Sylvia Jackson

  • "Baby Pumpkin I love you more, twice around the world past..."
  • "I love you and give hugs and kisses to the family for me...."
    - Jalene Voyles
  • "I still wait for your call still look for you, give your..."
    - Tonilee Jackson
  • "I really miss you Punkin!! Miss you calling me everyday!! ..."
    - Joanne Segerquist-Phillips
  • "Such a beautiful girl-seen her only a few times and she..."
    - Margaret Ivory

Sylvia Dawn "Pumpkin" Jackson, 26, passed away on August 8, 2012 at Cross Roads Medical Center.

Visitation will be held at the Kluti-Kaah Memorial Hall in Copper Center, Alaska on Sunday, August 12th at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be on Monday, August 13th at 2 p.m., also at the Kluti-Kaah Memorial Hall. She will be laid to rest at the familiy plot in Copper Center.

Sylvia was born on November 15, 1985 to Tonilee Jackson and Danny Pete, in Glennallen Alaska. A resident since birth, she attended the Glennallen High School. Sylvia worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Native Village of Kluti-Kaah, Copper River Native Association, Alaska Native Medical Center also working at Connecting Ties and Caribou Hotel.

Sylvia lived and strived to learn more of Ahtna traditional ways; she started an Ahtna Dance group that traveled to and performed at the AFN Convention. Sylvia enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

"Pumpkin was one of the most loveable persons, she never failed to show you she cared. Greeting you with hugs, she never hung up the phone or walked away with out saying, I love you."

Survived by: daughter, Jalene Voyles; sons, Herman Jackson III and Carmelo Slawson; parents Tonilee Jackson and David Goodlataw; other parents, Susan and Mike Voyles; brothers and sisters, Tony (Georgia) Jackson, Calvin Fred, Jr (Samantha Johns), Amy Goodlataw;and Trevor Goodlataw; grandparents, Elsie and Albert Agibinik; Great-grandmother, Mary Craig; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: her father, Daniel E. Pete; brother, Herman T. Jackson, II; sister, Danielle Pete; grandparents, Herman Jackson, and Elizabeth and Mentasta Pete

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2012