Shirly Jean Jackson


Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2003

Kake resident Shirly Jean Jackson, 68, died Nov. 9, 2003, in Sitka.

She was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Redland, Calif. She attended Salvation Army Training College, Alaska Methodist University and Sheldon Jackson College. In 1958 she was stationed as a Salvation Army officer in Kake, where she resided until her death. She was a teacher and director of Kake Headstart for 35 years and served on the Kake School Board for 35 years. She was a member of the Salvation Army, Kake ANS Camp No. 10, Kake Tribal Corporation, Sealaska Corporation and Organized Village of Kake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Jackson Sr.; daughter, Bernadine Jackson; her parents, two brothers and a sister.

She is survived by her daughters, Machelle Jackson of Seattle, Vicki Wolfe of Portland, Ore., and Selma and Paulette Jackson, both of Kake; sons, Sam (Melony) Jackson of Kake, and Robert (Jean) Jackson of Klawock; grandchildren, Cecelia, Tracy, Jordan, Shayne, Shea, Dylan, Myriah, Deion, Anthony, Raymond, Royal and Drew; sisters, Ella Jane Calbreath and Cathleen Olson, both of Longview, Wash.; and lifetime friend, Bonnie Lynch of Seattle, Wash.

Pallbearers are Danny Jackson, Oscar Williams, Jeff Jackson, Moses Waweru, Dale Jackson, Matthew Bell Jr., Brandon Jackson, Johnson Skeek, Delbert Kadake and Lloyd Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Raymond Jackson, Reggie Skeek, Clarence Jackson Sr., Topsey Johnson, Leo Kondro, Stanley Adams, Ken Jackson, Russ Jackson, Joel Jackson, Larry Jackson and Dr. Robert Carlson.

A funeral service will be held at noon today in Kake.

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