Of Chelsea, Age 70, died suddenly Thursday, December 8, 2011. She was born July 20, 1941 in Sherburn, MN, the daughter of Glen & Marvel (Robinson) Montague.
Jackie earned a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, and a Masters in Industrial Relations from Loyola University. She spent most of her working life helping companies and government organizations comply with Title Nine and Civil Rights. She also spent 10 years working as a Realtor in Chelsea. She was a Founding Director and Past President of Preservation Chelsea; and was active member and Board Member of American Association of University Women. For the last 8 years, she spent winters at her home in New Mexico, where she was an active volunteer at the Silver City Museum. She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Ann Arbor, and former member of the First Congregational Church in Chelsea.
On Nov. 27, 1980, she married John L. Frank in Lander, WY, and he survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Jennifer (James) Hendrixson of Schoolcraft; a step-daughter, Jane Frank of Topeka, KS; 5 grandchildren, Austin Carlson, Georgia, Emily, Jonathan, and Alexander Fruendt; 3 sisters, Melissa (Ron) Blevins, Pat (Billy) Nave, LaVonne Korn; and one brother, Dan (Eloise) Montague. She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen Montague & Marvel Jones.
A family service will take place at a later date. Jackie’s ashes will be buried in Norway, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be made to American Association of University Women, 1111 Sixteenth St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 or Preservation Chelsea, PO Box 63, Chelsea, MI 48118. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel.