Mary Cloe Jackson, 97, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on July 10, 1916, in Tokio, Texas, to James and Ella Merritt. She loved reading, cooking, sewing and travel. Her travels included fishing trips with her late husband, as well as trips to Australia, Hawaii, California, Canada and Colorado with church groups and family. She will be missed by many friends and family who loved her dearly.
Services are under the direction of Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, San Antonio, Texas, and Baca Funeral Home, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces, N.M. Viewing of the body will be on Monday, Aug. 5, from 4-7 p.m., and the funeral service will be the following day, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m., at the Baca Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Picacho Avenue. Mary Cloe was preceded in death by her parents, James & Ella Merritt; her husband, Henry R. Jackson; two sons: Jimmy and Jacky Jackson; three brothers: Lewis, Don and Jack Merritt; and four sisters: Gladys Fisher, Helen Hays and Eloise Drake.
She is survived by two daughters: Mary E.J. Collins and husband, Ed, of Le Grange, Texas, and Ella R. Jones and husband, Benny, of San Antonio, Texas; four granddaughters: Kalah Goodman, of Seattle, Jana Stephenson and husband, Kenneth, of Lubbock, Texas, Laura Castille and husband, Steve, of Albuquerque, Susan Backstrom, of Houston; five grandsons: Kyle Goodman, of Houston, Matthew Jackson, of Alamogordo, Tim Jackson and wife, Sharon, of Conway, Ark., Tye Rogers and wife, Kelli, of Plainview, Texas, Toby Rogers and wife, Jessica, of Lubbock, Texas; five great-granddaughters: Ginny and Jacky Castille, of Albuquerque, Nici Rogers of Temple, Texas, Kara and Kaitlyn Stephenson, of Lubbock, Texas; eight great-grandsons: Christopher Jackson of Conway, Ark., Dakota and Dusty Jackson, of Alamogordo, Coby, Josh and Zack Rogers, of Lubbock, Texas, Tyler Rogers, of Lubbock, Texas, Aaron Stephenson of Lubbock, Texas.