Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 3, 2014

Jacqueline G. Mebert

SUTTONS BAY — Jacqueline Geraldine Mebert, 85, of Milton, Fla., formerly of Suttons Bay, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2014, in Pensacola, Fla., with her children at her side.

Jacqueline was born on Feb. 14, 1929, in Northport, the daughter of Louie and Fern (Charter) Jacob. On May 31, 1947, in Northport, she married Robert Roscoe Mebert, who preceded her in death.

Jackie helped her husband run the Bingham Twp. Centennial Farm and had a long history with Suttons Bay Schools. She was a cook and bus driver, and worked with the migrant program. When she became head cook she made cookies from scratch every day for the students. She continued to bake cookies when she retired to Milton, Fla. Everyone loved her cookies and she will forever be remembered as the “Cookie Lady.”

Jackie enjoyed many pastimes, including Bingo, Bunco, Pinkio, golf, painting, fishing, gardening, knitting, sewing, reading, traveling and bowling. She bowled a perfect 300 game when she was 81 years old.

Jackie was also a member of the Methodist Church, Red Hatters and RSVP’ers.

Jackie is survived by her son, Robert W. Mebert; daughters, Marcia (David) Perosino and Terrielyn (Davy) Anys; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Graveside services at Keswick Maple Grove Cemetery have been held.

Please share memories with Jackie’s family at her online obituary at

Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.

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