Jean Kathleen (Jenks) Jackson

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Sept 21, 1926 - Nov 16, 2013
Jean Kathleen (Jenks) Jackson, 87, of Palisade, CO passed away on Nov. 16, 2013. She was born to Dora and Clyde Jenks, Sept. 21, 1926 in La Porte City, Iowa. Jean graduated from La Porte City High School and then attended Iowa State Teachers College. Jean taught school in Rockwell, IA where she met Ray Jackson. They married on June 25, 1948. The couple resided in La Porte City and Waterloo, Iowa. In 1964 the family moved to Woodland Park. They purchased the Art Craft Shop where the family manufactured rustic furniture. Jean retired from Gateway Elementary School May 1995 after working 24 years as a Teacher's Assistant. She also sold tickets at Woodland Park athletic events for 19 years. Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodland Park where she served as church organist. Jean moved to Palisade in 2006 because of health issues. She is survived by a daughter Sue (Dean) Wilmore of Palisade; daughter Jalond (Gary) Rawson of Woodland Park; son Brad Jackson of Palisade; 15 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by husband, Ray Jackson; son, Terry Jackson; grandson, Jacob Wilmore and brother, Martin Renner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Palisade United Methodist Church or Hospice Hope West of Grand Junction. A memorial service will be held at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Woodland Park on Friday, Dec. 13 at 11:00 AM.
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Dec. 4, 2013 to Jan. 3, 2014
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