Visitation and a vigil service were held Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Summers Funeral Homes, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church.
Jackie was born June 23, 1924, in East Millinocket, Me., to Erwin James O'Mara and Clara Dinah Beaudoin O'Mara. Jackie was of Irish and French Catholic stock. "Her faith was evident in her life-long commitment to her church," her family said. She was a life-long member of the Daughters of Isabella, Little Flower Circle and served as regent for many years. She was an active participant in the Cursillo movement and as a Cursillista served on many teams and secretariats for the International Catholic movement, both in Maine and Idaho.
"She was devoted to the Blessed Virgin," her family said and visited the Shrine of St. Anne De Beaupre in Canada and Medjugorje in Yugoslavia.
She was a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites and the Mother Cabrini Sodality in Mountain Home.
"Her strong faith was the cornerstone of our family," her survivors said. "She passed into eternity as she passed through life, loving others and giving of herself. We can be assured that her love and care of us will continue as her spirit lives on in Christ."
Jackie is survived by: her husband, Edward Joseph Raymond Senior, 83, of Mountain Home and Millinocket; her sister, Ann Marie O'Mara McAvoy of East Millinocket, Me.; her son, Edward Joseph Raymond, Jr., of Hammett; her daughter, Kathleen Mary Raymond Gibbs and her husband, Garth B. Gibbs, of Mountain Home; son Donald Erwin Raymond and his wife, Roseline, of Millinocket, and son Patrick Lawrence Raymond of Mountain Home; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Patrick O'Mara, her sister, Stella Zanca of Flushing, N.Y., and a daughter, Judith Anne Raymond.