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“Jacqueline was one of those very special people I felt honored to know. She was always helpful, kind, encouraging and so full of brightness and...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sandy LaBelle - Terrebonne, OR

“Jackie, you left so much pain in my heart when you passed away but i will always remember you in my thoughts and my heart. I can't imagine your...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Blanca Schrader - Springs hills, FL

“Jacquline will always remain with me in my heart everyday.. She is a really special lady. I can only inspire to be half the woman she ever was....Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Shelley Little - Madisonville, TN

“Jacqueline you were such a good friend to George and I and we will miss you deeply. We had o much fun with Dave and you on the airboat and the...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: George and Renee Bennett - FL

“We both will miss you very much. Even though we only met a few years ago you were very much a great friend. We will miss you so much. Had lots of...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Barry and Peggy Ferrill - MI

“RIP Jackie! Condolences to her family and friends. I'm writing on behalf of Blanche Ulher and myself. Met Jackie and her dad Bill through Blanche, my...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Christine Eckerson - Spring Hill, FL

“Had a lot wonderful times with Jacqueline and Dave both here and Alaskawill miss you Rest In Peace.Love John & Gail ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: John Harth - Hernando Beach, FL

“Deepest sympathy to the family. She was a beautiful person. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Joan and Jim Olson - Vermillion, SD

“Jacqueline and David have always been the perfect hosts....always lots of fun, great food and conversation. They opened up their home so many times...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Deb Christensen - Vermillion, SD

“Though our time together was only months, I felt we were friends. Since we both had cancer, we could understand each other well. I will miss her. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Joan Marceau - Brookville, FL

“Jacqueline was the epitome of class. Always in control, always professional. Our community was lucky to have had her leadership. She arrived at the...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: John Ehlenbeck - FL - Friend

“Jacqueline was one of my dearest friends! I loved her dearly and will miss her! I pray for her husband, David, as I know she was the love of his...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Pat Willins - Cleveland, TN

Jacqueline M. Morris
78, of Hernando Beach, FL, passed away May 4, 2017 while under the care of Hospice and family. She was born on May 3, 1939, the daughter of William and Romaine Messenkop of Lancaster, PA., Jacqueline was an honor student of Solanco High School, Quarryville, PA. graduating in 1955, at the age of 16, and thereafter began her career as a Graphic Artist in the design department of Armstrong Cork Company, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 1957 she matriculated at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, as the first woman in the Industrial Design Department. She subsequently was employed as an Industrial Designer at Wallace Silver Company. In 1961 she moved to Anchorage Alaska where she established an art department for the Anchorage Times Newspaper. Jacqueline was an active member of the Alaskan community and a professional leader in Advertising and Public Relations. She was a Creative Director, business owner, entrepreneur, and supporter of the arts. Her advertising and public relations firm, Graphix West Inc. earned numerous awards for it's successful PR campaigns and had a talented staff several of whom went on to become well known artists in their own right. She designed, directed and produced many Alaskan magazines, including Alaska Men an internationally renowned magazine which she co-founded. She was a downhill skier and a pilot. In the late-nineties she moved to Florida and from 2000-2004 she was the Executive Director of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. She promoted civic, commercial and industrial progress in the county she called home. Jacqueline lived in Hernando Beach where she enjoyed boating. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, David Morris of Hernando Beach, FL; two children, Michael Palmier of Port Orange, FL and Caryn Palmier of New York, NY, from her first marriage to Joseph Palmier of Anchorage, AK; two step-children, Kristofer Morris of AZ and Jennifer Livingston of Brooklyn, NY, and three step-grandchildren.

A memorial will be held at 2pm on Monday, May 22nd at Florida National Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell, FL., followed by a memory gathering, 4pm-6pm at Zig Zag Scallop Restaurant, 4417 Calienta St. Hernando Beach, FL.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to: HPH Hospice Foundation, 12107 Majestic Blvd. Hudson, FL 34667-2460