Jacqueline Catherine (Burns) “Jacquie” Quint, 84, of Cape Falcon, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at home, with family and friends at her side.

She was born Feb. 2, 1928, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill.

At age 17, she moved to Spokane, Wash., to finish high school. She attended Washington State University and graduated from Marylhurst College in 1951.

In 1952, she married Thomas Frank “Tom” Burns in Condon. He preceded her in death in September 1969. The couple had five children and participated in several business endeavors, including Burns Insurance in Condon, G & M Grocery in Milwaukie, Burns Grocery in Portland and Scarborough Insurance in Woodburn.  

In 1975, she married Walter Southard Quint. He preceded her in death in 2004. In 1983, the couple moved to Falcon Cove.

In addition to being in business with her first husband, Mrs. Quint was also a teacher, beginning her career in 1951. She taught in Oak Grove at a one-room school house and later at Washington Elementary, Nellie Murr Elementary and St. Luke’s Catholic school, all in Woodburn.

She was active in the Palette Puddlers artist group and was a member of the Oregon Watercolor Society. She was also an author, and was interested in botany and the outside world.  

Family members said she loved to travel.

She is survived by five children, Tom Clancey-Burns of Corvallis, Michael Burns of Tillamook, Michelle Chambliss of Hillsboro, Heidi Lent of Seaside and Patrick Burns of Castle Rock, Wash.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at St. Peter The Fisherman Catholic Church in Arch Cape.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers or contributions, Mrs. Quint requested that people take a day off and spend it with a loved one.  

Penttila’s Chapel by The Sea in Long Beach, Wash., is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.penttilaschapel.com

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