Longtime Kenai resident Roxie Jackson died Monday, March 17, 2008, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna with her family by her side. She was 79.
Per her wishes, there will be no services.
Mrs. Jackson was born Feb. 4, 1929, to Bill and Lillian (Lowe) Daniels in Beaumont, Texas, where she graduated from Beaumont High School. She furthered her education by receiving a two-year degree and becoming a bookkeeper. She moved to Kenai in 1965. She ran several businesses with her husband, including Alaska Video in Kenai and Showcase Video in Eagle River. She enjoyed traveling in motor homes and riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle with her husband.
"Her family called her the rock. She was the glue that held all of us together. She was the sweetest lady anyone could have known," her family said.
Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Betty Modglin.
She is survived by her husband, John Jackson of Kenai; sons, Stoney Johnson, Buddy Johnson and Johnny Jackson of Houston and Jeff Johnson of Kenai; daughters, Jodene McCraw of Lumberton, Texas, and Janet Cissell and Donna Daniels of Kenai; granddaughters, Brandi Jackson and Johanna Jackson of Houston, Heather Kaskey of Eagle River, Amber Cissell and Angela Cissell of Reno; grandsons, John Jackson and Hondo Jones of Houston, and Wayne Cissell of Dallas; and son-in-law, Dennis Bert Sullivan of Kenai.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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