Albert “Al” R. Jacques, of Tillamook, Oregon, passed away, Monday, May 20, 2019. A service will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 2411 5th Street, Tillamook, OR on June 14, 2019, 10:30 am Rosary, 11:00 am Memorial Mass, followed by a luncheon in the parish hall. Final interment will be held August 2, 2019, t 2:30 pm at Willamette National Cemetery.
Born on October 23, 1938 in Lewiston, Maine to Albert and Anna (Gagne) Jacques, he joined the United States Air Force after graduation from high school in 1955 and served 20 years as a flight engineer and electrical instructor mainly on C-141 and C-5 aircrafts before retiring on January 1, 1976. His second career was as a District Executive with the Boy Scouts of America. Al’s love of both the military and scouting was evident to everyone, he was so proud of his sons and grandsons service in the military and scouting. After moving to Tillamook in 2006, Al became a Cub Scout & Boy Scout Leader of Pack/Troop 582 with grandson Deacon Fladstol. Al loved working with young men and his 70 years in scouting culminated when the 6 young men in Troop 582 became Eagle Scouts in April of 2016.
Albert is survived by his children: Ray [Robin], Jay [Sylvia] and Gerald [Angela] Jacques, Denise [Neel] Thompson, Teri [Steve] Fladstol and Mary [Jeff] Williams. Grand & Great Grandchildren: Natalie [Dave] Miller, Nolan & Lilly; Freddie [Julie] Jacques, Mike & Katie; Christopher Jacques, Ava & Emma; Alexander, Jean & Sierra Jacques, Lindsay Pickens & LeeAnn Speck; Anna [CJ] Firkins, Conner & Julian; Keri [Andrew] Williams; Elliana & Deacon Fladstol; Franklin [Chelsie] Williams, Ashlyn, Everly & Jefferson; Jennifer [Albert] Ybarra, Abigail & Jacob. Brother: Norman Jacques Nieces: Patricia Bonnet and Gerri Bosse.
Community and service was important to Al who served in various positions in Toastmasters, Rotary, the BPOE (Elk’s), Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars over the years. After moving to Tillamook in 2006, Al served as a docent at both Tillamook Air Museum and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, sharing his love of aircraft and history.
Albert was proceeded in death by his wife of 54 years, Faye, his parents and his sister Rolande [Bosse] Jacques. Donations in Al’s memory can be made to the Northwest Battle Buddies program, (www.northwestbattlebuddies.org) Wounded Warriors Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.