Jacqueline Lee Arquette was born at Beyer Memorial Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan on May 2, 1949. She was one of two children born from the union of the late Russell LaVerne Arquette and the late Phyllis Dolores (DeFer) Arquette. Jacqueline grew up in Romulus where she would graduate from Romulus High School with the Class of 1967.
Jackie as she was lovingly called would be blessed with the birth of two children with her marriage to Mr. Bitner.
In 1999, she married Steven Robert Clagg and the couple would make their home in Dundee, Michigan. Jackie would be a homemaker and humbly cared for the needs of her husband and home. Jackie enjoyed spending time in her yard tending to her garden and maintaining her beautiful hostas.
Jackie had a passion for all animals and was extremely fond of the mission of the Monroe County Humane Society. She and Steven once donated a pallet of food to the shelter by wheeling a pallet from Pet Supplies Plus across the parking lot, dodging Telegraph Road traffic and then to the doors of the animal refuge.
Jacqueline Lee Clagg, age 72, of Dundee passed away on Friday; June 18, 2021 at St. Joseph Mercy Medical Center in Superior Township. She had been in declining health since September of 2020. Her passing was preceded by her parents.
To cherish her memory she leaves her beloved husband: Steven Robert Clagg of Dundee; two children: Gerald and Shelly Bitner; and two grandchildren: Christopher and Erin Bitner.
No public services have been scheduled and a private tribute is being planned in the near future. Merkle Funeral Service, Dundee; 297 Tecumseh Street, Dundee, Michigan 48131 (734) 529-3156 has been entrusted with her care.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Monroe County Humane Society. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.