Clara Elizabeth Jackson, née Cross passed away suddenly at home on November 10, 2023 at age 56.
Born on July 20, 1967 in Florida to Don and Marolyn Cross, who were from Oklahoma and Utah. Don Cross worked nearby at Cape Kennedy in the Aerospace industry. Clara was the youngest of three children with her sister Cheryl and her brother, Victor. She lived in Florida until she was 6 years old, when the family moved to the Washington DC area. When Clara was 10, she moved with her Dad to the LA suburbs. After her Dad was transferred to Alaska, she went to live with her Uncle Joe Shull and Aunt Sandy and their family nearby in Valinda, California.
Clara was involved in drama and choir in high school. She had a lot of friends and was active in the church youth group. The family moved to Kirkland, Washington in 1984 where Clara graduated from Juanita High School in 1985. She attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, where she was pledged to Lambda Delta Sigma Sorority. She served an 18 month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy from September 1988 to the Spring of 1990. After she returned home, she met her husband, Rick Jackson, at a young adult group in the summer of 1990. They were happily married for eternity in the Seattle Temple on Dec. 27, 1990.
While she and Rick were attending college at the University of Utah, Clara worked at various jobs. Their beloved son Brandon was born on September 21, 1996. Clara graduated from the University of Utah with a psychology degree in June 1997. The family moved to Kirkland Washington, where she was a home-maker and devoted mother. Clara and Rick taught a primary CTR class together. She is survived by her husband Rick, her son, Brandon, her sister Cheryl, and brother Victor. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
The memorial will be held December 2nd, 2023 at 10 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 7910 NE 132nd St., Kirkland, WA, 98034 and will be laid to rest at the Kirkland Cemetery at noon.
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