January 1947 - June 2012
Kristin Jacquot of Skagway passed away on June 23, 2012, with her family by her side in Anchorage, Alaska.
She was born January 7, 1947, in Seattle, Washington to Mark and Edith Lee. Her sister, Marcia, was born two years later. Her father was an engineer for White Pass. Her mother had a series of successful business ventures, from the Golden North Hotel to Lee's Chevron.
Kristin and Marcia spent the summers traipsing the trails around Skagway with a troop of girls led by their mother. She met and married Larry Jacquot in 1964. They had two children, Marla and Darryl. Larry worked as a conductor for White Pass and Yukon Route, and Kristin was a great mother and homemaker.
She went to work for the United States Post Office in 1970, where she worked for close to 20 years and where she touched so many people with her kindness and wit. Her last year at the “PO” was 1991. In 1995 Larry and Kristin became restaurateurs when they purchased Dee's Cafe. Kristin was the "Fry Goddess" for the next five years. Dee's was sold in 2000, and Kristin next became a "flagger," partnering with her daughter Marla. In 2008, Larry and Kristin purchased a walnut farm in California. They built a nice little house and planted new walnut trees. Kristin loved to walk in her orchard.
Kristin is survived by her husband, Larry; by her sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and John Berry; daughter and son-in-law, Marla and Darren Belisle; grandsons, Rory, Cory, Colton, and Wyatt; and nieces Dana Goeke and Natalie Knorr.
May 1966 - June 2012
Darryl Jacquot passed away June 11, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska.
He was born May 29, 1966, in Skagway, Alaska to Larry and Kristin Jacquot. Darry, as he was known growing up, liked to say that he was his Grandma Edie’s “Very Best Grandson” (but, he would forget to mention that he was the only boy!).
Darry graduated from the University of Idaho Law Program in 1992. He made his home in Anchorage, where his Skagway family would often come and stay with him. He had four nephews that he loved to impart his wisdom to. He had a great love for games and travel. He had traveled extensively both abroad and here in the United States. He greatly enjoyed playing cribbage with his beloved mother, and he would record "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy" for them to watch together, where they would try to out-answer each other.
Darry worked for the State of Alaska as a hearing officer for Workman’s Compensation for 17 years. He had some very good friends there, but in January of 2009 he decided it was time to do something new, so he went to work for Liberty Mutual. It was a very good move for him, and he was extremely satisfied working for Liberty. In October of 2011, he opened his home to his parents and his sister and her family, so that his mother could have her family with her as she bravely tried to battle stage-four esophageal cancer.
Darry is survived by his father, Larry; by his sister and brother-in-law, Marla and Darren Belisle; nephews, Rory, Cory, Colton, and Wyatt; Aunt and Uncle, Marcia and John Berry; and cousins Dana Goeke and Natalie Knorr.
There will be a Celebration of Life Service for both Kristin and Darryl at 1 p.m. on September 2, 2012 at the Skagway Traditional Council Hall. Donations in the name of Kristin or Darryl may be sent to the American Cancer Society. – Submitted by the family