Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Glen Jackson, age 81, formerly of Lenox, who passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Des Moines was held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Visitation was one hour prior to services. Interment at the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials may be given in his name. Memories may be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Glen Andrew Jackson was one of 15 children born on March 15, 1938, the son of Orren Jackson and Abena (Gronwald) Jackson in Sheridan, Missouri. He grew up attending school in Sheridan, graduating with the Class of 1956. Right after graduation, Glen signed up to be a Marine. On April 4, 1959, he was united in marriage to Maria Consuelo Alvarez in Tijuana, Mexico. The couple moved to San Diego, California in 1963, and in 1969 they moved to Blockton, eventually settling in Lenox in 1971. Two daughters were born to bless their lives, Irma and Patti.
Glen worked at Totes for many years. He and Maria enjoyed traveling in their younger years to Mexico, San Diego and Europe. After Maria’s death in 2011, Glen moved to Des Moines to be closer to his daughter Patti.
Left to cherish Glen’s memory are his two daughters, Irma Jacobs and Art Porras of Merced, California; Patti Weaver and husband Delvin of Des Moines, Iowa; a son-in-law, Steven Jacobs of Paulden, Arizona; four brothers, Richard Jackson; Bill Jackson and wife Karen; Eldon Jackson and wife Marilyn; and Douglas Jackson and wife Wilma; two sisters, Lillie Scheller and Betty Mackie; four grandchildren, Eric French, David French, Michael Jacobs and Lori Jacobs; step-grandchildren, Nikki Norberg and Craig Weaver; fourteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Glen in death are his parents Orren and Abena Jackson; five brothers, James, Harry, Lawrence, Donald and Leroy; three sisters, Ella Mae, Mary Ann and Daisy; and his loving wife Marie in June of 2011.
May Glen be at peace in God’s loving care.