Jacqueline Jo Coburn, a resident of Ashland, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. She was 84. Jackie was born April 26, 1936 in Ashland Kentucky. Jackie was preceded in death by her husband Robert (Bob) L Coburn and her parents Arbie and Lucille Allen. She is survived by her brother Donald Allen (Patty) of Lexington, Kentucky and sister Linda Fennell (Don) of Vero beach, Florida, daughters Debbie Taylor (Gary) and Karen Crawford (Brent) Ashland, Kentucky and her son, Major General (Retired) Chuck Anderson (Tammy) of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her grandchildren include Ashli Taylor (Moshe Castle) of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Stacy Taylor of the United Kingdom, Robert and Sara Anderson of Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado and Ashley Crawford (Bryan Hartlage) of Louisville, Kentucky and Zachary Crawford of Ashland, and several nieces and nephews across the State of Kentucky and Virginia. And of course, her granddog Buddy (Yorkshire Terrier).
Jackie loved her caregivers, the family would like to extend a special thank you to Sheila Bowan, Missy Layne and Melody Myers for the excellent care provided.
Jackie attended Morehead University where she received a Masters and Rank 1 in Education. She taught kindergarten in Catlettsburg, Kentucky and later became the founder and Operations Officer of the Boyd County Early Childhood Learning Center. Additionally, Jackie would teach evening classes at the Ashland Community College. She was the President of the United Way, a Board member at both the Ashland YMCA, the Tree Board for the Ashland Park and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ashland.. She enjoyed being with her husband, Bob Coburn, as they both enjoyed traveling across the United States and Canada. Their all-time favorite place to frequent was Fort Myers, Florida.
Jackie Coburn was known throughout life as a humble, caring, and world-class lady who cherished every moment in being a mother, spouse, and a friend. She was an educator, a Ashland Tomcat cheerleader, Ms. Ashland, and was proud of her hometown and community. Jackie loved children, which was a large part of why she chose to become a teacher. Helping kids discover a passion for learning was her true joy in life.
For all who knew Jackie Coburn, we loved her every day. And now, we will all miss her every day.
Funeral services will be held 3:00pm Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel. Pastor V. Rev. D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS, will officiate.
Visitation will be from 2-3 pm prior to funeral services.
Mask and social distancing will be required.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foundation for Tri State, Ashland Beautification Fund, P.O. Box 2096, Ashland, KY 41105-2096
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