The Duncan Banner


January 29, 2014

Wanda Alene Jackson

Dec. 31, 1935 — Jan. 28, 2014

DUNCAN — Wanda Alene Jackson, 78, of Duncan traded her earthly dwelling place for her eternal home Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She passed in peace and was surrounded by the ones she loved.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Ray of Hope Church with pastor Mike McCord and Dow Pannell officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in the Allen Cemetery, Allen, under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Wanda was born Dec. 31, 1935, in Allen, to Lonnie L. and Cara Jane Wilkerson Blankenship. She married Olen E. Jackson on July 10, 1957, in Fresno, Calif. She was a cosmetician for many years in Tulsa, and enjoyed helping women look and feel their best while using her trade to witness to them about the changing power of Christ’s love. She was a member of Ray of Hope Church and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Wanda is survived by her husband of almost 57 years, Olen of the home; two children: Jackie Patterson and husband Mike of Duncan, and Marty Jackson and wife Ruth of Newcastle; a brother, L.C. Blankenship and wife Wanda of Allen; three sisters: Evelyn and J.R. Davis of Fresno, Calif., Doris Scott of Ada, and Carolyn Henderson of Allen; and three grandchildren: Aja Patterson, Seth Patterson and Caleb Patterson, all of Oklahoma City.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Andrew Blankenship and Bobby Blankenship; and two sisters: Florence Boyd and Viola Herring.

Pallbearers will be Seth Patterson, Caleb Patterson, Leon Boyd, Dusty Henderson, Jake Linker and Bob Linker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chisholm Trail Hospice, PO Box 2000, Duncan, OK 73534.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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