Jacqueline Kay Hubbard
Jacqueline Kay Hubbard, 51, passed away Saturday at her Summerfield, Fla., home surrounded by her family.
Born to Jim and Judy Fielder, Oct. 11, 1961, Jackie was raised by her father and grandparents Ruth and Wallace Whiting in Tecumseh, Mich., after the loss of her mother at age five. She met her soul mate, Tom Hubbard, at Onsted High School, where they graduated in 1979. They married in 1980 at St. Joseph Shrine and made their home in Summerfield in 1981. Tom and Jackie ran several businesses together throughout their marriage: Honey Packaging, Hubbard’s Driving Range, and TJ Hubbard Co. The family now makes and delivers ice as Paradise Ice, Inc.
Mother to five, Jackie was “Mom” to countless. With open arms and warm heart, she welcomed everyone from all walks of life in her home. She is survived by her husband Tom, children Kay Rice (Bill), Kim Gemkow (Thomas), Rob, Mike and Abbie; her grandchildren Jacob and Evan Gemkow; her sisters Jody Fielder, Jennifer Mapes, Jill Kull, Tammie King, and uncle Bill Whiting (Susan).
Of all her jobs, Jackie loved motherhood most. She attended every single class award ceremony, tee ball, softball, baseball, volleyball, soccer game and swim meet. She was active in the PTO when the children were in elementary school and band boosters when they entered high school, serving as treasurer of both organizations. When she wasn’t chaperoning field trips and band performances, she was seen smiling in the crowd.
The community benefited from Jackie’s talents, strength, and boundless energy. She was a member of Belleview Jaycees and the Belleview Chamber of Commerce, where the Christmas parade was her pet project. She recently served as the First Lady of the Ocala Shrine Club. Jackie never left a project without lending a helping hand.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at The Barn at 13837 SE 80 Ave., Summerfield, where Jackie enjoyed many of her days.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged for Ocala Shrine Club and Hospice of Marion County.