Marjorie Bishop Jackson

Nov. 7, 1920 – July 26, 2009

Alexander Jackson III

Sept. 25, 1921- June 7, 2008

On 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 members.