Linda Parks Jackson

Linda Parks Jackson

Linda Parks Jackson

Linda Parks Jackson, 57, of Duvall, WA, and formerly of Seldovia, AK, passed away peacefully at home the evening of April 12, 2009 with her entire family by her side. She is survived by her husband of almost 37 years, Ken (Ole) Jackson; son, Quinn of Everett and daughter Leah and her partner, Nelly Blanco of San Francisco, CA.    A small Celebration of Life gathering will be held the afternoon of Thursday, April 16 at the Jackson home in Duvall.




Linda was born February 9th, 1952 in Seattle, WA and was the middle of five children.  Her family moved to Seldovia in 1966 where her father was a commercial fisherman.  She graduated from Seldovia High School in 1970.  Linda and Ole married on April 30, 1972 and lived in Seldovia until 1981 at which time they moved to the Everett area where they raised their two children.  She attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where she refined her natural artistic abilities. 


In the 90’s, she worked at the Lynwood Nordstrom Rack for several years and most recently, co-owned and operated the Rushlight Candle Company with her best friend, Cathy Seville.  Linda’s greatest love was being with her family and friends whether that was a family trip to Hawaii to visit her parents, a get-together with ‘the girls’ to celebrate a birthday or a barbeque with the whole gang in the backyard.  Linda loved her husband, son and daughter beyond measure and their love for her was returned in kind. She was a beautiful woman with a stunning smile; she put on many delicious and hilarious parties and was a fabulous cook; she had a lightness of spirit and an infectious laugh.  She will best be remembered for her warmth, kind heart and love of life.  She drew people to her like a magnet … her friends adored her.


In addition to her husband and children, she is survived by her parents, Jack and Rosie Parks of Pukalani, Maui, HI, her brother Tom and his wife Marcia Parks, sister Sue Parks, and brother Mike Parks and his partner, Sue Beck, all of the Seattle area and sister Jackie and her husband Bruce Coffelt of St. Johns, MI.  She was the aunt of Tricia Parks-Alseth, Jeff and Joe Parks, Ryan Parks, all of the Seattle area, and Jared and Malia Coffelt of St. Johns, MI.  She will be greatly missed by the Jackson’s close circle of friends: Cathy and John Seville, Cindy and Tim Callahan, Robin  and Danny Warren, Frank and Chris Kashevarof, and their beloved family pets, Auggie, Bubba, Boggie and Roxy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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