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Jacqueline Weber

February 12, 2020
Holland, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Jacqueline Peyton Weber, age 81, quietly passed away on Wed, February 12, 2020, surrounded by a group of angels, who were her loving family of caretakers at Boersma Cottage in Holland Michigan for the last 10 years. Jackie was born on April 6, 1938 in Sunbeam, West (by God) Virginia, to Hansford Vernon and Melda Bell (Stafford) Peyton.

Jackie was an beautiful, amazing, talented, independent and strong woman. She was a Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother (Granny Jack), Sister, Aunt and Friend.

Jackie was preceded in death by the love of her life John B. Weber.

Jackie is survived by her 3 children: Kim Hren, Delmar (Renee) Frees & Dawn (Christine) Frees; Grand Children: Justin (Sarah) Hren, Jessica Hren, Joe (Kylie) Hren, Amanda (Andy) Litchard, Nicole (Jake) McDonald, & Carrie Frees, Eric Frees, Jennifer (Andrew) Burgess, Heather (Roy) Ugianskis; Great Grandchildren: Mackenzie, Kimber, Avery, River, Grayson, Logan, Caylen, Jayden, Jade, Leeland,and Xavier.

Jackie is also survived by her brothers: Joseph (Sharon) Peyton and Boyce (Mary) Peyton both of OH. She was preceded in death by her sister Joyce (Dale) Wilson, (OH), her brothers Delmar Peyton, Bill (Wanda) Peyton (CA), John (Donna) Peyton (CA), Franklin (June) Ridao (IN), and Buck (Peggy) Peyton (VA).

She has many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends all who have always had a special place in her heart.

Jackie had many struggles throughout her life and suffered a lot of pain, but never let her disability stop her from raising her 3 kids, who she loved with all her heart, and living life to the fullest. She met and married the love of her life in her later years. They were the true definition of sweethearts to the end.

Jackie enjoyed gardening, singing, sewing, painting, cooking, being in nature and spending time with her family and friends. She loved her windchimes, angels & butterflies and had quite a collection of them in her room at Boersma Cottage.

Jackie was wheelchair bound the last 13 years of her life and due to Post-Polio, Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease she was unable to do a lot of the things she loved to do. Giving up her independence was very hard for her.

She is now free from pain, no more suffering, no more confusion, no more shakes. She is free to walk, run, dance, to hold hands with John, to have rubber-band gun fights with him, to be reunited with her sister, brothers, mom and dad, family and friends who have gone before her... until we meet again, we will hold you in our heart, cherish the memories and know that you are now an Angel in Heaven watching over us all.

When you closed your eyes

and soared to the Heavens,

I could hear the faint flutter

of your wings as you left.

~ Unknown

I Made It Home

I just wanted to let you know that I made it home.

Everything is so pretty, here, so white, so fresh, so new. I wish that you could close your eyes so you could see it too.

Please try not to be sad for me. Try to understand. God is taking care of me… I’m in the shelter of His hands.

Here there is no sadness, and no sorrow, and no pain. Here there is no crying, and I’ll never hurt again.

Here it is so peaceful, when the angels sing. I really have-to go for now… I’ve just got to try my wings.

~ Unknown

Celebration of Life in Michigan

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

1pm – 7pm

Hager Park – Devries Room

8212 28th Ave, Jenison, MI 49428

A Celebration of Life in Ohio will take place in the spring, date, time and location will be determined at a later date.