Elizabeth F. Jackson, former Ridgefielder, dies in Danbury

Elizabeth “Bettye” (Foreman) Jackson, of Danbury, formerly of Ridgefield, died on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Hancock Hall.

She was a former resident of The Gardens of Danbury.

Bettye was born in New York, New York, the daughter of the late Paul and Eva (Cudlip) Foreman. She moved

with her family to Stamford, where she attended local schools and graduated from Stamford High School.

On April 12, 1947, she wed the love of her life, William Edward Jackson Jr., to whom she was married for sixty-four years. They lived in Stamford and Rowayton before moving to Ridgefield in 1963.  For many years, she volunteered in the Farmingville Elementary School library.  She was a devoted wife, mother and friend.

Bettye is survived by four daughters, Sandra Jenny and her husband, Brian of Winchester, VA, Donna Drumm of Danbury, Wendy Myers of Elgin, SC and Tracey Jackson of Danbury; a niece, Denise Johnson of Fairfield, CT; seven grandchildren, Jack, Jenny, Kate Drumm, Kristen McCosham, Timothy Myers, Miichael Scarlett, Amy Scarlett and Lauren Scarlett; a great grandchild, Thomas Pakiela and her dear friends, Tina and Richard Moskwa and Marilyn Crowe.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Jackson was predeceased by a brother, Paul Foreman Jr. and by a sister, Louise Tymon.

Graveside funeral services and burial will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the Great Plain Cemetery, Great Plain Rd., Danbury with Chaplin Leo McIlrath officiating.

Contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 would be appreciated.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

—by the family