Taps- Schwadron                    


From Max:

Jackie passed 29 August. Got a call from Sylvia Navarro same day, who had been called by Jackie's daughter, as I recall.  Assuming condolences can be sent to the family this way, address in the Assn directory  for Jackie is :
1628 Professional Pkwy, Auburn, AL, 36830  

From: Reg Urschler <thegunfighter@cox.net>
Date: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 7:56 AM
Subject: TAPS. Jackie Schwadron
       Jackie Schwadron passed last week in Georgia. She had been battling Cancer for some time. Howard also passed from Cancer many years ago.        Howard and Jackie Schwadron joined the 55th Air Refueling Squadron  at Forbes AFB in Topeka when the squadron reactivated in 1955 where Howie flew as Navigator on the brand new KC-97-G models the unit received. He continued flying there providing tanker support to 55th SRW RB-47’s deployed around the world.         Howie and Jackie were selected in 1962 to be in the initial cadre of eight crews selected from within Strategic Air Command for the highly classified “Office Boy” Program at Eielson AFB, AK , initiating the first “official” joint Intel collection efforts by SAC and USAFSS, flying three former MATS C-135-A transport airplanes modified in Greeneville, TX to the RC-135D (“Hog Nose” ) configuration. “Project Office Boy” was assigned under the command of the 4157 Strategic Wing, SAC where they remained until @1965. Howie also deployed and stood Alert with the "Wanda Belle" on Shemya collecting on the Soviet Union's long range ballistic missiles. I believe he was assigned to Scott Hardin's crew.           Jackie and Howard were very proud and supportive of their association with the 55th SRW and their participation in Strategic Air Command and the Reconnaissance mission.            They were a happy, upbeat couple and those who knew them were blessed to have been a part of their enthusiastic lives. We lost two good friends and loyal comrades.
Tail Winds and happy Landings.
May they Rest in Peace.

Schwadron, Jacqulyn (Jackie) Smith -

On 29 Aug 2016, the amazingly strong, beautiful, and loving spirit of Jacqulyn (Jackie) Smith Schwadron, age 82, was carried by angels to the Kingdom of Heaven to reside with God, family, and friends for all eternity. She was surrounded by family and visited by dear friends during her last days. The eldest of 3 sisters, Jackie was born at home on 15 Oct 1933 to sharecropper parents in Glennville, GA. From very humble origins, she developed core values that laid an unshakable foundation. Jackie loved God and family, treasured her friends, and led an exemplary life of selfless love and devotion, always placing the needs and desires of others before her own. We should all strive to emulate the high standards that she set and lived by every day of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maj. Howard Schwadron, USAF Ret.; her parents, Coy and Etta (Wilson) Smith; her middle sister, Babs Dowdy; a nephew, Daniel Knight; a son-in-law, David George; a number of aunts/uncles/cousins; and 4 brother-in-laws. She is survived by her daughter, Susan S. Gurney George; her son, Dr. Allan Schwadron, MD (Amy Gibson); her baby sister, Kathryn "Kat" Knight; her grandchildren Isabel Schwadron, Alexia Schwadron, Sam Schwadron, Rachel Pate, Kristin Arak, and Esme Anderson; four great-grandchildren, Ashley, Jordan, Ethan, and Ava; two close aunts, and a number of cousins, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, and grandnephews. The family is greatly appreciative of the care she received at the EAMC Cancer Center in Opelika, AL (Dr. Linda Farmer, Dr. John Cabelka, and their staff), her physician, Dr. John Abrams, and the Hospice Advantage Program (especially her nurse, Dana, and her aid, Ruby). We choose not to mourn the loss of this truly beautiful woman and, instead, will celebrate her life! There will be a small graveside service, beginning at 3:00 PM (EST) on Tuesday, 6 Sep 2016, at the Glen Haven Memorial Park - 2300 Temple Drive, Winter Park, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider charitable donations in her name to: The EAMC Cancer Center Campaign Fund, The American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, or any other charitable organization you deem to be a fitting memorial for her. Please view and sign family guest book at www.baldwinfairchild.com.