Evelyn Louise Jackson

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Evelyn Louise Jackson, 82, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 1, 2017, in Seattle, Washington, from complications of COPD.

Evelyn was born October 5, 1934, in Anadarko, Oklahoma, to the late Charlie Hileman and Winona (Sinsentaffar) Harrelson.

She was preceded in death by her older sister, Ruth Bogle and older brother, Wilbur “Buddy” Hileman.

Evelyn married Luther “Wayne” Jackson on June 9, 1951, and they were married for 27 years before divorcing in 1979.

She and Wayne lived in many places, including Mississippi, Spokane, Washington, Phoenix, Arizona, and Sacramento, California, before settling in Fort Collins, Colorado, to build their own business, The Dog House boarding kennel.

Evelyn returned to Oklahoma, in 1985, to be near her sister, brothers, and their families.

She moved to Seattle, Washington, in the spring of 2012, to be near her daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters.

Evelyn is survived by two children, Dana (Mark) Cochran of Seattle, Washington, and Dan Jackson of Wellington, Colorado; brothers, Joe, Gary, and Kenny Hileman of Cordell, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Emily and Holly Cochran, and John Jackson; sister-in-law, Debbi Jackson Leff of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

At her request, Evelyn will be laid to rest with her mother in Sentinel, Oklahoma, at a later date.

A celebration of her life will be held in Oklahoma, prior to her burial.

She will be remembered by her family and so many others for her positive outlook, quick with, sense of humor and her ability to strike up a conversation with anyone around her.

The family requests memorial donations be made to either the COPD Foundation or any no-kill animal shelter.

Donations can be made online at www.copdfoundation.org (http://www.copdfoundation.org) or mailed to: COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Miami, Florida 33134.

Evelyn’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Evergreen Hospice, Northwest Hospital, and Drs. Richard Granger, Courtney Greene, and Daniel Wilkinson.