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July 28, 1921 — March 1, 2018

Beloved wife and mother, Gladys (Pat) Jackson went to be with the Lord on March 1.

Born in Lebanon on July 28, 1921, Pat grew up along the Santiam River in a log cabin that her grandfather built in the 1860s. She was the fourth child in a family of seven children.

Pat received her education degree from Eastern Oregon College and taught school in Hermiston and Portland before marrying James Martin Jackson in 1943.

She moved with him from Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Texas as he completed his Army training. She returned to Oregon while her husband served in the Italian campaign. When he returned from Italy, Pat and Jim welcomed their first born, James, in Pendleton. When the war was over, the Jacksons settled in Corvallis.

From the lady Lions, to the Presbyterian Church, the American Field Service, Harding Grade School, and the Benton County Extension Service, Pat volunteered to serve her community. She taught school in Philomath and worked at the Oregon State University Library. After a devastating car accident, she volunteered at the hospital, working on the scholarship fund and serving patients.

A descendant of Daniel Boone, Pat was a member of the DAR and traveled to Kentucky to visit family and Fort Boonesboro, as well as Boone's Missouri homestead.

Pat is survived by children, son, James M. Jackson and his wife Pat, daughter, Jeanette-Marie Mirich and her husband Rodney Mirich; grandchildren, Allison Doty, of Danville, Kentucky, Robert Mirich of Olathe, Kansas, and Jonathan Mirich of Des Moines, Washington; great-grandchildren, Katharine, Alexander, Evangeline and Anneliese Doty of Danville, Kentucky, Andrew, Madeline, Peter and Caroline Mirich of Olathe, Kansas, and Christian, Emma, Abigail, Sadie and Ezra Mirich of Kijabe, Kenya, and Kyle and Kane Mason of Salem.

A private interment will occur at Oaklawn Cemetery. A celebration of her gracious life will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 23, at The First Presbyterian Church in Corvallis.

Hymns and classical music stirred her soul and filled her heart. Being loved into the presence of her Lord blessed her days. We are honored to call her mother.

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