Obituary: Jocelyn Hope (Jackson) Pauli

Jocelyn Hope (Jackson) Pauli
November 6, 2022

August 21, 1969 – October 19, 2022

It is with great sorrow that I share with you all that Jocelyn “Jocie” Hope (Jackson) Pauli, 53, passed Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. In her final days, she was surrounded by her loved ones and peacefully left this world in her sleep.

Jocie was born to Gary Jackson and Jennifer Dickerson Aug. 21, 1969 in Eureka, California. After graduating from Eureka High School in 1987, Jocie moved to Santa Rosa, where she studied at Santa Rosa Junior College, and graduated with her associates degree in Radiologic Technology in 1992. Jocie began her career in health care at Palm Drive Hospital in Sebastopol, California.

She later moved to Ashland, Oregon, in her late 20s and became an X-Ray Technician at Ashland Orthopedic Associates. She worked there for more than 20 years and made lifelong friends with the amazing practitioners and clinic staff. When she wasn’t working, Jocie would spend her time camping and waterskiing with many of her friends, family, and dogs.

Jocelyn married Josh Pauli on July 19, 1997. The two would later give birth to a baby girl, Lauren, on April 29, 2000. Jocie loved being a mother. She spent many nights catering Halloween and birthday parties, watching Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth” multiple times a month, and building a 15-foot treehouse in the backyard for Lauren.

Summers were spent camping at Hyatt Lake with Lauren, their dog Daisy and dear friends. When the lakes began to dry up, Jocie would spend her time outdoors gardening. She loved her sungold tomatoes and native plants as part of her deep love and stewardship for the pollinators; which she further illustrated with a honey bee tattoo on the back of her neck.

Jocelyn is survived by her daughter, Lauren Pauli; brother, Gary (Jake) Jackson and his family; parents, Jennifer and Dan Dickerson, Gary and Maria Jackson and their families; former husband, Josh Pauli; friend and companion Bradley Wilson; along with extended family members, and countless friends that she made over the years.

Jocie touched the lives of many wherever she went. She was a source of light, laughter, and love and may her joy carry on in each one of us.

Through these times of grief, I ask that you celebrate Jocie’s life in all the little moments that remind you of her. Perhaps it will be when the sunflowers bloom in August for her birthday or when the bees are busy at work among the daisies. Maybe when you hear a particularly raunchy joke that would have made her laugh. Or when you feel the need to dance wildly and sing unapologetically off-key to her favorite bands like Fishbone or Hootie and the Blowfish. In those moments, please remember the way her dimpled smile would light up a room and her laugh would fill it.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Redwood Acres in Eureka, California. We invite everyone who knew her to attend and share your stories and memories.

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Bert Etling

Bert Etling

Bert Etling is the executive editor of Ashland.news. Email him at betling@ashland.news.
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