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Ruth Jeane Jackson

06/08/1927 - 10/27/2021
Service Date: 11/13/2021
Service Time: 1:00 PM
Service Location: Grace United Methodist Church in Mesa, AZ
Interment: National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

Ruth Jeane Jackson passed away quietly on October 27, 2021, in Gilbert, Arizona. She was born in Gould, Arkansas on June 8, 1927.

A child of a section foreman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, she moved several times before settling in Redfield, Arkansas. She graduated valedictorian of her class. Shortly after WWII, she met a handsome young pilot named Ralph at a fish fry on the Arkansas River. They remained totally smitten with each other and happily married for 65 years. Jeane’s life as an Air Force wife took her to New York, Maryland, Ohio, Libya, California, Nebraska, and finally, Arizona.

Jeane loved playing games, watching birds, growing roses, learning, and nightly Jeopardy. Jeane was a very popular team member in Trivial Pursuit. She was an accomplished seamstress and a dynamite from-scratch cook. She was a founding member of the Gov. Hunt DAR Chapter. Jeane was active in her church, sang in the choir for almost 50 years, and ran the Meals On-Wheels program. Jeane was warm, gracious, and welcoming with a rare generosity of spirit.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Jackson; parents, Carl E. and Ruth B. Rowles; brother Carl (Son) Rowles, Jr.; sisters Lorraine Moring, and Nona Herbert. She is survived by her four daughters: Rosalinda (Michael) Brown, Ruth Margaret Allerton, Rhonda (Luccia Rogers) Jackson, and Rebecca (Thomas) Scotney; also five grandchildren Timothy (Carra) Brown, Christopher (Venus) Brown, Nathan Stipes, Tyler Scotney, and Laura (Cosmo Anaya) Scotney; and three great grandchildren: Caralyn Brown, Connor Brown, and Clarissa Brown.

Our sincere thanks to the staff at Bee Hive Homes of Gilbert for the love and care given to her for the past five months.

Services will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in Mesa, AZ on November 13 at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Alzheimer’s Association or Macular Degeneration Research.

Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but www.bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Amanda mulhearn

    Easily and always a “favorite” at our family reunion. She was an absolute joy to have had in my life. Hugs to all the family who get to miss this wonderful lady!!

  • Terrell w. Jackson

    My deepest condolences to my cousins for the loss of one of my favorite aunts. May the Lord bless you and keep you and may his face shine upon you and give you peace. I will always treasure the memories of my dear Aunt Jeane.

  • Marette Stiritz

    Jeane was one of my favorite people and a joy as a sister-in-law. We had many laughs together about anything and everything. She leaves happy memories for all of us who knew her.

  • Marette Stiritz

    Jeane was one of my favorite people. The world will be a little less bright without her.

  • We love Aunt Jeane and will miss her terribly. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her dear family. What a beauty she was inside and out snd what a joy it was to be in her presence. May light eternal shine upon her.

  • My prayers are with you all in the loss of your mother. I know she was very loved and you all took very good care of her during this difficult time. She is at peace now in heaven with her husband. What a beautiful picture and obit.

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