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Jacqueline "Jacki" Seavers Pedersen, 76

Jacqueline "Jacki" Seavers Pedersen, 76

Jacqueline "Jacki" Seavers Pedersen, 76, of Hendersonville passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Elizabeth House.

She was born in Astoria, N.Y., on April 15, 1937, to the late John James Seavers and Margretta McKelvey Welch. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Melissa Peeples.

She was one of the founding members of the Women Helping Women organization locally. She worked many years with Interfaith Assistance Ministry, and was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her loving husband of 17 years, Francis D. Pedersen; a daughter, Laura Lamb; a son, Steven Goode; a step-daughter, Terri Kassakatis and her husband, Steven; a step-son Richard Pedersen and his wife, Joyce; sister, Virginia Ratazzi and brother, Edward Welch; and six grandchildren, Amanda, Kevin, Timothy, Emily, Noelle, and Lindsey.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014,  at Grace Lutheran Church with a reception following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Interfaith Assistance Ministry, P.O. Box 2562, Hendersonville, NC 28739, or Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Ave. W., Hendersonville, NC 28791.

An online guest book is available at

Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.