Jacqueline Ann Forte
August 5, 2014
Jacqueline Ann (McMahon) Forte left us peacefully on July 24, 2014, in Olympia, at the age of 76.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ronald; her daughter Virginia Forte, son Lee (Victoria) Forte, daughter Rhonda Forte, son Michael (Colleen) Forte, son Paul (Suzanne) Forte and son Joseph (Stacy) Forte; and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jacqueline was born on Oct. 14, 1937, in Clinton, Iowa, to Marcella and Albert McMahon, who passed away in 1984 and 1987, respectively. She moved to Seattle at the age of 11, and attended St. George Grade School and Holy Angels Academy. Jacqueline married her husband Ronald on Feb. 17, 1962. Together, they operated the family equipment rental business for more than 38 years with their children.
Jacque-line resided in Samm-amish, where she loved to work in her garden, which flourished by her green thumb. She cherished spending her summers at the family cabin on Mason Lake, and winters in the warmth of Peoria, Arizona. In these and in all places, Jacqueline gathered the family together for any and all occasions.
She loved cooking for her large family, always making something special for each family member, and cooking more than enough leftovers for all to bring home. When not cooking for her family or tending to her flowers, Jacqueline loved to travel. She especially loved traveling to the beaches of Maui and Tahiti, and listening to the ocean waves.
Jacqueline was a very special person to her family and friends, always wanting to have as much family as possible around her at all times. She always found time for everyone, and saw the best in each person in her life. Many attest to the amazing woman that she was.
A celebration of Jacqueline’s life was July 30 at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church. A reception was held following the service. Interment was at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue. Donations may be made to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, or Catholic Community Services.
Please view her guestbook at www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com.