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Dorothy J. Jackson

April 22, 1927 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 93)

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Dorothy J. Jackson, 93, of Grinnell, Iowa formerly of Onawa, Iowa died on December 26, 2020, at Windsor Manor in Grinnell, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life service will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, December 31, 2020 at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, Iowa with Evangelist Dale Wolf officiating. (Social distancing measures must be followed-Due to Covid- 19 restrictions- Masks are required.) Burial will be in the Onawa Cemetery, Onawa, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Dorothy was born on April 22, 1927, in Onawa, the daughter of Wayne Eugene and Ellen Johnson Samson. She was raised in Onawa and was a 1945 graduate of Onawa High School. She furthered her education at a business school in Sioux City.

On June 6, 1948, she was united in marriage to Joseph E. Jackson, at the Onawa First Christian Church. The couple continued to make their home in Onawa where she enjoyed taking care of their home while raising their daughter, Laura Jane. Dorothy moved to Windsor Manor in Grinnell in 2018.

Dorothy was an active member of the Onawa First Christian Church. She held a strong faith and a passion for quilting, enjoyed playing bridge, and was a wonderful cook.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Byron Stanislav of Little Sioux, Iowa, and Kari Mallett of New Braunfels, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Addison Mallett, Nate Stanislav, Scott Dauria and Hannah Hoag; one brother, Robert (Ruth) Samson of Grinnell; and six nieces and nephews, Dick Samson of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Larry Samson of Sheridan, Wyoming, Chris Samson of Urbandale, Doug Samson of Durham, North Carolina, Suellen Samson of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Tracy Boddicker of Berryville, Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph; her daughter, Laura Jane Stanislav; and a brother, Donald Samson.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Onawa First Christian Church.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com

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Celebration of Life
December 31, 2020

10:30 AM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

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