Dr. Ira Jackson, a noted surgeon, art collector, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, died peacefully on January 27, 2013 at the age of 92.
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His wife of sixty-four years, Virginia, preceded him in death in 2007. He is survived by his daughter Ann Jackson and granddaughter, Virginia Womack of Houston, his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Dodie Jackson, of Houston, his son Ira "Skip" Jackson, Jr. of Kansas City and his granddaughter Katherine Jackson of Seattle and grandsons Philip Jackson of Atlanta and Henry Jackson of Kansas City, his daughter, son-in-law and grandsons, Robin Jackson and Philippe Muheim and Gustave and Jacques Kenedi, of Paris, France, and his adoring dog, Suzie.
The family will receive friends for a celebration of Ira's life on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from four until seven o'clock in the evening with a service starting at half past four o'clock at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77098.
The family would like to thank Maria Martinez for her kindness, devotion, and love for the past 27 years and to Rose Wade for the skilled care and thoughtfulness provided this last year.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions honoring Ira's memory may be directed to the Ira and Virginia Jackson Endowment at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to benefit all those interested in art.
BRADSHAW-CARTER FUNERAL HOME
1734 W ALABAMA ST HOUSTON, TX 77098
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 10, 2013