Caroline Jackson1923 - 2016
Caroline “Connie” Jackson, 92, succumbed to a
sudden illness which claimed her earthly life on
Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Connie was born on August 23rd, 1923,
to Clarence and Gladys Stewart in Rogers City, Michigan,
and was one of the four children; Arthur, James, and Zelna Claxton,
all who preceded her in passing.
She married Edmund “Bud” Jackson on January 8th, 1949, They were
blessed with two children who survive, Kathy Yachcik of Fremont, and
Dr. Wayne (Butch) Jackson of Whitehall. The support she and Bud gave
to her children contributed to their successful careers as a nurse and
Bud passed suddenly at age 57 in 1980.
Connie remained committed thereafter to her family and particularly loved
the company of her five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren,
As with anyone blessed with a long and good life, she also knew profound
sadness upon the loss of a cherished granddaughter Melissa Jackson in
Connie loved gardening and baking with her favorite time of the year
being mostly holidays when she would make her family famous,
delightful cookies and peanut brittle. She later in life enjoyed the
company of three particular friends, of the canine variety, “Barney”,
“Scamp”, and “Chewy”.
Connie excelled academically graduating from Cleary College in business
going on to accept a position as Executive Assistant at US Steel in
Connie during formative years of her young family almost singlehandedly
managed the home front as Bud sailed the Great Lakes as an engineer for
up to 8 months per year. While this was not uncommon for many other
families in Rogers City who had “men on boats”, she excelled in
maintaining a beautiful yard year in and year out. It was replete with
flowers and a garden with any variety of vegetables she would share with
friends and neighbors.
Connie throughout her life demonstrated a strength of character
unselfishly assisting others, She easily displayed happiness in one’s good
fortune. She particularly desired to provide assistance and support to
others during their time of need or misfortune. She was the first to offer
support and the last to leave ensuring first you were alright. Often for her,
it began a lifetime friendship.
Friends may visit at the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Tuesday,
May 17th, from 10:00 a.m. through time of her funeral at 11:00 a.m. with
Reverends Greg and Karen Zurakowski officiating,
Internment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Rogers City.Send Condolences Back to Obituaries