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Maryetta Jackson

April 29, 1919 — March 27, 2014

Maryetta Stracener Jackson (nee Boyd) born April 29, 1919 passed on to her heavenly reward March 27, 2014, just shy of her 95th birthday. Born in Winston County, Alabama she moved to Watsonville in 1948 with her husband John and sons Donald and Doyal Stracener. Known by her friends as Mary, she worked for many years in fresh and frozen food processing in Watsonville, retiring and moving to Bay Village in 1985. Mary enjoyed cooking, gardening, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends. After John's death in 1988, Mary reconnected with a long-time family friend, Alvin Jackson of Watsonville, and they married in 1995.

Mary was preceded in death by her first husband John Stracener, her parents Aubrey and Mattielou (Privett) Boyd, her step-mother Ella Dobbs Boyd, brothers Martin, James, Hulen, Fay and Newman Boyd, her sisters Euchal Brannon, Myrtle Williamson, and Velma Boyd, and her son Donald Stracener. Mary leaves her husband Alvin Jackson of the family home, her son Doyal Stracener of San Diego, her daughter Darlene (Alan) Amark of Arizona, her daughter-in-law Barbara Stracener of Aptos, step-son Jim (Char) Gray of Healdsburg, her sister Mae Netherton of Alabama, grandchildren Christine Stracener of Aptos, Cathy Marshall of Nevada City, Jeni Yost of Oregon, Linda, Cindy, and Danny Stracener of Sacramento, and David Stracener of Oklahoma. Mary also leaves 9 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation hours for Mary will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, April 4, and a funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, with a reception following at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St., Watsonville. A private burial will be held at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park.

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