Jacqueline (Jackie) Carol Tatrow | News, Sports, Jobs
GARDEN – Jacqueline (Jackie) Carol Tatrow, 83, of Garden, Michigan, died unexpectedly on May 26, 2022 at UP Health Systems in Marquette, Michigan, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Escanaba, Michigan on February 16, 1939, the daughter of John Douglas and Irene Agnes (LaBombard) Roach. She attended Escanaba Schools and graduated from Escanaba High School with the class of 1957.
Jackie married the love of her life Duane (Bumpy) Tatrow at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Garden, Michigan on November 23, 1957, and they shared 65 wonderful years together. Jackie was a hard worker, who gave her all in everything she did. She ran a family fish business called Tatrow’s Fish Market in the 1970s and 1980s. She also worked on the US Census and served as an election inspector for Garden Township.
Jackie was an excellent housewife, the fall being a particularly busy time for her. She worked hard in the large family vegetable garden and spent long hours canning alone and with the family. One of his specialties was his tomato juice often containing 500 to 800 pints per season – which they shared with family and friends. Jackie was known far and wide for her excellent cooking and you could often find her cooking (especially fish) for large gatherings. Jackie had a soft heart for animals, having had many cats and dogs throughout her life. She was particularly fond of her family cat Scarlett and leaves behind her beloved dog Clancy – who is Clancy’s number four. She always kept her hummingbird and songbird feeders full and faithfully donated to many animal charities. Jackie had a passion for the history of the Garden Peninsula and its families. She was one of the founding members of the Garden Peninsula Historical Society. She contributed to the publication of the book “Our Legacy” a history of the Garden Peninsula and was one of the principal authors. She was also instrumental in the creation of the Garden Museum. She continued throughout the years to work on family genealogies and her chair was often surrounded by stacks of papers and old photos. Jackie and her husband Bumpy have spent most of their lives in Garden. They were always together and were very involved in the community. Jackie and Bumpy were co-founders of the now known Garden Township Ambulance Corps and Tri-Star EMS. They were also co-founders of the Big Bay of Noc Booster Club and Garden Oldtimers. They planned and worked on the many fundraisers with their friends – primarily their fish fry stand at Escanaba State Fairs and the huge and popular 4th of July celebrations that Garden Oldtimers have held in Garden for several years. . Proceeds went to improving the ball diamond and funded the playing field, concession stand, clubhouse, and many other projects. Jackie and Bumpy loved to socialize and had so many good friends over the years. They were members of the Elks, Moose, Eagles Clubs, IRRU Club and others. While they loved the Garden Peninsula, they enjoyed spending their winters at their Florida home where they had several wonderful friends.
Above all, Jackie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She always had a listening ear, helping hands and a big loving heart for her family. She never played favorites and made a point of always being fair. She never missed a family member’s birthday and loved to give everyone a birthday card, as well as greeting cards. It was her tradition to give grandchildren a Hallmark ornament every Christmas. Jackie has always been pleasant, compassionate, generous and loving. She touched many with her loving ways and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Jackie is survived by her husband, Duane “Bulge” Garden Tatrow, Michigan; sons, Donald (Carmen) Tatrow of Fayette, Mich., Daryl (Lisa) Tatrow of Garden, Mich.; daughters, Michele (Bill) Goldi of Garden, Michigan, Roberta (Joe) Herro of Fayette, Michigan; grandchildren, Garry Tatrow, Jessica Lewis, Ian Goldi, Racheal Goldi, Cassandra Jimenez, Levi Tatrow, Erin Popour, Douglas Barbeau, Joey Herro, Victoria Herro; great-grandchildren, Blake Lewis, Cam’Ron Taylor, Kodey Goldi, Kyra Goldi, Jamie Plettner, Danielle Cain, Hunter Prystajko, Antonio Jimenez, Adriana Jimenez, Andres Jimenez, Bailey Davis, Kallie Popour, Landon Barbeau; great-great-grandchildren, Kinsley Ross, Rylee Carlson, Liam Carlson, Karli Cain.
She is predeceased by her parents John and Irene Roach and her younger brother Arthur Roach.
Memorial contributions in Jackie’s name may be made to the Garden Peninsula Historical Society, the Big Bay de Noc Scholarship Foundation or the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter of Manistique. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at the Garden Christian Fellowship Church and lunch will follow. Fausett Family Funeral Homes of Manistique helps the family make arrangements.
Online condolences can be posted on their website at www.fausettfh.com.