Jackie died on January 14, 2013. She was born on April 17, 1929 in Holyoke, Massachusetts to parents, Thomas M. Tierney and Lillian Brown Tierney. She is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth and her two children, Thomas E. Engel (Geraldine) and Penelope E. Wright (Gerald). Jackie was a graduate of Holyoke High School and the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse in both Massachusetts and later in California where she became specialized in alcohol and drug rehabilitation. Jackie was a wonderful mother, a great cook and a wonderful community citizen. She was a president of the South Hadley Young Women's Club, Girl Scout Leader, Secretary of the Seal Beach Women's Club and long time member of the Board of Island Village Home Owners Association. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.