Jacque Lynn George Weekes, 65, of Rexburg, Idaho, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 29, 2021, after a lengthy battle with Anemia of Chronic Disease.
She was born to Clarence Clifford George and Norma Evelyn Webster on August 17, 1955, in Coos Bay, Oregon, "where the mountains meet the sea."
After graduating from Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, Jacque attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah graduating in Art. It was at BYU where she met her future husband, Ronald Craig Weekes of Stockton, California.
Throughout their entire married life, they annually celebrated the anniversary of their first date: October 18, 1975. Jacque and Ron were sealed for time and all eternity in the Oakland California LDS Temple on June 23, 1976. During the summer of 1988, Jacque returned to Provo to complete eleven credit hours that were still needed for her Bachelor of Arts degree.
Jacque enjoyed playing tennis, skiing, exploring the Oregon coast, competing as a member of the BYU Bowling team, solving cryptogram puzzles, and driving the muddy mountain roads around Rexburg in the family Ford Escort station wagon and later in a Ford Explorer. Both she and Ron had a mutual love for playing guitars and singing together.
Jacque worked as Human Resources Director for Montgomery Ward department stores in Beckley, West Virginia; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and Pueblo, Colorado. The opportunity then arose to move to Rexburg, Idaho, where she was hired by Ricks College, now Brigham Young University-Idaho, to serve as the Director of Career and Academic Advising.
Anyone who worked with her knew how much she loved and cherished that position, mainly because of one thing: the students. Early during her tenure at the college, she created the College Academic Advising Satellite Centers. These centers are still being used on campus today assisting students as they search for their dream career plus making sure they are on track for graduation.
Her office door was always open for any of her "ten thousand children." Many remember Jacque for "her shining smile." While working at BYU-Idaho, she enjoyed an ongoing game of swapping oxymoron's with then university president Elder David A. Bednar. When health reasons forced her to leave her dream job, it "broke her heart and crushed her Spirit."
A life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jacque held such choice callings as Ward Young Women's President, Ward Primary President, and many others. She also served as the advisor for the Gamma Chapter of the Lambda Delta Sigma Sorority at Ricks College.
Jacque is survived by her husband Ron of almost 45 years; Children: Jared (Janae) Weekes of Mesa, Arizona; Jenessa Weekes (Eddy) Taengkaew of Winchester, California; and Julie Weekes of Jerome, Idaho; Grandchildren: Brighton, Addison, and Emerson Weekes of Mesa, Arizona; and Collin and Asher Taengkaew of Winchester, California. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Nancy Weekes Hill of West Jordan, Utah; and her nephew Brett Smith also of West Jordan, Utah.
Jacque is also survived by her brother Clifford (Sherry) George of Redmond, Oregon; her sister Sandy Reynolds of West Palm Beach, Florida; brother-in-law Steve Pennington of Coquille, Oregon; and sister-in-law Sharon George of Coos Bay, Oregon. Her nieces and nephews include: Rick Duncan of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; Daniel Duncan of West Palm Beach, Florida; Mike (Heather) George of Coos Bay, Oregon; Tammy George (Clint) Stagg of Vernal, Utah; Glen (Joanne) Pennington of Sacramento, California; Donna Snyder, Diane (John) Schroeder, Tracy (Bob) Myrtle, and Scott (Cari) George all of Coos Bay, Oregon.
She is preceded in death by both of her parents; brothers Cliff George Jr. of Coos Bay, Oregon; Richard George of Roseburg, Oregon; Donald George of Coos Bay, Oregon; sister Nancy Pennington of Coquille, Oregon; and brother-in-law Tom Hill of West Jordan, Utah.
Not to be forgotten are two rescue dogs that brought sunshine into her room when Jacque was no longer mobile and could not go out and enjoy the outdoors: Ringo and Meeko.
Visitation will be held at the Flamm Funeral Home, Rexburg, Idaho, on Thursday May 6, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021, at the Cresthaven LDS Chapel, 387 S 4th E, Rexburg with Bishop Brian Downey of the Valley View LDS Ward presiding. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m.
Interment will take place at the Sutton Cemetery in Archer, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers, it is Jacque's wish that donations be made to Change Someone's Life, c/o Beehive Federal Credit Union, 65 S. Center Street, Rexburg, Idaho 83440. Donations will be used for a scholarship in honor of Jacque's father, Clarence Clifford George, a Bandon, Oregon, cranberry bogger. The scholarship will be awarded to deserving Agriculture Science and Technology students at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
In recognizing Jacque's eternal legacy, one long-time neighbor and friend called "sweet Jacque a stalwart elect lady." Jacque taught all of her children how "to love everyone. Never see color, shape, size." May we all follow Jacque's example to all those that we encounter, until it is our time to return home to our loving Heavenly Father.
Condolences may be submitted online via, www.flammfh.com
Published by Rexburg Standard Journal from May 3 to Jun. 1, 2021.