[CnD] OT Sad News

Penny Reeder penny.reeder at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 11:38:10 EST 2016


Ellen, this is so sad -- and so shocking. Sixty-four is way too early
to pass away from this earth! Alice was, indeed, a lovely person. I
know that many, many people will be missing her terribly.
Penny

On 12/2/16, Becky via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
> Thanks for forwarding this.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ellen telker via Cookinginthedark
> Sent: Friday, December 2, 2016 10:51 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Cc: ellen telker
> Subject: [CnD] OT Sad News
>
> I'm sorry to be sending this, but I thought you'd want to know.  Longtime
> list member Alice Jackson has passed away, and I'm forwarding her obituary.
>
> I am going to miss her very much.  When I got out of law school and had lots
>
> of time because I didn't have a job, Alice helped me improve my cooking
> skills.  But we didn't just do cooking.  Around the holidays I still
> remember a lesson on wrapping packeages.  But we didn't just do boxes.  She
>
> showed me a lovely way to wrap a liquor bottle if it didn't come in a box.
> What a special person she was!
> Alice B. Jackson, 64, of Hamden was called home to the Lord on Sunday,
> November 20, 2016 after a brief illness. The daughter of the late Fred and
> Frances (Barnum) Jackson, Alice was blind from birth, but she did not let it
>
> stop her from living a very full and productive life.
>
> Alice was raised in Norwalk, and was one of the first disabled students to
> be "mainstreamed" in the public schools. She graduated from Norwalk High
> School and attended the University of Connecticut, where she earned a
> master's degree in social work. She had a long career with the state's
> Services for the Blind, teaching people who had lost their vision how to
> regain their independence.
>
> Alice's intelligence, grace, courage, humor and warmth brought her a wide
> circle of devoted friends. She was a capable advocate for the disabled all
> her adult life, serving as president of her local Lion's Club, and active at
>
> both the state and national level in organizations for the blind.
>
> Alice was extremely musical. She sang in the children's choir at St. Paul's
>
> church, and in her teens she gained widespread recognition for her heartfelt
>
> interpretations of folk songs, accompanying herself on the guitar. Later she
>
> studied voice and often lent her fine lyric soprano to classical
> performances in the area.
>
> Alice was also a talented cook. All of her friends and family looked forward
>
> to her Christmas cookies each year. She was an accomplished knitter and
> crocheter, an avid reader, a technology enthusiast and a lifelong cat
> lover.
>
> Alice's life was strongly rooted in faith. She was an active member of St.
> Peter's Episcopal Church in Cheshire where she sang in the choir for many
> years. She studied faith healing so that she could minister to those in
> physical or emotional pain, and became a powerful "prayer warrior," praying
>
> each day for healing and peace for our troubled world.
>
> Alice is survived by her three brothers, Fred (Ted) Jackson and his wife
> Vickie of Lakeland, Florida, Daniel Jackson and his wife Mary of Ridgefield,
>
> and John Jackson and his wife Emily of Milford; her sister, June Jackson of
>
> Edmonds, Washington; as well as many nieces and nephews.
>
> Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial service for Alice on
>
> Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:00am at St. Peters Episcopal Church,
> Cheshire. Visitation with Alice's family will take place on Friday, December
>
> 9, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, Hamden.
> Interment will be private.
>
> Memorial donations in Alice's name may be made to the Lion's Club at
> www.lcif.org, or the American Federation of the Blind, 2 Penn Plaza, Suite
> 1102, New York, NY 10121 or St. Peter's Church, 59 Main St., Cheshire, CT
> 06410. To share a condolence with Alice's family please visit
> www.beecherandbennett.com.
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