Roxann “Roxie” Jackson died August 21, 2018 at home with family and friends caring for her after a two year battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer at the age of 63 years.
Roxie was born on November 17, 1954 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston to parents, Leo and Helen Koffler.
She attended school in Echo for 12 years, graduating in the class of 1973. During her school years she organized and taught Roxie’s Rockettes, a grade school drill team.
She was proud of her Echo roots and recently organized, with others, Team Echo, an alumni coffee group to re-connect Echo alumni.
She married Duane Jackson in February of 1989 in Hermiston. Duane and Roxie raised Roxie’s two daughters, Emili and Becki, as well as Duane’s three children, Tanya, Dustin and Hallie. They were blessed with a daughter, Rachael, in their first year of marriage.
Roxie was proud of completing an AA degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in health care while raising a family. Her working career was one spent caring for those with mental illness and disabilities. She retired from Columbia River Ranch several years ago.
Roxie is survived by her husband, Duane, in Stanfield, daughter Becki in Kennewick, daughter Emili (Brian) in Oak Harbor, daughter Rachael (Kris) in Stanfield, son Dustin in Lebanon, daughter Tayna (Amelia) in Spokane and daughter Hallie (Josh) in Boardman as well as 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is also survived by siblings Mike (Fely) in San Diego, Mona in Hermiston and George (Debbie) in Hermiston.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Cindy.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Vange John memorial Hospice.
A celebration of life service will be held Friday August 24, 2018 at 11am at the Echo Community Church. A private family graveside service will be held at the Echo Cemetery, Echo, Oregon.
Please sign the online condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.