1956 – 2021
Kanab, UT – Our beloved Aunt, cousin, and friend Jerri Jackson, peacefully passed away on December 21, 2021 after a short illness. She was born on March 15, 1956, to Lewis Devon and Ellen Glazier Jackson in Kanab, Utah.
After graduating from high school, Jerri became a licensed beautician. She moved to Salt Lake City when she was 21 years old and started working as a seamstress, following in her mom’s footsteps. While as a seamstress she worked for Black Diamond clothing and then Beehive Clothing. She then went on to work for OC Tanners until her father passed away, then she moved back to Kanab, to take care of her elderly mother. She was a very devoted daughter to her mom and did many activities with her. She loved doings crafts, making beautiful stain glass looking butterflies, jewelry and dish clothes. She loved sharing her crafts with many friends and family.
Jerri was an active member of the LDS Church holding many callings throughout her life. Her favorite callings were working in the nursery spending time with little kids. She treated them with lots of love and attention. She also was a very devoted visiting teacher. She went thru the Saint George Temple taking out her endowments accompanied by her sister.
Jerri became an aunt at 4 years old so she was more like an older sister to many of us nieces and nephews. We all looked up to her. She loved spending time with them, doing crafts projects and taking them on many adventures when she was young. After moving to Salt Lake City she spend a lot of time with her sister Jacki and brother-in-law Jess and their 3 children. She took them to many movies, lunches and park activities. She had sporty red Pontiac that she loved and took us on many trips in. She was very devoted to her family while in Salt Lake making sure she did not miss any of our birthdays and activities. She always made us feel so special and loved.
After moving back to Kanab to help her mom, she started working for Glaziers in there deli. She then went on to work at two different hotels preparing the continental breakfasts for all the bus tours. She said that it was always interesting to find out all the places that they were from, most of them were from other countries. She then went to work for Honey’s in the deli until the time of her death. Her first day there was on her birthday. She was a dedicated employee who spent a lot of time serving people and making them feel special. She made some of the best crab and chicken salad for the deli. While working she had many health issues but continued to be devoted to serving others. She will be missed by many.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Ellen, father, Devon, sister, Jacki, brother, John and brother Eddie. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Mosdell Mortuary (676 South Highway 89A) from 1-2 pm. Afterwards a memorial service will be held from 2-3 pm where friends and loved ones will be able to share special memories of Jerri. Interment will be held at a later date at Kanab City Cemetery.
The Memorial Service will be broadcast online starting about 10 minutes prior to the service. You are welcome to attend and watched the online broadcast through the links below.
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My sincere condolences to Jerri’s family. I first met Jerri many years ago in Kanab while I worked in the bakery at Glazier’s. She was a pistol for sure (in a good way!), and I loved how she was just who she was! I always enjoyed seeing her when she moved to the deli at Honey’s, Even though I had only known her from working with her- I know in my heart that Jerri is one of those people who are the real deal. RIP, Jerri, thank you for being a true you.❤️
Jerri & I were ministers together for this last year &I was her visiting teacher for quite a few years. She is a very good friend with a strong testimony of the Savior & I am sure she is sharing her talents & love for the Savior &:everyone ON THE OTHER SIDE.
Ina Mae (Tait) Brinkerhoff