Doreen Ricci shares memories of her late father, Jake Boersema, who worked 48 years for Sears in Everett, many of these years at the Everett Mall store. Among his memorabilia is an engraved clock, a trophy awarded in 1977 for Boersema having the No.1 Sears hardware department in the nation. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Doreen Ricci shares memories of her late father, Jake Boersema, who worked 48 years for Sears in Everett, many of these years at the Everett Mall store. Among his memorabilia is an engraved clock, a trophy awarded in 1977 for Boersema having the No.1 Sears hardware department in the nation. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

As Sears closure looms, daughter of star salesman looks back

A “retail baby,” she’s still in the business as the store where her dad spent decades nears its final days.

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