Dorothy Ethel Jackson, 96, a resident of Gila, NM passed away Monday, July 26, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM. She was born November 8, 1924 in Silver City to George H. Cureton and Edith S. Sloan Cureton. She was raised on a ranch north of Lordsburg, NM. Dorothy attended the Lordsburg Schools and graduated there. After graduation she attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ for a year where she met and married George Jackson Sr. She was a resident of Gila, NM since 1949. She was Postmaster there for 30 years. After retiring she became a Real Estate Broker and worked with her husband George.
She is survived by three sons, George Jackson Jr., (Mayra); Thomas Jackson (Thorma) and Joe Jackson (Melba); ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George Jackson Sr., and one great grandchild.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 31 at 1-2pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapels. The funeral service will follow at 2pm with the Rev. David Goble officiating. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Fort Bayard National Cemetery on Monday, August 2 with a direct burial, no family present. Pallbearers will be Levi Jackson, Chris Webber, Ned Jackson, Shawn Hall, Stewart and Calvin Rooks. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.