Ruth Christa Jackson

Born: Tue., Jul. 4, 1972
Died: Mon., Feb. 10, 2014

Dressing Ceremony

2:30 PM Wed., Feb. 12, 2014
Location: Agency Longhouse

Washat Services

7:00 PM Wed., Feb. 12, 2014
7:00 AM Thu., Feb. 13, 2014
Location: Agency Longhouse

Sunrise Burial

8:00 AM Thu., Feb. 13, 2014
Location: Agency Cemetery

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Ruth Christa Jackson

July 4, 1972 – February 10, 2014


Ruth Christa Jackson – a resident of Pendleton died Monday, February 10, 2014 in Pendleton.  She was 41 years old.  

A Funeral Procession will leave Burns Mortuary of Pendleton at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 12, 2014, heading to the Agency Longhouse in Mission, Oregon. Dressing Ceremony will be held Wednesday at 2:30 PM at the Agency Longhouse, followed by a Washat Service at 7:00 PM.  Final Songs will begin at the Longhouse Thursday, February 13th, at 7:00 AM, with burial to follow at Agency Cemetery in Mission.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.

Ruth was born July 4, 1972, to Leland H. and Clara V. (Sohappy) Jackson, in Lewiston, Idaho.  She was an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation.  She was raised and educated in Pendleton where she lived most of her life.  She was employed by Wildhorse Casino where she worked Table Games.  Ruth was a member of the Washat Religion.  She enjoyed participating in traditional activities, camping and spending time with family and friends.  She enjoyed to travel.  Ruth will be missed by all, near and far.

She is survived by her: mother Clara Jackson, children: Toshina John & son-in-law Richard Alanso, Coyote Jackson and ReyAnna Daly, siblings: Victoria & Cliff Picard, Ethel & Jason Hogge and Irene Jackson, grandchildren Celilia Alanso-Jackson and Violet Jim, nieces and nephews: Frank Jim, Jr., Anthony Jim, Jeremiah Jim, Delwin McKay, Karen Jackson, Trent Centre, Stephon Centre, Tirus Centre and Tyral Centre, as well as many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Leland H. Jackson, her brother Donald Tappo and a nephew, Kanine McKay.  

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Don and Louise Paxton
   Posted Tue February 11, 2014
Dear Clara and family members,
Our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. The creator will help keep you strong and all the songs and prayers sent by friends and family will give you strength to get through this night season.

Melinda Lente
   Posted Tue February 11, 2014
Sending my love and support to Irene and Clara and the rest of Ruths family.

Ray&Barbara Sims
   Posted Tue February 11, 2014
U will be greatly missed Ruth.

judith enick
   Posted Tue February 11, 2014
sending all my loveand prayers to my family and friends near and far that god lifts our heavy hearts from our loss i love u auntie ruth and may u rest in peace and i know ur in a better place now and watching over me and mine wish i could just hug and talk to u one last time R.I.P Ruth Jackson gone but never forgotten

Christine R Eakin
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
RIP friend keep Laughing...

Rhonda Polk
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
Will miss your bright smile and laugh, you were a beautiful person & friend to many-

Rhonda Polk
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
Will miss your bright smile and laugh, you were a beautiful person & friend to many-

Shawna Stewart
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
"Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh
And talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved 
You so—‘twas heaven here with you. "
Bless-ed Journey

Linda McCorkle
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
"Remember me with smiles and laughter; for that's how I'll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears; then don't remember me at all."

Ruth it will take awhile for the tears to stop. I will always remember the smiles, the laughter and the hugs. As I told you Sunday, "cya later." I will miss you forever, until we meet again.

Clara, Victoria, Irene, Ethel, Toshina, Coyote, RaeRae and the rest of Ruth's family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joan Deroko
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
I am so sorry for your lose.

Danielle Collins
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
Most of our friendship you protected me and toughened me up! I wish I could have protected you friend! You are gone too soon and now your beauty will be clouds, butterflies, rainbows and glistening snow! You will always be remember by me as a beautiful, strong spirted woman! Many prayers to your family......I will miss you!

Mary Holt
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
Clara and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Ruth ws a beautiful person, she always had a hug and a smile for me. She will be truly missed by family and friends alike.

Molly Stemple
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
Fond memories will always be there.... I wish there was more to say.
Love and prayers.

Derek and Darbie Whitbread
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014

We were sorry to hear about your loss and hope you and your family including Jason are holding your strong spirits and soul.

Darbie and Derek

Cyndi Smalley
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
You will be greeatly missed, your light that burned so bright, your laugh, your smile, your love for all of us, see you again my friend. I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you

Batbara Remington Drinkwater
   Posted Wed February 12, 2014
Clara I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. I can't imagine a greater pain. She was a beautiful girl and it was very good she was interested in her family history. You, Ruth, and your whole family are in my heart and I pray that your pain is eased more quickly.

I missed seeing you at the 50th PHS reunion but I didn't hear about your grandson. I grieve for you for that loss as well. I always admired and liked you during high school -- your strength and your beautiful hair.

With sympathy, Barbara Remington (Drlnkwater)
Take care of yourself during this most difficult time.

Mary Belita Kyle
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
My prayers go out to you and your family Victoria, and great big hug too. I pray the Lord provides, protects and prepares you for the days a head.
God bless

Nicole Deatherage
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
My heart and prayers go out to the friends and family of Ruth. Although I didn't really know Ruth real well, I enjoyed working with her. She was beautiful inside and out!

June Marshall
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014

I stare into your resting place and wonder how and why
You were taken from me before our lives were through
I can’t bear to be alone, life’s empty without you
They are pulling back at me, and say it’s time to go
I’m holding on for one more look, with loving eyes you know
I fear that if they close it now, I’ll lose all touch with you
I can’t let go, I’m holding on to memories with you.


Aaron & Keysha Ashley
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
We send our love and prayers to all of you for your loss! We will all miss her beautiful smile.

Larry Lehman
   Posted Thu February 13, 2014
Ruth, you had the most beautiful smile and wonderful personality. Feel honored that I was able to know you. Wish the best to your family.

Beth Brouillard
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are of you and with you for such a great loss. Wish I could have been there to give hugs and support to heart grieves with yours at this time. May the love of others and the comfort of His Spirit meet your needs and wants in months to come. As a mother myself I see the one who is gone in the actions, looks and mannerisms of the ones I hold near and dear. May these traits help to heal your family, her children and grandchildren, as we are all reminded of her beauty and the blessings she was given and shared with others. May we all be open to Gods unconditional love as we see ourselves....and accept others, is my prayer.

Beth Brouillard and sons, Nathan & Josh
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
For Clara, Victoria, Irene and Ethel....the above message sent to all of you and also the SoHappy family that I have known all my life......continued thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in this time of loss....

Trish Houtz
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
Ethel and Jason,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you to help you through this rough time. May you and your family find comfort in knowing you are in our prayers.

Trish and Kevin Houtz

Susan VanEpps
   Posted Fri February 14, 2014
Our hearts and prayers go out to you, Ethel, and your family. Please let any of us know if we can help you and your family in any way.

Shay-Anne Spencer
   Posted Sat February 15, 2014
You were my friend who I had many laughs and memories that I will cherish forever! I am going to miss your beautiful smile and the beautiful person I called friend. Have a peaceful journey my dear.

For the family I send you my deepest condolences and hope that Creator walks beside each of you during this time!

averyal thomas
   Posted Mon February 17, 2014
Sorry for the loss of Ruth she was a beautiful person she will be truly missed I will miss her sweet hugs and her friendship god bless you all

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Wed February 19, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

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