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Jacquelyn Ann Grow Tichenor Freebairn1932 ~ 2013Jackie was an Angel from the start. Our beloved mother, grandma and great grandma is an inspiration to all she met. She was born towards the beginning of The Great Depression, Sept 19, 1932 in Loup City, Nebraska to her mother, Chrystine Summers, and father, Franklin Grow. During her birth, her family thought she was stillborn and put her in a bucket of water as they worked to save her mother, Chrystine. It was her Uncle Johnny who looked over at the bucket of water and saw bubbles of air coming up to the top and rescued Jackie. We are so glad he did! After a divorce, her family moved to California where Jackie's mother remarried & Jackie and her brothers were adopted by their step-father Robert Tichenor (Bob). At 16 Jackie converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints (LDS). Several years later, she met Mel, the love of her life, at the Carnation Ice Cream Parlor on Wilshire Blvd., LA, CA. They were married in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on Sept. 1, 1954, enjoying 56 years together. Jackie never wavered in her testimony of the Gospel, and enjoyed serving in many callings in The Church.Jackie attended BYU and LDS Business College and was a secretary for the FBI in LA and SLC, and even sang in the Los Angles bureaus FBI choir. She was secretary to one of the agents who got the gangster Dillinger. Jackie thought it was important to be a part of the political process and served as an Election Judge and State and County delegate. Jackie served as a Cub Scout Den Leader, sang with her Trio, and played women's softlball and volleyball, caring for her flower gardens of all types. She loved being a Gleaner, singing, dancing, painting, needlework, genealogy and quilting. She loved being with her many girlfriends, and especially their book club.After marrying Mel, Jackie became a wonderful homemaker. As she puts it, "Raised 6 smart, beautiful children, who brought wonderful grandchildren into my life. I love to be with them all." Jackie was also called "Mom" by many others over the years and was so caring to all that happened to stumble across the threshold of their home. Jackie is survived by her children Scott (& Doris) Freebairn, Kevin (& Lynn) Freebairn, Todd (& Mechelle) Freebairn, Eric (& Nancy) Freebairn, Dana (& Carol) Freebairn and Christie (& Keith) Perry along with 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is also survived by two half sisters, Lindy Berry and Paula Middleton, as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Mel, her parents Bob, Franklin and Chrystine; brothers Gary, Kenneth, and Gene, as well as three grand children.A viewing will be held Friday Feb. 1st, from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Mountain View Memorial Mortuary, 3115 E. Bengal Blvd. (7800 S.), Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121, With funeral services being held Saturday Feb. 2nd at 11am, at the LDS Peruvian Park Ward, 1475 E. 8600 S., Sandy, UT 84093, with visiting between 10am and 10:45am.