Deltha Glenell Jackson, 90, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away Aug. 4, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Patricia Shipley.
Glenell was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Blackfoot to Ivan Lee Tanner and Caroline Buttcane Tanner. She lived in Blackfoot and Springfield. She also lived at the Beehive House in Salt Lake City while attending college. She graduated from Blackfoot High School and continued her education at the LDS Business College.
On Aug. 20, 1945, Glenell married George R. Jackson in Blackfoot, and they were sealed the following year in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Together they had three children, Patricia, Douglas and Janice.
Glenell worked as a bookkeeper. In her free time, she enjoyed quilting, sewing, handiwork and gardening.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Primary, Young Women, Relief Society and as the quilting coordinator, where she supervised countless quilts for humanitarian purposes. She was also a member of the Domestic Science Club in Springfield.
Glenell is survived by her daughters, Patricia Kay (DeVaughn) Shipley of Blackfoot and Janice Elaine (R. J.) Schramm of Ridgecrest, Calif.; sister, Theda Ramey of Blackfoot; 20 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; son, Douglas Lee; brothers, James and Earl Tanner; and sister, Opal Wheeler.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Lakeview LDS Chapel in Springfield. Family will meet with friends and relatives from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. in Blackfoot, and for one hour Tuesday prior to services at the church. Interment will follow in Springfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to either Primary Children's Hospital or Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condo lences@hawkerfuneral home.com.