On October 16, 2020, Jacqueline Rose (Mattox) Suko, 83 of Billings, Montana passed away of natural causes and went to be with our Lord.
Jackie was born to Overt “Jack” and Plaude Mattox on October 26, 1937 in Livingston, Montana. Her father was the surveyor for the Corps of Engineers and working on mapping Yellowstone Park and Livingston was the closest hospital available for her birth.
She was raised in Big Horn County and attended many schools in the area. Jacqueline lived on the family ranches on Grey Blanket and Sioux Pass and due to the ranches’ remoteness Jackie attended many schools. She attended Montana State University-Bozeman and earned her degree in Business Administration. While raising her family, she worked various jobs in Hardin. In the early 70’s, Jackie became the administrator of Mountain View Rest Home. In the late 70’s, Jackie was instrumental in the planning and development of the Heritage Acres Nursing Home and served as the first administrator of the facility.
Jackie loved her family life, being raised on a ranch, (minus chickens!) hunting, fishing, camping and most of all, being a grandparent. Her joy was in her family and the many large family gatherings and celebrations. Jackie married Jim Cody in 1954 and the couple had two sons James and Kevin. She later married Al Suko on June 26, 1959 and the couple had three daughters Cynthia, Gaylle and Kimberly.
She is proceeded in death by her parents Overt “Jack” Mattox and Plaude Hamilton Mattox, first husband James Russel Cody, husband Alvin Harold Suko, sister Betty Farrant, son James Cody, daughter Kimberly Correa and son-in-law Dave Duncan.
She is survived by her daughters Cynthia Duncan of Montana and Gaylle (Ken) Kuck of Colorado; her son-in-law Oscar Correa and Kevin (Paula) Cody; 17 grandchildren, many great and great great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many other loved ones.
Jackie’s life will be honored at a private graveside service for her immediate family. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to the Big Horn County Museum 1163 Third Street East Hardin, MT. 59034.