Jackson, Mary Alice Fenwick
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age 92 of Chandler, Arizona passed away peacefully on June 13, 2013. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Robert Charles Jackson, and her son Robert J Jackson. She is survived by her son Charles Jackson and wife Joanne of Erie P A, her daughter Christine Frazon and husband Jim of Chandler, son Scott Jackson and wife Elaine of Wilmington Delaware and daughter-in-law Anne Dreier Jackson of Phoenix. She was the grandmother of Walter, Matthew, Charles and wife Shauna, Kyle and wife Crystal, Tara, Britta, Aaron, Meredith and husband Spencer, Becca, and Brendon and greatgrandmother of Finn. Mary Alice was born on April 28, 1921 in Ilion, New York to Charles Henry Fenwick and Alice Frances Powers. Mary Alice met her husband on a blind date and they were wedded within a year. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Education from Albany State Teacher College (now SUNY at Albany) in August 1945 - her last class was the day the war ended. She taught business education at Pawling Public High School (New York), Watertown High School (New York), Norwood Central School (New York), Mokena Middle School and St. Mary Catholic Elementary School (Mokena Illinois). She receivied her Masters degree in Education from Fredonia State (SUNY at Fredonia) in 1970. She taught at Business Department at Dunkirk High School for 13 years, retiring in 1984. Mary Alice and her husband Bob moved to Sun Lakes shortly after they retired in 1984. Mary Alice and Bob were founding members of St. Stevens Parish in Sun Lakes. She was active in St. Steven's parish for many years including being among the original founders of the Legion of Mary. Mary Alice also volunteered for many community activities including Meals on Wheels. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Steven's Catholic Church, 24827 S. Dobson Rd., Sun Lakes at 10 am on Monday, June 17, with a celebration of her life immediately following the Mass at Sandy Place Proshop Lounge at Sun Lakes Country Club Phase #1. Friends may call from 9:00 am to 10:00 am prior to the funeral mass. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Catholic Charities or The St. Vincent DePaul Society c/o St. Steven's Parish, 24827 S. Dobson Rd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
Published in The Arizona Republic on June 16, 2013