Sequoyah HS ~ Employee 1970s
OKLA.CITY, Ok -- Kathleen Caroline Durant Jackson , 64, passed away on Nov. 25, 2011, in Oklahoma City.
She was born Jan. 15, 1947, in Hugo, to the Rev. and Mrs. Forbis and Teola (Woolridge) Durant.
Kathleen graduated from Atoka High School in May of 1965, Eastern State College in 1967, with her associateís degree, and then from O.C.L.A. in 1969, with her bachelorís in Psychology.
In August 1969, Kathleen married Louie Jackson (Seq Dean of Students) and they were married for 42 years. Kathleen had infinite patience and love for children and that was evident her entire working career. She began her career as a nurseís aide at the Atoka Hospital in the newborn nursery. She has worked for Muskogee Public Schools and most recently at Sequoyah High School as a Special Education paraprofessional. She supported the high school sports teams and was always excited for the boys and girls when they made state.
More than sports, Kathleen absolutely adored and loved her grandchildren, Tony and Piper. They were the light of her life and she was constantly talking about her babies.
Kathleen was very involved with the United Methodist Church growing up, as her father was a Methodist minister and district superintendent for the Okla. Indian Missionary Conference.
Kathleen was involved in the youth group and served as district and conference treasurer for several years for the M.Y.F. She was very involved at her home church of Fife Indian United Methodist Church and had attended there since 1979.
She was full-blood Choctaw and was very proud of her tribal heritage.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Forbis Durant, Jr., and brother Nick Durant.
Survivors include her husband, Louie Jackson; daughter Kim Jackson of the home; son Kelley with wife Melissa; grandchildren, Tony and Piper Jackson of Muskogee; twin sister Katherine Prince of Stigler; brother Bill Durant of Talihina; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.