Paulina Jackson, 90, of Creston, entered eternal rest Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at Homestead Assisted Living in Creston. Family will receive friends 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Creston. The Rosary will be prayed at 2:30 p.m. and a committal service will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Creston.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Paulina Ruth Jackson was born in the home of her parents, Harold Lee and Helen Fern Anita (Houchin) Hayes, near Corning, Iowa, in Adams County. Paulina was raised on the farm and educated in the Corning schools, graduating from Corning High School with the class of 1951.
She married Charles William Woods and the couple were blessed with four children: Charles, Steve, Anthony and Teresa. While raising her children, Paulina was a homemaker and loved being home taking care of her family. Paulina and Charles would later divorce. In 1966, Paulina married Douglas Jackson and the couple moved to Creston. Douglas later adopted all four of Paulina’s children, helping to raise them as his own.
Beginning in 1972, Paulina began working outside the home and was employed at Easters Super Value in Creston, where she worked mostly as a cashier. In 1979, Paulina received her bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. Paulina retired when Easters closed in the early 1990s. Following retirement, Paulina volunteered many hours helping various organizations in the area. She was active in promoting women’s rights and active in the Democratic Party. Paulina was a national delegate to the Democratic Convention in 1972. Being an opinionated woman, Paulina was never shy about expressing her beliefs. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Paulina is survived by her four children: Charlie (Beckie) Jackson of Creston, Steve (Rebecca) Jackson of Huntersville, North Carolina, Tony (Melissa) Jackson of South Elgin, Illinois, and Teresa Jackson of Creston. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Paulina was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Douglas Jackson in 2021; her two brothers: Fred and Ed Hayes and her parents.