Ruth Jackson
1924 - 2020
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Ruth Jackson

Fort Collins - Ruth Bernice Jackson, nee Dumler, 96, of Fort Collins, CO died peacefully in her sleep on December 22, 2020 at Collinwood Assisted Living in Fort Collins. Ruth was born in Russell, KS on March 3, 1924 to Gottfried Dumler, Jr. and Bertha Deines Dumler. The family relocated to Fort Collins, CO where Ruth spent her childhood.

Ruth was married on September 1, 1945 to Floyd Oliver Jackson, a native of Hammon, OK.

She is survived by four children: Dennis K. Jackson and wife, Esther (Goodyear, AZ); Jamie Jackson Pridgen and husband, Gene (Charlotte, NC); Kevin D. Jackson and wife, Rose (La Quinta, CA); Linnea Jackson Hennessy and husband, Terry (Severance, CO); by 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one on the way; and by her sister Eileen Dumler Stith (Bend, OR).

Ruth graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1942. She met Floyd through friends at a dance. They dated and became engaged before Floyd left to serve in the US Army in North Africa, Sicily and Italy in World War II. During the war years, Ruth spent the summers in in Estes Park, CO, working for the telephone company. Sponsored by her employer, she was named "Miss Estes Park." When Floyd returned after the war, they married and moved to Cheyenne, WY where they shared 56 years until Floyd passed away in 2002.

Making Cheyenne home, she was a loving wife and mother, a good neighbor, an active community volunteer and a dedicated civil servant. From 1960-1981 she was a switchboard operator and supervisor for the Strategic Air Command at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne.

Ruth was a devoted member of First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, served as a deaconess, and taught Sunday School. She brought joyful creativity to her work on many church banquets, wedding receptions and youth events.

She was known for her hospitality, her light-hearted spirit, and her generosity. She sang and she danced, snapping her fingers in the '40s style. She was a sports fan, a bowler, and a "card shark," much to the delight of her children and grandchildren. She was loving and she was loved. She knew the meaning of home.

The Jackson family wishes to extend appreciation and many thanks to Collinwood Assisted Living for their gentle care of Ruth in her last three years of life.

The family will plan a celebration of her life for a future time.

Please visit goesfuneralcare.com to share condolences with her family.




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Published in Coloradoan from Jan. 7 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 26, 2021
To Dennis, Jamie, Kevin, and Linnea,
So sorry to learn about your mother’s passing! She was always so good to me and I was most grateful for her facilitating long distance phone calls between my mother and father while he was stationed in Korea. All the best to you as you mourn her loss and celebrate her life. May God Bless you all.
Laura Baker Rice
Friend
January 10, 2021
Ruth and Floyd were our next door neighbors growing up. They were some of the sweetest most caring people I would ever meet. Ruth always carried herself with so much grace. Having people like Ruth around growing up really made my childhood amazing!
Brandy Cowley Rubeck
Neighbor
January 10, 2021
Ruth and Floyd were our next door neighbors growing up. They were some of the sweetest most caring people I would ever meet. Ruth always carried herself with so much grace. Having people like Ruth around growing up really made my childhood amazing!
Brandy Cowley Rubeck
Neighbor
January 9, 2021
This is just strange to c my mom's name was Ruth Jackson we are originally from Kansas she passed at 59 1992 sorry for your loss and we too are Christian's.
Kristy Jackson
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