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JACKSON, Martha Louise
JACKSON, Martha Louise 75 was peacefully taken to be with her Lord early Tuesday morning April 9, 2013, at Berwick Retirement Village I, where she had been a resident since January. She was born August 30, 1937, in Lancaster, Calif., and was a daughter of the late James and Cleo Purdy Powers. Martha graduated from Antelope Valley High School in the class of 1955, and was married to Raymond Jackson on August 2, 1958,Martha was raised in a Godly Christian home and trusted the Lord Jesus as her Savior as a young girl. She learned to play the piano as a girl and was naturally gifted at music.She loved playing and listening to hymns. She was a kind person who always remembered everyone's birthday. She would send cards and letters as well as special "care packages" to those she wanted to encourage. She often called friends and family to keep in touch. Martha also enjoyed playing the organ for church services and the many people she met while she lived at Vintage Knolls in Danville until last fall. She loved the beach, rides to see nature, and going out to eat. Although she lived in Lancaster, California from 1937 to 2004, she was willing to move across the country to Pennsylvania to be near her daughters and grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond H. Jackson, who died in 1990, ending a marital span of 32 years. She also was preceded in death by a infant sisters Beverly and Alice Powers, a sister Jean Seaman, and a son Michael Jackson. She is survived by three daughters, Marlene Stank, of Catawissa, Karen Nassem and her husband Samir, of Elysubrg, Joyce Longacre and her husband Todd, of Mifflinburg, eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter, with whom she was thankful to spend time with, and a brother Donald Powers. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., until beginning ofFuneral services at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Allen R. Horne Funeral Home 193 McIntyre Road Catawissa, with Mark Stumpff, Pastoral Intern, and grandson-in- law, officiating and assisted by Richard Spotts. Burial will be in Freewill Cemetery Roaring Creek Twp.

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