LEICESTER: Wendell Davis "Wendy" Jackman 87, of Main St., died Tuesday Jan. 17 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
He leaves his wife of 66 years, Marion B. (Ballou) Jackman, his son Brian D. Jackman of Stratton, Maine, two granddaughters Jennifer L. Lemoine of Uxbridge and Taylor I. Jackman of E.Brookfield.
Wendy was an inside sales manager at Kadant Web Systems in Auburn, formerly Thermo Electron Web before retiring in 1996.
Born in Worcester, he was the son of William G. and Adelaide L. (Moffatt) Jackman and later graduated from Worcester Boys Trade School and went on to attend Boston Univ. and Worcester Junior College. He was an active orchid grower and a member of the Amherst Orchid Society. Wendy believed in health and fitness and was a member of Sims Health Club and Everybody's Fitness Center. He was a skier and an avid runner entering many relay races and marathons with the Central Mass Striders among other groups. He was a member of Christ the Rock Fellowship Church, formerly First Alliance Church, for 82 years where he was involved in the choir and served as a long time elder.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Jan.22 at 2 p.m. in Christ the Rock Fellowship Church, 1411 Main St., Worcester, MA. 01603. Calling hours at the MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 1131 Main St., Leicester are Friday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be private in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the Rock Fellowship Church.