Marjorie Bishop Jackson
Nov. 7, 1920 – July 26, 2009
Alexander Jackson III
Sept. 25, 1921- June 7, 2008
July 24, 2010, Hazel Reimer of Pewaukee was joined by family members at
Prairie Home Cemetery to remember and lay to rest the final remains of her
sister, Marjorie Bishop Jackson, and her husband of 64 years, Alex
Jackson, both of Moorestown, N.J.
Marjorie was born in Waukesha, graduated in 1938 from Waukesha High School
and subsequently from Carroll College. Alex Jackson was from Dover, Del.,
and graduated from the University of Delaware. Marjorie and Alex met in
Madison when both were teaching crash courses in basic electronics to
servicemen preparing to deploy for combat overseas during World War II.
The Jacksons married in Waukesha in 1944 and Marjorie worked at Emerson
Oil Company while Alex was overseas in the war.
Following Alex’s return from active duty in India and China, the couple
began their family in New Jersey, where Alex, an electrical design
engineer, worked at RCA for 35 years, working on many NASA and defense
projects. When their children were grown, Marjorie returned to computer
programming work and subsequently wrote operations programs for small
businesses. She also volunteered with the Girl Scouts, sang in her church
choir and enjoyed playing the piano, sewing and gardening. Alex was an
avid reader and lover of classical music.
Hazel Reimer and Marjorie and Alex’s children, Alex and Kathy Jackson,
were joined at the memorial Saturday, June 24, by the Jacksons’
granddaughter, Dara O’Brien; their nieces, Beth Reimer Lasecki and Judy
Bishop Heilert; and nephew, Ronald Bishop; along with other family