Alta Yvonne Jackson, 88, of McAlester, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her residence.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery with Oben Weeks officiating. Service arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service.
Alta was born February 24, 1926 in Mount Judea, Arkansas, the youngest daughter of William Greenberry and Matti Mae (Spears) Greenhaw. As a child, her family moved to Ashland, Oklahoma where she graduated from school. After graduation, she married W.J. “Louie” Jackson on April 8, 1944 in McAlester.
Louie was serving in the United States Navy during World War II at Long Beach, California, so the family moved to be near him. After he received his honorable discharge they moved to McAlester.
Alta began her working career in McAlester as a realtor during the 1960’s and early 1970’s. She and Louie bought The Hiway Lodge and McHoma Lodge in McAlester. She continued to operate the hotel and restaurant until 1997 when she decided to retire.
After her retirement, she enjoyed to travel and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the North Town Church of Christ.
She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law: Jan & Jack Inman of McAlester; granddaughters & spouses: Lounette Inman & Steve Gragg of McAlester, Kristi & Alvin Curtis of McAlester, Stacy & Norman McAlester of McAlester.
Also, great-grandchildren: Shelby Davis of St. Louis, Missouri; Emma Gragg of Ft. Gibson, Gunner Tarron of McAlester, Megan McAlester of McAlester, Sydney Tarron of McAlester, Jake McAlester of McAlester, Judd McAlester of McAlester; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: W.J. “Louie” Jackson; and three sisters: Elma Vieux, LaVern Vieux, and Aileen Greenhaw.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Jackson’s grandchildren.