Jacqueline Kaye Dickinson Ryals LUBBOCK- Jackie Ryals, 57, of Lubbock, Texas, joined her mother, father, brother and T Jack Axis on October 13, 2012. She was born September 21, 1955, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to parents, the late Jerry and Carolyn Dickinson. Jacqueline moved from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to Everett, Wash. in 1972 where she graduated from Snohomish High School in 1973. She moved to Lubbock, Texas in 1981 where she resided for the remainder of her life. She was an adventurous soul who fished in Alaska & skydived just a few months ago. She is survived by the first love of her life, Steve Ryals; second lifetime love, Les Springer; her kids, in dog suits, Maverick and Onyx (her rottenweitlers); sisters, Teri (Sterling) Gibson of Anacortes, and Geri Bly of Everett, Wash.; nieces and nephews, Sally (Allen) Price, SSG Cris (Jaime) and Dustin McKenzie, Lindsey, David, Jacob and Becky Bly and Krystal Dobbins. There are also numerous other relatives and friends who held a special place in her heart. In Jacqueline's words: I've loved and cared about a huge number of family, friends, BF's, and wonderful, exciting, and memorable people of all walks of life and may I state that it was most certainly a blessing and a pleasure to have met each and every one. Blessed Be. At her request, a celebration of life will take place on October 23, 2012 at 7 p.m. at 4 Bar K located at 302 East 82nd. Food provided. BYOB. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to Hospice.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2012