Marlene Frances Jackson, age 80, went to be with her Lord on May 11, 2016 in Blaine, WA with family at her side. She was born on Dec. 15, 1935 in Index, WA to Vernon and Josephine Miller. As a child her family moved to Ferndale where she attended school. Marlene graduated from Bellingham High. In 1955 she married Robert Jackson and they raised 4 children together. Marlene and Robert were entrepreneurs, with Marlene running the books for their various businesses, The Fisherman's Market, The Shrimp Shack, Harbor House Restaurant, and BJ's Harbor House. Marlene's favorite thing to do was spending time with family and friends, whether a brief visit, a large function or gathering, or on vacations together. She also enjoyed spending time in her flower garden. Marlene was preceded in death in 1991 by her daughter Laurie Lee Jackson York. She is survived by her husband, daughter Kerri Newton, sons Robert L. (Kimberly) Jackson & Jeff (Janet) Jackson, brothers Leroy (Audrey) Miller & Dennis Miller, and sister Beverly Miller, 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday May 20, 12:00pm at Moles Farewell Tributes - Greenacres, 5700 Northwest Dr., Ferndale. Following the funeral service, a Celebration of Life will be held at the American Legion Post 7 in Bellingham from 1:00 - 5:00pm. Marlene's family would like to extend and extra special thank you to the staff at Good Samaritan Society - Stafholt in Blaine for the extra, over-the-top care they provided. Please share your memories of Marlene at www.molesfarewelltributes.com
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Moles Farewell Tributes -Greenacres Memorial Park
5700 NORTHWEST DRIVE
FERNDALE, WA 98248
Published in Bellingham Herald from May 17 to May 18, 2016