Jacqueline D. (Jackie) Russell died peacefully at home in Oak Bluffs on Thursday, June 28, with her son Harvey (Denny) by her side. She was 92.
Jackie was born on March 7, 1920, in Chicago to Col. Franklin A. and Edna Denison. After finishing Roosevelt University with a degree in education, she served her country as a lieutenant in the Army in the capacity of dietician for the ranks. She went on to obtain her master’s in education at Wayne State University. Jackie taught briefly before marrying her husband, the late Harvey C. Russell, in Edgartown in 1958. She took up residence in New York, spending summers in Oak Bluffs.
Jackie worked in the Hackley School library while raising two sons. She was also involved in the Girlfriends, a national women’s organization, and the Boule. She had many interests — traveling abroad, tennis, golf and cooking, just to name a few.
She is survived by daughter Denise Jones of San Antonio; son Harvey (Denny) Russell and his wife, Nicole, of Oak Bluffs; nieces, nephews and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey C. Russell, on Feb. 20, 1998, and her son John V. Russell, on May 24, 2003.
There will be an interment/memorial service in September in Oak Bluffs.