Jacqueline R. (nee: Brinkman) Jefferson, 79, passed away as a result of a household accident on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. She was born in Racine on December 8, 1932, the daughter of the late Fred C. and Esther (nee: Martinsen) Brinkman Sr. On September 15, 1956 she was united in marriage to David R. Jefferson.
Mrs. Jefferson had been employed by Racine Hydraulics for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and the Racine Yacht Club, the Harbor Lite Yacht Club, the Racine Zoological Society, and the Racine Hydraulics 15 Plus Club. Mrs. Jefferson enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, dining out and shopping.
Surviving are her nieces, Gayle Rowlands, of Racine, and Cheryl (Rick) Pederson, of Brooksville, FL; great niece, Jennifer Rowlands; sister-in-law, JoAnn Brinkman; longtime close friends, June and Don Spaulding, all of Racine. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Jefferson, in April of 2005, and her brother, Fred “Fritz” Brinkman Jr. in January of 2006.
Her memorial service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, October 13th, at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Roger Black officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. The family has suggested memorials to either St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Racine Zoological Society.