Elaine Jackson, OacomaMyrtle Elaine Jackson, 90, Oacoma, died Monday, June 13, 2011, at Sanford Mid Dakota Care Center, Chamberlain, from complications of Alzheimer’s dementia-type illness.
Myrtle Elaine Jackson, 90, Oacoma, died Monday, June 13, 2011, at Sanford Mid Dakota Care Center, Chamberlain, from complications of Alzheimer’s dementia-type illness.
Services and burial will be in California at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hickey Funeral Home, Chamberlain.
Elaine came to Oacoma from Walnut Creek, Calif., in December 2005 to live with one of her daughters.
Prior to her death, she had been a resident at the care center since August 2007.
Elaine was born on Nov. 29, 1920, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Lou and Lena Spraker.
From the age of 3, she lived in Oregon, marrying Lee Foster Jackson on Jan. 26, 1946.
In 1956, they moved to Concord, Calif., where they raised their three daughters.
In March 1997, Elaine’s beloved husband passed away.
In California, Elaine was active in Concord United Methodist Church, John Muir Medical Center as a volunteer for 35 years and Walnut Creek Senior Citizens Center.
She loved to sew and make crafts for the numerous bazaars held by United Methodist Women’s Society.
Locally, she enjoyed eating at the Chamberlain Dakota Senior Meals with her dear late friend, Irene Moulton.
Elaine will be buried in California alongside her husband in the San Francisco Presidio Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughters: Karon (Ron) Bishop, Oacoma; Sharon Oliveira, Oacoma; and Janette (Ken) Perry, Vancouver, Wash.; two grandsons: Jon (Shelley) Perry; and Ken (Mindy) Perry; five great-grandchildren: Mia, Ian, Tate, Avery and Aria; a brother-in-law, Bryant Jackson, Bloomington, Ill.; and a cousin, Larry Petersen, northern California.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Lou Spraker and Lena Spraker Wilder; her husband, Lee; and her brother, Emmett Spraker.
Elaine will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
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