Carolyn Elizabeth JACKSON Carolyn Elizabeth Jackson, 85, of Seattle passed away unexpectedly on 4/20/2012 at her home. Born on August 11, 1926 to Luigi and Mary Zechel in Seattle, WA. She attended Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Grade School and Immaculate Conception for high school. Shortly after high school she met the love of her life, James "Jack" Martin Jackson whom she married in 1945. Together they raised two children, James "Jim" Martin Jackson, Jr. and Teresa Poirier. She and her husband shared a love of traveling including frequent trips to the islands of Hawaii. She retired from Laucks Testing Laboratory after working 47 years as a Microbiologist testing dairy, meat and water supplies in the Puget Sound Region. Carolyn was a very active member of her church, Our Lady of Mt. Virgin, where she served as head of the Liturgy and Music committees. She held leadership roles in many organizations including being Past Grand President of YLI/Queen Mariette Institute #55 (installed in 1963 - her 50th anniversary would have been held next year), President of St. Anne's Sodality, Treasurer of the Italian Club, and Order of the Sons of Italy/Fedele Lodge #1390. She was very passionate about the Italian community and volunteered for many different events including Festa Italiana. Carolyn is preceded in deathby her husband Jack Jackson and son Jim Jackson. She is survived by her daughter Teresa Poirier (Roger), Grandson Anthony Jackson, Granddaughter Ann-Marie Murray (Zak), Great Grandsons Marcello and Leo Jackson, Great Granddaughter Cameron Murray, and numerous relatives and friends. Viewing Friday, April 27 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Virgin Church. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Virgin Church followed by Internment at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline. Remembrances may be sent to Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Church or the
. We will never forget our "sweet little Italian" Grandma. A true Matriarch. She was loved and cherished by many.
Published in The Seattle Times from April 22 to April 27, 2012