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Jacquelyn Nation


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Jacquelyn Nation Obituary

Jacquelyn Cox Nation, 59, passed away peacefully Friday, April 4, 2014, at home surrounded by her family.

Jacque was born Aug. 16, 1954, in Blackfoot to Clarence "Bud" and LaRue Cox. She grew up on the family farm in Groveland with siblings CaRene, Kim and Liesa. Jacque loved school; she graduated in the top 10 of her class at Blackfoot High School in 1972. She attended BYU-Provo and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology with an emphasis in teaching in 1976. She enjoyed teaching seventh and eighth grade science at Marsh Valley Junior High for two years.

She then married the love of her life, Howard Scott Nation, in the Idaho Falls Temple on Oct. 14, 1978. They lived in Salt Lake City for nine years. Jacque and family moved back home to Blackfoot in 1987. They lived in Groveland and finally settled in Riverton.

Jacque greatly loved spending time with her family. She was an award-winning lab analyst at the Blackfoot Wastewater Treatment Plant, where she worked for 24 years. She also enjoyed her many LDS Church callings, especially teaching in the Primary and Young Women's.

She is survived by her husband, Howard Nation; children, David (Kristen) Nation of Ridgecrest, Calif., Stephanie (Matt) Johnson of Blackfoot, Jeni (Chris) Tate of Bordeaux, France, and Levi Nation, currently serving with United States Marines; six beloved grandchildren; and siblings, CaRene (Dennis) Heap of Bend, Ore., Kim (Brenda) Cox of Moreland, Idaho, and Liesa (Clark) Fields of Blackfoot.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and LaRue Cox.

In lieu of flowers, Jacque has requested donations to the charity Water for People at www.waterforpeople.org, or a .

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Riverton LDS Church. A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. in Blackfoot. Interment will follow services Saturday in Groveland Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at con dolences@hawkerfuneral home.com.

Published in Post Register on Apr. 8, 2014
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