Ruth Farrier Jackson
from Arliss Powell -
Ruth Farrier Jackson grew up in Clarinda, Iowa, attending school there, graduating from CHS class of 1941. She was an out-going, fun young lady, well liked by her classmates. As indicated by the clippings, she went on to a very active, useful life.
Ex-Human Relations Director
by Erin Grace, World-Herald Staff Writer

Twenty years ago, Ruth Jackson, human relations director for the City of Omaha, told The World-Herald that her favorite sport was politics.

"It just seemed to be in her blood," said Jackson's daughter, Carolynn Jackson.

Ruth Jackson, who had been active in the Democratic Party, gave up a lifetime of politics as health problems began to slow her down. She died Sunday at Mercy Care Center after failing to recover from two surgeries in August, her daughter said. She was 75.

"My mother was just tired, and she wanted to rest," Carolynn Jackson said.

A burial service will be held Saturday in Clarinda, Iowa. Those attending will gather at 10:30 am at Myers Funeral Home, 22nd and Lake Streets.

A veteran of city government for 21 years, Jackson headed the Human Relations Department under two mayors, becoming the first woman to head a city department. Former Mayor Al Veys appoined Jackson in 1977. She retired in 1985.

She also worked with a city-sponsored program to improve dwelling standards for housing in designated parts of the city. She later served on the ...[article cut off]

[from Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska]


Ruth F. Jackson, 74 yrs, 10-25-1998. Human Relations Director (Ret.), City of Omaha. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Caddie Farrier, Alice Bryant Woods; brother, Clyde "Red" Howard; sister, Rose "Sue" Chalk. Survived by daughter, Carolynn R. Jackson (Robert Lilliard, Jr.); son, Wilford Jackson, Sr.; foster sons, Jack Baker, Ronald Allen; foster daughter, Jean Bell; aunt, Louise Kercheval; uncle, Arthaniel Bryant; sister-in-law, Murlene Jackson; brother-in-law, Hershel Chalk, Sr.; 6 grandchildren, Robyn Jackson (David Ross), Charles Allan Tibbs, Stacie Tibbs, Leasa Bogguess (Seann), Bryan "Tuffy" Tibbs, Wilford Jackson Jr.; 10 great-grandchildren, Kayla and Taylor Tibbs, Allen, Alex and Alicia Holliman, Tobias Swift, Antiuan Williams, Antonio Spencer, Deandre Preston, Deterrell Jackson, all Omaha; very special granddaughter, Linda Holliman; beloved "dozens of cousins"; 5 nieces and nephews, Hershel Chalk Jr., G. Marie Chalk, Debbie Waler (Gene), Lydna Ruth Chalk, Terry Chalk, all Cincinnati, Oh; many friends.

WAKE Fri 7 pm - 9 pm, Myers Chapel. Graveside Services Sat 1 pm Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Ia from Myers Funeral Home at 10:30 am, everyone welcome to follow. Memorials to Child Saving Institute, 115 South 46 St., Omaha, Ne 68132. MYERS, 22nd & Lake Stree, 346-0248