were part of her extended family.
Mrs. Marolf was preceded in death by her husband, Harry of 63 years; her son, Pat; her parents Abe and Helen Jackson, two brothers and three sisters, also two baby boys.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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