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Ann "Jackie" Fallis

1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Ann "Jackie" Fallis Obituary
Fallis, "Jackie" Ann

"Jackie" Ann Fallis of Albuquerque, New Mexico, formerly of Wynne, Arkansas, departed this life on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the age of 88 at her home. She was born October 22, 1927 in the Smith Chapel Community of Wynne, Arkansas, the daughter of W.E. and Paulen (Rich) Fallis.

Jackie graduated from Wynne High School and Arkansas State Teachers College (University of Central Arkansas). After college, Jackie taught Physical Education and coached girls basketball in Forrest City, Arkansas, was Executive Director of Girl Scouts in Columbus, Indiana, and was an Executive Assistant in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1958.

Jackie opened and operated the first arts and crafts business in Albuquerque, which she owned and operated until retirement. She also taught innumerable classes, and brought in guest artists to teach and share their talents. Many artists relied on Jackie to introduce them to new mediums for incorporation with their work.

Philanthropy was a way of life for Jackie. She was active in countless charities, especially the Assistance League of Albuquerque, and All Faiths Receiving Home. She was active in the community and served on numerous boards and projects in the arts community. She was honored by New Mexico Governor, Susana Martinez, as an Outstanding Woman of New Mexico.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, W.E. Fallis, Jr., Robert "Bob" Fallis, Thomas J. Fallis, and Paul Fallis; and a dear friend, Helen Whiteside.

Jackie never married, but is survived by six loving nieces and nephews, Robert Fallis of South Carolina, Helen Fallis Henderson of Illinois, Cavett Fallis of New Mexico, Sharon Fallis Midkiff of Arkansas, Dr. Dale Fallis of Arkansas, and Gail Fallis Tackett of Texas; one sister-in-law, Mary Fallis of Arkansas; and a host of friends and acquaintances in Albuquerque. She also loved her caregivers and companions very much. Jackie's family would like to especially thank Susan Stewart with Decisions in Care and Sherry Kinney for their exceptional support, guidance, and leadership.

A private graveside service was held Monday, August 29, 2016 in Wynne, Arkansas.

No visitation is planned.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Assistance League of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 35910, Albuquerque, NM 87176 or The All Faiths Receiving Home, 1709 Moon Street, NE, Albuquerque, NM. 87112.

Arrangements by Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home, Wynne, Arkansas. 870-238-9400.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 30, 2016
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