Sharon Glenn Jackson, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away unexpectedly at her home in Albuquerque, Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. She was born to Bill Sr. and Gloria Glenn on Feb. 4, 1954, at St. Maryâ€™s Hospital in Roswell. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by her fiancÃ©, Dr. Scott Wright, of the home; son, Lance Jackson, of Austin, Texas, daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Bobby Latner; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Shawn McCasland; and daughter, Amelia Jackson, all of Albuquerque.
She is also survived by her loving mother, Gloria Glenn; brother and sisterin- law, Bill and Sue Glenn; sister, Patricia Glenn; niece, Melanie Glenn and Jef f Bannister, all of Roswell; nephew and wife, Kyle and Brittany Glenn, of Las Cruces; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Andrew and Velma Glenn, and Salvatore and Lena Gangemi. Sharon attended St. Peter Catholic School, Roswell High School, Loretto Academy in El Paso, New Mexico State University and Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell.
Sharon worked for Chaves County for more than 25 years and retired in 2008. She started working in the computer department putting the county on the computer, which took her through the Assessorâ€™s Office, Treasurerâ€™s Of fice, and Clerkâ€™s Of fice. Then she transferred to work as a juvenile detention jailer. From there, she worked in the Clerkâ€™s Office for several years until she became secretary for Fire and Emergency and County Planning and Zoning.
While working as Chaves County safety officer, she could be seen climbing on all of the Road Department equipment and fire trucks and the Sheriffâ€™s Department vehicles, making sure everyone under her watch was safe.
She was certified in CPR and taught CPR and driverâ€™s safety classes to county employees and the Mounted Patrol. Her last position was loss control specialist. In everything she did, she took pride and wanted to do the best job she could. Itâ€™s funny how her last job with the county put her back at the same address where she was born, St. Mary’s Place. She touched many lives while she did her job and they all touched her life, too! She was a warrior for human rights. If she was on your side, you knew that whatever the outcome would be, it would be done right. She was kindhearted and loving. She was a wonderful mother who adored her children, and their friends knew her door and arms were always open. Sharon enjoyed the symphony and Little Theater plays. Sharon and Scott could be seen dancing in line at Furrâ€™s Cafeteria as Johnny Revell played piano and sang.
Their lives were full and happy with simple things. She relocated to Albuquerque to be closer to her daughters. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and all who knew her. Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of her life held at Grace Community Church, 935 W. Mescalero Road, Roswell, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome! Come share a story about Sharon and how she touched your life.
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