In Memory

Emily Shelburne (Jackson) - Class Of 1951 VIEW PROFILE



Date of Birth : Dec 18 1932

Date Deceased : Jan 1 2017

Location : Oklahoma CityOklahoma

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Emily Jackson of Oklahoma CityOklahoma, who passed away on January 1 2017. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family.

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From David C Jackson:

Mom loved Lafayette HS and maintained friendships with several other LHS graduates throughout her life.  Although she lived in the Oklahoma City area since 1968 Lexington was always home.  Her funeral was in OKC but we had a grave side service in Lexington and several of her LHS and UK friends attended.  She is buried along with my dad in Lexington Cemetery.

Emily Jackson Obitiuary

Emily Shelburne Jackson was born in 1932 in Versailles Kentucky to George and Kathryne Shelburne. The family moved to Lexington where Emily spent her childhood. She graduated from Lafayette High School. In 1955, she earned her BA in Education from the University of Kentucky. She married her husband, William E. Jackson, also a graduate of University of Kentucky, in 1955. They first met at geology field camp in Crested Butte, Colorado, where Bill was completing his Master’s thesis and Emily was earning a minor in Geology. They were married 54 years before Bill’s death in 2009. Bill and Emily have four children, including Kathryne Christy who died as an infant. David Jackson and his wife Ricki reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Katie Miller and husband Robert reside in Edmond, Oklahoma; and Sarah Chafai resides in Denver. Emily is survived by five grandchildren, Merideth Miller of Nashville TN; MaryKate Miller of Oklahoma City; Shelburne Jackson of Tulsa; Sarah Toews of Tulsa; and Jack Chafai of Denver. Emily is also survived by her brother George Clark Shelburne and his wife Ann of Stanford, KY, along with several nieces and nephews. Emily began her teaching career in Virginia and later in Oklahoma City. Emily was a keen observer and participant in politics. After moving to Oklahoma City in 1968 and later to Edmond, Emily worked for Governor Dewey Bartlett. During the next 25 years she supported and worked for Senators Don Nichols and James Inhoff and was Campaign Manager for US Representative Mickey Edwards. Emily loved learning and was an avid reader. She enjoyed the outdoors immensely and spent many summers with her family in the mountains of Colorado. Mom was a committed American patriot and was a past President of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Oklahoma Chapter). Additionally, she was past President of the Geologists Wives Association of Oklahoma City where she was a member for over 50 years. Emily was a member of United Methodist Church of the Servant in Oklahoma City where she and Bill served as greeters and were long-time members of the Encounters Sunday School Class. She had many friends, loved entertaining in her home and spending time with her children and grandchildren. The last six and a half years of Emily’s life were spent in Tulsa at St. Simeon’s Senior Community. David and Ricki Jackson lovingly oversaw her care on a daily basis, ensuring she was well-cared for. Emily passed away peacefully on January 1st at 1pm following a stroke in late September. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and loved her. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10am at Church of the Servant in Oklahoma


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