Jacqueline (Cobbett) Olsen

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Memorial services for Jacqueline (nee Saler) (Cobbett) Olsen, 84, of Willoughby, and formerly of Aurora and Willowick, will be at 12 noon Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Grace Episcopal Church, 36200 Ridge Road, Willoughby.
Mrs. Olsen passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at her home in Willoughby.
She was born October 30, 1930, in Friedens, Pa., her family moved to Northeast Ohio when she was nine years old. She was a 1948 graduate of the former Willoughby Union High School.
She and her late husband, John, were extremely active members of Grace Episcopal Church in Willoughby since 1979. They were avid sailors, members of the Mentor Harbor Yacht Club and took many trips on their sailboat.
Jacqueline was employed most of her life at numerous locations as a secretary including such locations as General Motors in Hudson, Viord Corporation in Euclid, Shaw and Shaw Construction in Aurora and the city of Willowick with the mayor and finance director.
Survivors are her son, Michael J. Cobbett of Willoughby; step-daughters, Jane (Daniel) Tasciotti of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Rebecca Olsen of Wickliffe, Nancy (Steve) O'Bryan of Novelty and Sally (Kenneth) Kinka of Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Andrea, Stephanie, J.D., Daniel, Katie, Jodie, Bethany and Micah; and great-grandchildren, Adrian, Mikayla, Anna, Beau, Dominic and Hannah. She also leaves two siblings, Linda (Robert) Smith of Warren and Larry (Elizabeth) Saler of Olney, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 2006; her parents, Theodore and Gladys (Weyand) Saler; and sisters, Grace Yoho, Bea Spellen and Dot Hayward.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to Grace Episcopal Church, 36200 Ridge Road, Willoughby, OH 44094.
Arrangements entrusted to Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, Willoughby.
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Davis-Babcock Funeral Home
4154 Clark Avenue Willoughby, OH 44094
(440) 942-1122
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Published in www.News-Herald.com on Aug. 3, 2014
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