Born in 1930 in Chicago, Jackie was a second generation American. Her grandparents emigrated from Sweden and settled in Wisconsin in the 1890s, where they raised 14 children. She was one of two girls born to Hazelle and George Anderson.
She moved to Cody in 1953 with her husband Ted and three children. The family was transferred to Worland in 1955 where she had her fourth boy. That year, the family was transferred to Laramie where they lived until 1971. The family was transferred to Casper in 1971 where they lived until 2011, when they moved back to Cody, the town they always considered “home.”
Jackie loved her family and friends. She enjoyed a great number of activities, mostly revolving around her family, many friends from church and volunteering for charitable organizations. Those who were blessed to know her knew her as a kind, loving, sweet and generous soul. She will be missed by so many whose lives she touched.
She is survived by Ted, her husband of 69 years; sister Shirley; three boys Greg (Shirlee), Scott and Mark (Sharon); nine grandchildren and a growing list of great-grandchildren.
Ballard Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
A memorial service will be held at the Cody Methodist Church on Monday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m.