Ruth F. Jackson, 94, a former resident of Skenesborough Harbor Apartments, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at Misty Heather Morn Community Care Center in Hydeville, Vt.
Born on December 11, 1912 in Huletts Landing on Lake George, she was the daughter of the late Harland and Mabel (Belden) Foote.
Ruth graduated from Whitehall High School in 1929. During World War II, she worked for Shrader Valve Co. in Brooklyn as a diving equipment technician and expeditor. She also worked for Bush Terminal as expeditor for torpedo computers for the Brazilian Navy in Brooklyn. After marrying William Jackson, she worked in the family business “Jackson & Bossing Service Co.” and their travel agency business. In 1957, she became owner of Northern Specialty, a manufacturer of fishing lures until she sold the business in 1976. Later, she worked for many years for Barber’s Clothing Store in Whitehall.
Ruth was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star #663 of Whitehall and was a past Matron of the Eastern Star in 1952.
Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed a night out playing bingo and cards and also enjoyed knitting and spending time at the “Lake”.
Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her first husband, Vernon Young, whom she married in 1929, and also her second husband, William E. Jackson, who she marrried in 1949 and who passed away in 1991. She is also predeceased by two sons, infant Vernon Young, who died in 1931, and John Young, who died in 2006; two sisters, Frances Rooke and Kay Foote and two brothers, Gordon Foote and Earle Foote.
She is survived by one son, Bruce Young and his wife, Sue, of Huletts Landing; her daughter in-law, Felicia; two step daughters, Barbara Winn and her husband, John, and Daphne Parry and her husband, Ray; four grandchildren, Carl Young and his wife, Carol of Albany, Pamela Hart and her husband, Donald, of Whitehall, Debbie Smith and her husband, Richard, of Basking Ridge, N.J., and Beth Kascenska and her husband, John of Lyndonville, Vt.; many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, step grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was conducted on Monday, October 8 at at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams Street, Whitehall, New York with Daniel McGhee, Pastor of the Grace Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was at Greenmount Cemetery in Whitehall.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Ruth’name to the Skenesborough E. M. S., P. O. Box 333, Whitehall, NY 12887, or the Skenesborough First Responders, P. O. Box 338, Whitehall, NY 12887.