Allene Joyce Jackson

  • Born: March 25, 1925
  • Died: March 6, 2016
  • Location: Spring Arbor, Michigan

Watson Funeral Chapel

2590 Spring Arbor Road
Jackson, MI 49203

Tel. (517) 782-7144

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jackson (Bouck) Allene Joyce

Mom went to be with her Lord and Savior March 6, 2016. Born to Lester and Leana Bouck March 25, l925, in Grand Ledge, Michigan. Her mother Leana passed away 7 weeks after her birth and her father Lester passed away when she was ll years old. She was lovingly raised by her maternal grandparents, Allen and Nellie DeLong. Her grandfather was a pastor and Conference Superintendent in the North Michigan Conference. She had a wonderful stepmother Agnes Kempf. Mom is survived by her husband of almost 70 years Fred (Homer) Jackson. Also, surviving are her sons Barry (Linda) Jackson of Columbus, Ohio, Bryan(Sherry) Jackson of Eagle, Colorado, daughter Mary Leana (Jim) Olson of Jackson ,MI. Grand children, April (Foster) Cotthoff, Justin (Jennifer) Jackson, Whitney (Andrew) Barchus, Melody (Brian) Brugger, Kevin Jackson, Shelby (David) Knight, Lindsay (Brad) Noll, Lucus (Ally) Olson, Great-grandchildren, Jackson, Sam, and Evelyn Cotthoff, River and Ella Jackson, Jonathan and June Barchus, Taylor, Madison, Kennedy, and Logan Brugger, Scarlett Jackson, Breana, Delaney, and Trey Noll, Tyler and Angela Knight. Mom graduated from Belding High School in 1943. She later went on to Spring Arbor Jr. College in 1945 to major in music. It was during her time at SAJC that she met Lt Col. Fred Homer Jackson. After dad's military time in World War II, he returned in her second semester of l946 and were later married in Grand Ledge. For thirty years she worked at Spring Arbor College as Snack Bar manager, and later as a Faculty Reserves and Archives Librarian. Mom had many hobbies including sewing quilts and crocheting afghans for all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved and was devoted in serving her church the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church; as hostess, junior choir director, children ministries and sang in the church choir. In retirement she especially enjoyed reading books and writing encouraging notes to family and friends. Mom was gifted in the lost art of letter writing. She devoted much of her life as a prayer warrior for her family and others. In retirement Mom and Dad enjoyed traveling with their RV, with friends to European countries, like Norway, the Caribbean, Asia and Japan. They also were blessed to have traveled on many Visa Mission trips to Mexico and Africa. They joined other "snowbirds" for 26 winters in Lakeland, Florida at Light and Life Park. In the last year of mom's life she lived at Arbor North Living Center with dad. The family greatly appreciates the loving care she received from Great Lakes Hospice staff and could not have asked for a more gentle, caring and giving staff from Arbor North. We especially appreciate Kevin, Leigh and Bobbie Gantons' love of our mother. They all treated her as if she were their own. According to her wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will be held at SPRING ARBOR FREE METHODIST CHURCH on March 12, Visitation at 11:00 a.m. with family, service will begin at 12:00p.m. with the Reverend Mark VanValin and Reverend Darold Hill officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Fred Homer and Allene Joyce Jackson Athletic Scholarship fund at Spring Arbor University.