Jack Tucker ’68 remembering his time at St. Francis in the Marist front office.
Jack Tucker ’68
Marist’s Legacy Society has a new member: Jack Tucker ’68. A St. Francis graduate, Jack is one of six children, all of whom were given a Catholic education.
Jack’s parents volunteered “a lot” during the 20+ years that spanned their children’s enrollment.
“My dad was a cabinet maker and it was hard to put six kids through Catholic school, but he did it,” said Jack. “My mom proofread thesis papers for the University of Oregon. It was something she could do from home and still take care of us kids.”
Jack’s planned gift is both paying back — a gift of gratitude for his education made possible by his parents’ sacrifices — and paying it forward to help support future students.
His parents’ commitment to Catholic education inspired Jack to make a bequest but he has an extremely practical reason as well. “I can’t rent a U-Haul and take it with me,” said Jack. “What the heck, I might as well give it to Marist.”
And Marist is thankful.
— From Marist Magazine, Volume 11 ,No. 2, Winter 2020.