Marian (Jackie) Allen Bredehoft

Marian (Jackie) Allen Bredehoft, age 76, passed away peacefully at her home in bed on December 30, 2020. She was born to Ardyth and Clyde Allen, January 21, 1944, in San Antonio, Texas.

She married Charles Bredehoft on April 11, 1962, in Kerrville, Texas. The Bredehoft family was stationed at US Coast Guard Base Ketchikan from 1965 to 1969. They returned in 1972, and when Charles had one more stint in the USCG before he retired, Jackie decided to make Ketchikan their home, so along with the two kids, Jackie stayed in Ketchikan, as Charles was last stationed out of state. Mr. Bredehoft returned to his family in Ketchikan in 1979. 

Jackie was a member of the Ketchikan Arts and Craft Guild, Loyal Order of Moose, Rainy Day Quilters, and Phi Theta Kappa Society.  She was an artist working in oil painting and quilts. She enjoyed getting together with fellow quilters in Ketchikan and Craig. She gave quilts she’d made to friends, as well as, friends of friends. 

Jackie worked at Graham Associates, Southeast Island School District, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and then as a Secretary at the State Court House, she retired in 1999 from the State of Alaska.


Mrs. Bredehoft was preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Ardyth Allen of San Antonio, Texas. 


Jackie is survived by husband, Charles J. Bredehoft; daughter, Jaimie Jensen (Pete); and son, Charles Bredehoft (Tina), as well as, three grandchildren; Peter Jensen (Canadice) all of Ketchikan; additionally, David Jensen (Jen) with her two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Makayla Jensen, of Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, Nebraska, and granddaughter Jillion Jensen of Anchorage. Siblings; sister, Gaye Lynn Davis, of Utah; and brothers; Bill Lane, John Lane, and Joseph Haecker, all of Texas. 

Jackie loved her time in their summer home in Hollis where she spent a great deal of time on Prince of Wales Island. Jackie wishes to spend eternity on Princes of Wales Island, so her ashes will be spread on their property in Hollis at a later date.

In place of flowers, donations can be made to Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council.