Jacqueline Suko

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Jacqueline Suko

Jacqueline Rose (Mattox) Suko, 83, of Billings, Montana passed away of natural causes and went to be with our Lord On October 16, 2020.

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 where, he worked on mapping Yellowstone Park, and Livingston was the closest hospital available for her birth.

She was raised in Big Horn County. Jacqueline lived on the family ranches on Grey Blanket and Sioux Pass. Due to the ranches’ remoteness, Jackie attended many schools throughout Big Horn County. 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, where she 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 preceded 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 sons-in-law, Oscar Correa and Kevin (Paula) Cody; seventeen grandchildren; many great- and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many other loved ones.

Jackie’s life was honored at a private graveside service for her immediate family on Oct. 21 at the Fairview Cemetery in Hardin, Montana.

A celebration of her life will be held later. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to the Big Horn County Historical Museum, 1163 Third Street East Hardin, Montana 59034.

Bullis Mortuary was entrusted with the arrangements.