Jacqueline Clerc

Obituary of Jacqueline Therese Clerc

Jacqueline Therese Clerc was born on February 18, 1931 in Wissembourg, France to Jacques and Marie Muller.  She was the youngest of 7 children.  As a young child during World War II, she suffered many hardships including seeing her family separated at times and forcibly relocated from her home.  These events turned her into the determined and independent woman that she became.  Jacqueline’s sense of adventure would eventually bring her half way around the world.


After a brief romance, in 1959, she set off on a three-week journey on a ship bound for Canada where she married Serge Clerc.  Their life began in Montreal where Serge worked as a Chef and Jacqueline in accounting.  In 1961, a new job opportunity brought them to Washington DC, which eventually led to another move even further from her beloved France, and so, Seattle became her new home.


In 1971, her recently orphaned 15-year-old niece came to live with her in Kenmore.  Her generosity and kindness changed this young lady’s life.


After the death of her husband in 2007, Jacqueline continued to live in Kenmore in her little house overlooking Lake Washington with her constant feline companion Princess.  When her health began to decline, she was invited to move into the loving home of Jacques and Paulette Jarriault, where she remained through her final days.


Jacqueline was loved by many, but she will be missed most by her niece Huguette (Ken), lifelong friends Jacques and Paulette, and her baby Princess.

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