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Louise "June" Jackson

June 2, 1928 July 30, 2015
Louise "June" Jackson
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Louise "June" Jackson, 87, passed away on July 30th, 2015, Thursday afternoon around 5:30 PM in Brookings. She was born in Haycock, Alaska (a gold mining settlement) to Ole`Jorgensen, Norwegian, and Jessie Nagaruk, Eskimo, the 4th of 7 children. Her father was killed in a mining accident; her mother raised she and her siblings alone by making and selling parka's and mukluks. June was the first in her family to go away to boarding school (her mother not wanting her to leave home originally) the school was ran by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in White Mountain, Alaska, where she learned to type from the school’s Secretary. After high school, June met the one true love of her life in Seattle, Donald L. Jackson, Coast Guardsman, whom she married on June 13, 1952. June believed in Jesus and attended church when Rev. Larson would come to town by dog sled twice a year. June, brother Holger, and sister Martha were baptized by Rev. Larson when they were younger but she did not ask Him to be the Lord of her life until 1974 at age 46 because she was waiting to be "good enough" (little did she realize one can never be "good enough".) Difficulties and problems can come at you when you put Jesus first, but by doing so you can have an inner joy that is beyond description! June was the most beautiful Christ-loving woman, inside and out! She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend. She was in pain most of her life but she ALWAYS had a smile and prayed to be healed. June loved to sing in the church choirs, join in fellowship and in her earlier years she enjoyed leading bible studies. She brought joy and happiness to all who knew her. We were very fortunate to have her in our lives. She will be missed beyond words. She lived in various places over the years including Honolulu, HI, Portland, Ore., Seattle, Wash., Redding, Calif., and Brookings, Ore. She is survived by Donald L. Jackson, loving husband of 63 years of Brookings; son, Frank Jackson and wife Marlene Jackson of Florence, Ore., daughter, Barbara Hewitt and husband John Hewitt of Alta Loma, Calif.; grand-daughters Lisa Patton and her husband Steve, Lori Neilssien and her husband Mark, Joni Hewitt, Arika King and her husband Jason, grandsons Johnny Hewitt and Chadd Marchese, along with 9 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren and one more great-great grandchild on the way; brother Holger Jorgensen, sisters Martha Major, Thelma Barnum, and Clara (Bing) Martin. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Trinity Lutheran Church, PO Box 1199, Brookings, OR 97415. Viewing will be held from 4 to 8pm on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Redwood Memorial Chapel, 1020 Fifield St. in Brookings.A funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, August 7, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy Street in Brookings. A reception will follow. Interment will be at 11:00am on Monday, August 10, 2015 at Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point, Ore. Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at

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