April 24, 1940 - February 26, 2018
PAMELA SUE JACKSON
was born on April 24, 1940, in Goodland, Kansas to Lucille Roberts Close
and Donald Clarence Close.
on February 26, 2018 in Austin Texas.
was a civil engineer with the Rock Island Railroad and mother was an
elementary school teacher.
family moved many times with her fatherís job and Pam attended public
schools in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. She graduated from
Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas and became an Air Force
wife with constant moves remaining a way of life.
graduated from Southwest Texas University with a BS in English.
year later she completed the necessary courses to receive a Masters in
Reading and a second Masters in Education Management.
was on the Deanís List each semester and was selected to "Whose
Who in America" and a member of Delta Kappa Pi. It
is no surprise that Pam met her husband, Tom, in Graduate School.
have a blended family consisting of four boys and two girls.
and Jon live and work in Austin, Skip lives in League City, Thom Jr.
lives in London, England, Lori lives in Austin, and Linda lives in
has nine grandchildren and five great granddaughters.
was active in the First United Methodist Church and the Wedding Ring
Sunday School Class.
of her adult life was spent teaching grades 3-8 in the Austin
Independent Schools until retirement for health reasons in 1994.
teacher she was honored by TRACO with the Scholar Award for Excellence
in Teaching. She
taught classes at Southwest Texas University as well as Sunday School,
Vacation Bible School, and Adult Classes.
and Pam loved to travel the world and experience the wonders of Godís
special world. As
her health began to decline she worked hard to maintain an active life
with church and family.
family wishes to thank the wonderful doctors at ADC and the nursing
staff at Saint David Medical Center North for the outstanding care and
devotion shown to Pam during her last days.
Arline on Four East is a saint.
Services will be conducted by McCurdy Funereal Home in Lockhart, Texas
with grave side services at Clear Fork Cemetery, Lockhart, Texas at
10:00 on March 2, 2018. A
Memorial Service will be conducted at First United Methodist Church,
Austin, Texas on March 3, 2018 at 2:00.
lieu of flowers donations may be made to First United Methodist Church