Jaclyn "Jackie" Hulbert Coffin
1944 - 2021
Jaclyn "Jackie" Hulbert Coffin passed away unexpectedly on September 26, 2021, in Santa Rosa, CA. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Allen, in 2018 and her parents, Jack and Clare Hulbert of San Rafael, CA. She is survived by her sister, Jayne Hulbert of Fairfax, CA and brother-in-law, Gene Duffy.
Jackie was born at the US Naval Hospital Oak Knoll in Oakland, CA on May 6, 1944. Jackie was a third generation Oakland native. Her whaling family ancestors from New Bedford, MA settled in Napa in the mid-1800's. Jackie's family moved to Northern Virginia in 1949. Shortly after the move, Jackie was stricken by poliomyelitis at the age of 5. Jackie was a fighter her entire life and lived gracefully with her polio disabilities and later in her life with post-polio syndrome.
The family returned to Oakland in 1951 where Jackie attended Manzanita elementary school to 6th grade. Jackie continued her physical rehabilitation from polio at the US Naval Hospital in Oakland. Jackie lived a few months in Sacramento, CA before moving with her family to Arlington, VA in 1955. She graduated from Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA in 1961.
Jackie and her husband, Allen Coffin, were together for 50 years. They lived in Maryland, Canoga Park, CA, Wisconsin and in Cary, Illinois where she was elected Village Clerk. Jackie and her husband returned to Windsor, California where Jackie became the successful owner of Pack Ship and More until her retirement in 2015.
The family wishes to thank At Home Nursing for providing the utmost of care and respect for Jackie during the past couple of years.
Jackie was formerly a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor, was a Major Donor and a member of the Legacy Society of The Rotary Foundation. In her memory a gift of remembrance can be made to The Rotary Foundation PolioPlus Fund, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693.
Inurnment will be private at Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, CA.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Oct. 14 to Oct. 17, 2021.