Mrs. Margaret Anne “Marmie” Jackson of Madison, WI, died peacefully on December 28, 2018 at the age of 93 at Reflections in Green Bay, WI, surrounded by her loving family.
Marmie was born to the late Edward and Margaret (Bolzell) Morse on July 14, 1925 in Lancaster WI, the youngest of 5 children. Her childhood was spent playing along the shores of Lake Mendota and she attended both Lancaster and Madison West High Schools. As a student at UW-Madison she was a Delta Gamma Sorority sister, making lifelong friendships. She was a member of PEO. She married the love of her life, Robert Doster Jackson, shortly after he returned from his service in WWII in 1944. Marmie and Bob shared 58 loving years together before he passed away in 2002. A talented pianist and teacher, Marmie played Christmas carols for the residents at Reflections, even in the last weeks of her life. Marmie had a deep love and respect for nature, botany, geology and being in the outdoors. She loved telling the story of planting rows of the now mature trees in the Arboretum in the 1940’s. Her first love was always to her family, raising her seven children. Marmie jumped at the chance to spend time having fun with her immediate and extended Morse/Jackson families.
Marmie was passionate about life and often conveyed this passion through her poetry writing: "I look up from my paper and see a scimitar of moon, glowing in pearl-like white, making its claim on the dusk"~Beholder of Beauty ~Margaret Anne Jackson, 2008.
Marmie is survived by her 7 children: Robert J. of Madison, WI, Michael M. (Laurie) of Topeka, KS, Elizabeth C. (Daniel) Spielmann of New Franken, WI, Julie A. (Walter Potter) of Austin, TX, E. Jonathan (Jennifer) of Cassville, WI, Peter C. (Todd Costello) of Madison, WI and Margaret H. (Randall) Meder of Green Bay, WI; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and their families.
Marmie was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Evan Meder and Kurt Spielmann; a daughter-in-law, Mary; 2 brothers, Robert (Vi) and Edward (Peggy) Morse; 2 sisters, Mary North and Helen (Pat) Paterick and three special nieces and nephew, Margie Clapp, Jerry North, and Sara Sholtes.
Funeral services will be held at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church (6205 University Avenue, Madison, WI), Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11 AM. Burial will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery (1 Speedway Road, Madison, WI) at a later date. Newcomer-Green Bay Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to UW-Madison Arboretum https://arboretum.wisc.edu/get-involved/donate/. Mail-in donations may be made out to UW-Madison Arboretum, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711.
Marmie's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Reflections and Moraine Ridge and SouthernCare Hospice for their excellent care and support.
"Goodnight sweet mother, until we meet again, our hearts ache, but we are comforted by your continuing presence within all of us."
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