Marla Kay Jackson

November 29, 1960 - September 30, 2017
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Marla Kay Jackson, 56, of Cordell, Oklahoma passed away on September 30th, 2017. Marla was born on November 29th, 1960 to Gordon G (Jerry) and Martha A (Alles) Kilgore in Denver, Colorado. She grew up in Milliken, Colorado, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1979. Her loves included playing volleyball, softball, and basketball. The local schools and competitions peaked her interest with frequent attendance to the games. Marla attended Ames College in Greeley, Colorado and was awarded certification as a Radiology Technician. Marla married the love of her life, Michael Jackson, in Estes Park, Colorado, on September 14, 1991. They originated their own company: Brazos Associates Inc., acting as a consulting firm for government regulations, and processing. In 2012, they returned to Cordell, and rejoined the family. Michael preceded Marla in death, early in 2015. Marla was a member of the First United Methodist Church, providing secretarial services, and leadership in mission work. She was firmly committed to the community as evidenced by her activities in the Cordell Civic Club. Marla will be missed by all who knew and loved her, including her yorkie companion, Buddy. Her quick wit and compassion surrounded her in the LIGHT.... There is a beautiful new sparkling star in the Heavens tonight!


Survivors include:
Parents: Martha Longwith & husband Gene of Cordell, OK
Gordon Kilgore & wife Joann of Milliken, CO
Brother: Gregory Kilgore & wife Wendy of Cordell, OK
Niece: Kim Hise of Greeley, CO
Mother-in-law: Dixie Jackson of Cordell, OK
Two Uncles: Gerald W. Alles & wife Pat of Greeley, CO
Bill Barranco & Family of Lisle, IL
One Aunt: Renae Prish & Family of Casper, WY
Special Friend: Amanda Lockwood of Leedey, OK
Seven step brothers and sisters
Numerous cousins and friends

Preceded in death by her husband; Michael Jackson


Service Information

Memorial
Date: October 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 am

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Gloria Idler
Greeley, CO
Jerry, Martha Ann, and Greg,
I'm so sorry about Marla. I know how very much you all loved her. She was an incredible daughter, sister, and friend . You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Brett, Amy, Rachel, and Ryan Alles
Aurora, CO
Dearest Aunt Martha, Uncle Gene, Greg, and Uncle Jerry,

Our hearts are breaking for all of you.  We can’t even imagine your amount of sorrow.

Our most sincere and deepest sympathies to you all.  Marla was special, kind, and always good to us when we got together as kids.  We’re sure that’s the way she’s always been and will always be.  We are all so blessed that we got to spend time with Marla.

Please know we are thinking of you.  You are in our thoughts, our prayers, and musings of good times spent together long ago.

Aunt Martha, you are so loved.  A heartfelt smile and warm embrace awaits you when we are together again.
Liddy Lindsey
Columbus, OH
Marla was one of the best friends I ever had. Even extended miles could never dim our friendship. I look forward to seeing her again when my life journey here on earth is finished
To the family I offer my condolences and remind you that God loves you!
Sue Durham
Edgewater, FL
I am so very sorry to learn of Marla's passing.  I worked with her at the Urology Clinic, Greeley, CO and she was always so bubbly and made a room light up when she walked in.  Again, I'm sorry for your loss, she was way to young to pass on.
Sue Durham
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