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Obituary: Nancy Sue Jackson

Memorial services for Nancy Sue Jackson, 76, of Cortez, Colo., will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cortez.

Nancy Sue Jackson passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, Colo., after a brief illness. She was born the daughter of Ruth and LeRoy Coffenberry on March 10, 1935, in North Terre Haute, Ind.

On Dec. 29, 1952, in Vincennes, Ind., Nancy married Richard M. Jackson. She and Richard recently celebrated 59 years of marriage. Nancy had retired from Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Ariz. The couple moved to the Cortez area 11 years ago. Nancy became a volunteer at the Cortez Cultural Center and was a member of Harmony Club, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Trinity Lutheran Church. She loved riding motorcycles with her husband and traveling worldwide. In her time at home, she enjoyed quilting and gardening. Nancy was extremely proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchild and loved them deeply.

Nancy leaves behind her husband, Richard "Dick" Jackson of Cortez; daughter Sally Day and husband Michael of Prescott; son Richard Jay Jackson and wife Annette of Cortez; sister Mary Ann Heck of Lebanon, Ind.; her grandchildren, Michele, Ben and Ryan; and great-grandson Robert "RJ."

Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.

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