The Woodward News

Obituaries

February 3, 2014

Lily Diana Hays Jackson

Woodward, Okla. — Lily Diana Hays Jackson was born to Russell and Juanita Hays on April 6, 1943, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and passed from this life on January 31, 2014, at Integris Bass Baptist Hospital, Enid, Oklahoma.  She was reared by her mother in Tulsa, where she attended public schools, graduating from Will Rogers High School in 1961.  She attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas where she graduated in 1965 with a B.A. in Business Studies.  After graduation she worked for Dr. Joe Pryor, at Harding, and then taught school at Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas.

She returned to Tulsa to help her mother.  While teaching at Will Rogers High School, she met her future husband, Joe L. Jackson, a student at Tulsa University, College of Law.  They were married July 29, 1969, and Matthew C. Jackson and Travis F. Jackson were born to them.

She moved to Shattuck, Oklahoma, in 1975, and became Joe’s Legal Secretary in Arnett, Oklahoma.  When Joe became the Associate District Judge of Ellis County, she returned to school and obtained a M.A. in Library Science from NWOSU, Alva.

She leaves her husband, Joe L. Jackson, her son CDR Matthew C. Jackson, USN and Stacy Jackson of Ridgecrest, California, and Travis F. Jackson and his partner Stephen Friedfeld of Boston, Massachusetts, two grandchildren, Riley and Macy, one sister, Ann Tognazzinni, of South San Francisco, California, nieces Laurie E. Hays Thompson and Doug Thompson of Arnett, Oklahoma, Anita and Steve Maxwell, of Half Moon Bay, California, and numerous other relatives, in-laws, and friends.

Lily was a life-long member of the Church of Christ, having accepted her Lord after attending a Billy Graham Rally in her youth.

Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Food Bank, 3355 Purdue Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73137 in her honor.

   

Funeral services will be held Tuesday,  February 4, 2014 at the Church of Christ in Shattuck, OK at 10:00 a.m. with Allen Everett officiating. Interment will be Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at  Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, OK with the Mason Funeral Home of Shattuck in charge of arrangements.

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