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Mary M. JacksonJanuary 19, 1929 ~ July 19, 2017 (age 88)
Mary M. Jackson age 88 of North Street Brockway, PA; died on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the DuBois Nursing Home. Born on January 19, 1929 in DuBois, PA; she was the daughter of the late Deward and Anna Cosky Hoffman. She was a graduate of the DuBois High School. Mary was married to Gerald M. Jackson in 1948 and he preceded her in death on February 1, 2012. Retired, She spent much of her life pursuing her talent as a seamstress. She worked at Paris Manufacturing in Brockway in the sewing department and later a various stores in the fabric sections. She enjoyed making clothing for her family. She also altered and produced wedding dresses and prom gowns for friends and relatives. She also loved to create “crafty items” as gifts including bird houses, dish towels, kitchen magnets and scrubbers. The walls of her home were covered with photographs of friends and family. Mary especially enjoyed her photo-picture frame with pictures of her grandson. She was a long time member of the Moorhead United Methodist Church in Brockway and supported the Brockway Area Historical Society and looked forward to each upcoming SAGA. Mary is survived by a son James (Elizabeth) Jackson of Brockway; two sisters Jean (Red) Shipley of Blairsville, PA; Joan (Terrance) Hargett of Venice, FL; a brother Ernest (Julia) Hoffman of Merritt Island, FL; a granddaughter Stacy (Dustin) McNeil of Lakewood, CO; and a great grandson Jackson McNeil. In addition to her parents and her husband she is also preceded in death by her step mother Mabel Dinger Hoffman, an infant son and a grandson Scott Jackson. Burial was in the Temple Cemetery at Hazen. A “Time of Remembering” will be held on Friday, July 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway for both Mary and Gerald, and the Rev. Terry Felt will end the evening with a prayer. Memorial donations may be made to the Moorhead United Methodist Church P.O. Box 233 Brockway, PA 15824 or the Brockway Historical Society.