A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held at New Hope Community Church in Cambridge at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 22 with a visitation beginning at 8 am. Pastries and coffee to follow.
As this is a celebration, we ask that you dress in colorful and comfortable clothing.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to New Hope Community Church or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Linda Lo Jackson was born October 4, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Emmett and Mary Lynne Barrett. She was raised in West Lafayette where she graduated from West Lafayette High School. Her time in West Lafayette made her a lifelong Purdue fan. It was there that she met her beloved Jed. They were married August 20, 1955. They lived and raised their family in various places in the Midwest. Linda’s husband passed away in 2002. It was at this time that she moved to Cambridge, Minnesota to be with family. Linda loved serving others and she took full advantage of that in Cambridge. Linda actively volunteered at New Hope Community Church, The Shalom Shop, Gracepoint Crossing, and the Pregnancy Resource Center. She loved being a member of the PEO Sisterhood for the past 45 years. Linda enjoyed the sound of birds in the morning, time spent on the water and taking walks with her dog Whimsy. Her greatest passion was spending time with children. Linda was a teacher at Gray Mare Nursery School for 21 years in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that brought her the most joy. Linda will be lovingly remembered by her four children: Jill (Dan) Nolan, Jeff (Cynthia) Jackson, Cherie (Bill) Berg, and Randy (Jules) Jackson, brother Richard (Sue) Barrett and niece Amanda (Ken) Rice. Grandchildren: Nicole (Kabe), Sarah (Kris), Adam, Annie, Jamey, Emma, Kelly, Megan (Max), Ethan, Abby, Gracie, Katelyn, and Mira, as well as her great grandchildren, Finn and Charlotte. The morning after our mom’s passing during a boat ride on the lake, we watched a bald eagle soaring overhead. We would like to think this was our sign of our mom’s spirit. God bless.