Marlene Frances Jackson

December 15, 1935 - May 11, 2016

Marlene Frances Jackson

December 15, 1935 - May 11, 2016


Marlene Frances Jackson, age 80, went to be with her Lord on May 11, 2016 in Blaine, WA with family at her side. She was born on Dec. 15, 1935 in Index, WA to Vernon and Josephine Miller. As a child her family moved to Ferndale where she attended school. Marlene graduated from Bellingham High. In 1955 she married Robert Jackson and they raised 4 children together. Marlene and Robert were entrepreneurs, with Marlene running the books for their various businesses, The Fisherman’s Market, The Shrimp Shack, Harbor House Restaurant, and BJ’s Harbor House. Marlene’s favorite thing to do was spending time with family and friends, whether a brief visit, a large function or gathering, or on vacations together. She also enjoyed spending time in her flower garden. Marlene was preceded in death in 1991 by her daughter Laurie Lee Jackson York. She is survived by her husband, daughter Kerri Newton, sons Robert L. (Kimberly) Jackson & Jeff (Janet) Jackson, brothers Leroy (Audrey) Miller & Dennis Miller, and sister Beverly Miller, 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday May 20, 12:00pm at Moles Farewell Tributes – Greenacres, 5700 Northwest Dr., Ferndale. Following the funeral service, a Celebration of Life will be held at the American Legion Post 7 in Bellingham from 1:00 – 5:00pm. Marlene’s family would like to extend and extra special thank you to the staff at Good Samaritan Society – Stafholt in Blaine for the extra, over-the-top care they provided. Please share your memories of Marlene at

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: May 20, 2016 (No Time)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Greenacres
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Dr Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: May 20, 2016 (No Time)
  • Venue: American Legion Post 7
  • Location: 1688 W BAKERVIEW RD Bellingham, WA 98226 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to Marlene Frances Jackson

  1. My dear friend Marlene,
    I have asked so many times about you and wished I could have visited you. Just remembering back to all the good times we had at the Beauty shop, during our social hours, and the times we shared with our kids and how we always took turns bringing our girls to different fnctions and events. I’ve missed you through out the past years and thought of you often. I will always cherish the times we shared, along with our families. Our condolences go out to Bob and the family. Bless you all….

    This is not a goodye, it’s see you later…until we meet again. May you rest in peace my dear friend. Give our Laurie Lee a hug from us.

    Love from the Finkbonner family.

  2. Marlene,
    Where do I start? I was so sad to hear of your passing today in my own selfish way, but at the same time I couldn’t be more at peace to know there is no more suffering and no more pain…You are now rejoicing with your family in the heavens and dancing with the lord.

    I have always considered you one of my second moms growing up. I’ve thought of you often since my best friend, Laurie Lee crossed over and have always had a prayer in my heart for you. I will forever cherish the memories of that small piece of my life I spent with you. Memories that will be instilled in my heart always and forever. Thank you for being a part of my life. This is now your time….Journey well mom Marlene and give my best friend a big hug from me… Until thst day when we meet again, Rest in paradise with lots of love. <3

    To Bob and family--- Sorry I didn't make it to the service today. I will keep you all in my prayers. Sending each of you my condolences, peace, love and blessings.

    Julie Finkbonner

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