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Agnes Patricia Jackson

August 20, 1925 - August 31, 2022

Agnes Patricia Young Jackson was born on August 20, 1925 in Vermillion County, Illinois to parents, Oscar Emmett Young and Elizabeth Wood Keys Young. She spoke so fondly of being raised on their humble farm and shared often the stories and antics that followed. After marrying, she and her husband subscribed to 3 random small city’s newspapers to plan their next move. After months of reading the Chronicle, they decided on Spokane, Washington to lay down new roots. They moved from the Midwest with their three children, Allan, Steve, and Kathy. Two more children, Scott and Bruce, came after the move. After twenty-three years of marriage, she divorced her husband and raised the younger children as a single mother, practically unheard of at that time. She was a long-time employee of the Historic Crescent Department store in downtown starting in the 1960’s and worked her way up to department manager of the Infants and Children’s and Foundations Departments before retiring in the late 80’s. She always wore stylish clothes and ever looked and acted the role of a top professional in her field. She had 12 grandchildren, who she enjoyed time spent having tea parties (she loved her tea and collected tea sets and pots), doing puzzles and introducing them to Peter, Paul and Mary. She loved hosting Christmas at her home, where the family would gather and listen to Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer while snacking on her secret recipe of homemade caramel corn. She loved to sew and every person she knew was gifted with one of her treasured themed quilts. She found joy in the antics of her many cats through the years, and her table was usually covered in crossword and jigsaw puzzles. In addition to the grandchildren, she also had 16 great-grandchildren that she loved to hear what everyone was up to, until her memory started to slip and confusion would set in. Once the grandchildren planned a party to all go and visit at once, and it quickly turned into a surprise party as she forgot they were showing up! Everyone got a good chuckle out of that. She had mentioned how her mother was coming to her frequently in her dreams and that she felt surely this must mean her own time was coming near. But she lived another 10 years, “more than she ever expected to” and it made her a little feisty in her later years, understandably so. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings: Frank and Emmett Young and Mary Kellerhals; her eldest son Allan Jackson, a granddaughter, a grandson and a great-grandson. She passed away August 31, 2022 at 97 years and 11 days old. A life well lived and well-loved.

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