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Dorothy Jackson

1930 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Dorothy Jackson Obituary
DOROTHY JUNE JACKSON Dorothy June Jackson, born June 18, 1930, to Ruby Mae Eicher in L.A. Ruby met John Edwin Titus, married, and lived behind his mom's house in Yuba City until he joined the WPA. The 3 moved between Oakland, Richmond, Redding, and Willows where John worked. Dorothy babysat and loved school. Ruby found work in a shipyard. After WWII John got a federal loan for land to raise nuts in Durham where they built a house and Dorothy entered Durham High. She joined the yearbook staff and band. Nelvin Jackson on Navy leave visiting Aunt Bjerke was introduced to Dorothy by one of his cousins LaDonna. Dorothy and Dolores Bjerke delivered the valedictory for their Durham class of '47 graduation, surprising Ruby and John who never attended high school. They moved to Paradise where Nelvin was working at the Paradise Post. Dorothy helped create Golden Circles (wedding rings) to aid the needy. Her first baby Larry was born in '47, followed by Diana (Sisk), Fred, and Susan (Zarubin). The two square danced weekly. They moved to Chico in '55 to start his printing business. Dorothy enrolled at Chico State graduating with honors. She started teaching in Orland. She transferred to Bidwell Jr. High teaching Spanish and English. She earned her masters degree studying in Spain. Upon retire-ment she created art, taught ESL, and tutored. Dorothy belonged to AAUW, League of Women Voters, Las Senoras, book clubs, Sons of Norway, and supported Democrats. She enjoyed swimming and tennis, grew grapes from which she made wine, raised pet livestock and made blankets from their wool, and designed 3 Chico custom homes they lived in. Dorothy lived 35 years fighting cancer without chemo. She passed away Dec. 8 at home with family present. She leaves her loving husband of 69 years, 4 children, grand-children Lou, Jon, Angie, Juliette (d.), Eric, Lori, and Genny; their spouses, 14 great grandkids and 3 great-great grandkids. Dorothy loved them all. A viewing is being held at Newton-Bracewell 4:30-6 Monday.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record from Dec. 10 to Dec. 12, 2016
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