Lois L. Jackson, a Woodinville resident of 42 years, serenely and bravely left this life on Sunday, March 18, at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue after a long battle with idiopathic interstitial pneumonitis, a chronic lung disease.
She taught us all how to fight the good fight and how to exit with grace and dignity when the struggle ends.
She was grateful for the nine extra years the lung transplant gave her. It was the opportunity to welcome the birth of her youngest grandchild and to spend treasured time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Born July 1, 1943, in Albany, Calif., to Ivan and Thelma (Covey) Hubbard, she grew up in Ridgefield, Wash.
She leaves behind a close circle of friends from her high school graduating class of 1961, who have remained in touch over the years. She enjoyed the regular Leavenworth retreats at Diane Swindell’s cabin, with the “girls of ’61.”
Lois’s cherished and devoted husband of 39 years, Glen W. Jackson, survives her, as well as her children and their families: Doug and wife Leslie Ferneau and daughter Taylor of Renton; Elizabeth Huss and son Bradley Huss of Kirkland; Mary Jackson, husband Mathew Clausen and son Stanley of Astoria, Ore.; step-daughter Andrea Hedrick and husband Hal Hedrick; daughter Hillary and son Jackson of Clarkston, Wash..
Lois is also survived by close friend and sister, Donna Scofield and husband Russ; their children and Luanne Clark and her children, Steven Clark and Caitlen Clark Pietsch (husband Trevor) and son Roman Pietsch, all of Yakima; Katrina Scofield of Oregon City, Ore., and Sheldon Scofield (wife Rebecca Howsman) and son Jasper of Seattle; and her brother Morris Hubbard and his son Sam of Spokane.
She will also be missed by longtime friends DeDe Braun of Olympia, and Kathy Carpenter of Bothell, Wash. Lois’s grandchildren, nieces and nephews will always remember the devotion (and the fun) she gave them.
Lois was preceded in death by her son-in-law David Stubbs, and infant brother, her parents and her nephew Mathew Scofield.
Lois loved music, travel, and sewing and especially enjoyed involvement with her grandchildren.
Her concern for homeless animals was a driving force in her life. She spent two years volunteering at Hooterville Pets.
This was a fulfilling and challenging time, but it left her feeling she had made a difference.
She was actively involved in the animal rescue network, organizationally, personally and financially. Her home always had several animal guests, and she diligently gave each one the medical care it needed.
She had a sweet loving, giving nature, but when she saw an animal being mistreated, she grew immediately from five feet to six feet tall, and was a force to be reckoned with.
Having lived life to its fullest, Lois would ask that you do not mourn her departure, for part of her will always be with you. She wishes to be remembered for her devotion to her family, friends and neighbors.
At her request, no services will be held.
In her memory please consider a donation to Homeward Pet Adoption Center or to the University of Washington Medical Fund.
Rest in the peace you have earned as wife, mom, grandma, sister, auntie and friend.
Each of us will always hold you in a special place in our hearts.