Visitation and viewing for Jackie Marie Golden will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022, at Chelsea Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Jackie Marie Pankey was born on January 5, 1926 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Kyle Jack Pankey and Edith Marie (Chapman) Pankey. she attended Pershing School and graduated from Central High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1943.
Jackie loved music, drama, and theater. She had her own radio show every Saturday morning to entertain children.
In October of 1943, she married Keith Golden, who was active duty Army Air Corp. They soon were separated by World War II. Jackie worked for the Texas Oil Company until Keith returned from the war.
In 1958, Jackie and Keith, along with their children, Gloria and Greg, moved to an 80 acre farm in Claremore, Oklahoma, to start their lives raising Brangus cattle. Jackie loved being a farmer's wife, once even roping a runaway calf in a dress, apron, and high heels. She got so upset because both heels broke off.
Jackie was an amazing housewife, homemaker, mother, and grandmother. Taking care of everyone was her big joy. She had a love of life that was contagious to all who met her.
Jackie was a lifelong member of the Claremore United Methodist Church, teaching first grade Sunday School for over 20 years. In 1998, Jackie and her husband moved to Chelsea to be near their daughter.
Jackie is preceded in death by her parents, husband Keith, and great-grandson Tyler Jochmans.
She is survived by her brother Steve Pankey and wife Jeanie of Mounds, OK, daughter Gloria and husband Claude Jochmans of Chelsea, son Greg Golden of Arizona, nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great-grandchildren.