Marian Gladys Jackson, 87, died Wednesday, March 4, in Republic, Washington. Previously she had lived in Curlew for about 10 years, and in Montana near her daughter Susan for about 5 years.
In December, she came “home” to Republic, where she was living at MJ’s Adult Family Home. The family is so grateful for the exceptionally loving care she received while in Mari Jo’s care.
Marian was born to Nelson Rhe and Lucy Candace Rowland on April 23, 1927, in Aumsville, Oregon. She married William Harvey in 1944, and they had a son, Greg. Later, Marian married Walt Jackson, and they had a daughter, Susan.
Marian was an extraordinary woman who excelled at many things. She helped her grandma run the telephone switchboard in Aumsville when she was a young girl. Later, she worked in an upholstery shop. She was an excellent seamstress and cook. She worked alongside her husband, Walt, building houses for 20 years, doing virtually every phase of construction. She raised cattle and loved her garden. She also loved hunting, fishing, berry picking, and digging clams. Marian enjoyed every phase of meat processing. After her husband Walt died, she went to massage school and became a licensed massage therapist, which she practiced for several years. Marian was always ready to lend a hand when anyone needed help. She loved to travel and visited many countries, but her favorite travels were to visit her friends and family.
Marian found her greatest joy in her faith and fellowship in her church. She loved reading her Bible and meeting together with others who served the Lord as she did.
Marian is survived by her son Greg (Christy) Harvey of Curlew, WA, her daughter Susan (Howard) Eoff of Bozeman, MT, and brother, Jim (Patti) Casteel of Aurora,OR, as well as 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, and her brother Walter.
Services were held Saturday, March 21 in Oroville, Washington, at the Free Methodist Church.