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In Memoriam: Jacqulin Kirby (Jan. 7, 1942 – Nov. 11, 2022)

Jacqulin Coulter Kirby, 80, of Scio died Nov. 11 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born Jan. 7, 1942, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to Ernest and Mable (Grant) Coulter, the third of three daughters. The family immigrated to the United States in the late 1940s, settling in the Seattle, Wash., area.  

In high school, Jacqulin met James Edward Kirby. They married in 1959, and James enlisted in the U.S. Navy. They had various military assignments around the country and she settled in Oregon after her husband’s death.  

Jacqulin was the owner/innkeeper of the Bird & Hat Inn in downtown Stayton for 27 years. She was a member of the Heritage Foundation for the Brown House, serving as a past president.  

Jacqulin’s hobbies included her love of gardening and a keen interest in historical renovations. 

After retiring, she spent five years on the East Coast before returning to the area she knew as home. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Barbara (Richard) Martens and Ardith (Samuel) Vasconi. 

She is survived by her brothers, Marc (Mellanie) Edmonds of Sisters and Michael “Mick” Edmonds of Mountlake Terrace, Wash.; daughters, Cindy Mastenbroek of Scio and Kelly Goodlove Ford of Dayton Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Caitlin, Coulter, Jillian, Jacqulin and Anna Lee; and five great-grandchildren. She was a second mother/grandmother to Vanessa Riley and family.

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