Almost the Christmas baby, Patricia Anne Krussell Jackson was born late on December 24, 1936 in Traverse City, Michigan. “Pat” joined Our Lord on September 8, 2021 from her residence at Arden Courts, San Antonio, Texas. Pat graduated from Traverse City High School after which she married Larry K. Jackson and moved to Fairborn, Ohio. Pat later completed a dental assistant program at Kelly AFB, Texas. She worked as a periodontal assistant for a number of years in San Antonio. Pat enjoyed a life time of travel as a military wife and later in retirement. During retirement Pat travelled the United States and usually summered in her original home Traverse City, Michigan.
Pat served our Lord through her continuous faith as a lifetime member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. She maintained membership throughout her years at differing neighborhood Lutheran Churches. She is currently a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Blanco, Texas.
Additionally, she served in the VFW 9174 Ladies Auxiliary as president; and, advisor to the Junior Girls Unit. Teaching the importance of patriotism and volunteerism the girls served WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans at the local VA Hospital. Tied to both Church and veteran’s services, Pat escorted youth Sunday School Classes to Wilford Hall Medical Center connecting with injured Vietnam Veterans.
Pat was a typical frontier woman as she loved to sew, quilt, and garden. She sewed clothing for her children, curtains for the windows, and quilts for all family members. She worked on their San Antonio ranch raising border collies, chickens, vegetables and melons. She was known to repair fences, paint barn siding, and mow acres of grass. Pat was a horse woman raising numerous foals and taught many children horsemanship through 4-H Programs.
Pat is survived by her children Jean Lorraine (Charles Olinger), Alisa Sue (Elroy McIntyre), Lydia Renee (Randall Hicks), Linda Marie Price, Sherry Anne (Jon Weltz) and Larry Keith, Jr (Geoi Jackson) and her baby sister Roberta (Bobbie) Whaley. She proudly told everyone about her thirteen (13) grandchildren, nineteen (19) great-grandchildren, and two (2) great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Pat was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Larry K. Jackson, Sr. Also, her mother Margery Alice George and father Robert Krussell; her sisters, Dora Jean Willis, Francis Lappo, Nancy Shay, Charlene Gleason, and brothers Sonny and Don Lappo.
Celebration of Pat’s life will be at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas, Pavilion 5 on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 10:45 am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Disabled American Veterans’ Organization or the charity of choice.
The family would like to thank all of the professionals who have entered Pat’s life providing care in the last two years. Pat drifted away from her family and friends due to symptoms from dementia. Kelly G. Cowan, M.D. provided immeasurable understanding, support and care keeping Pat comfortable through the difficult times. The staff of Arden Courts of San Antonio, amidst Covid-19 threats, were attentive and caring as they worked with Pat daily in her last year and a half. Additionally, St. Gabriel’s Hospice provided care and comfort during the past year as Patricia began her journey to eternity. Pat’s final travels are being orchestrated and arranged by the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home, Kerrville, Texas.