RUPERT, Idaho — Mary LaRee Boice Jackson, 86, Rupert, Idaho passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012, in Enumclaw, Washington, after a brief battle with lymphoma.
LaRee was born on Jan. 28, 1926, in Manassa, Colorado, to Edwin Telford and Mary (Slade) Boice. She attended grade school in Manassa and Romeo, Colorado, and high school in LaJara, Colorado, before graduating from Dr. Joseph Pomeroy High School in Los Angeles, California, in 1944. She worked for the Crippled Children’s Society in Los Angeles and later at Douglas Aircraft and North American Aviation in El Segundo, California, during World War II.
On June 1, 1951, LaRee married Hyrum Lafayette Jackson in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple. They resided in Manassa, Colorado, and Los Angeles, California, before homesteading north of Paul, Idaho, in 1957.
LaRee served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a visiting teacher, ward Primary and Sunday school secretary and teacher, and Family History Spanish name extractor. She served as a LDS Church service missionary from 1988-89. She enjoyed family history, reading the scriptures, quilting magazines, and cookbooks. LaRee also enjoyed sewing and making quilts for her siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Michael Jackson of Rupert, John Jackson of Sandy, Utah, Steven Jackson of Irvine, California, and Jay Jackson of Holladay, Utah; her daughters, Mary Stewart of Lacey, Washington, Susan Jackson of Holladay, Utah, and Laura Davis of Maple Valley, Washington; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Dale Boice of St. Joseph, Missouri, and Dean Boice of Alamosa, Colorado; her sisters, Betty Massey of Meeker, Colorado, Maevonne Micklesen of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Gladys Tolbert of Denver, Colorado.
LaRee was preceded in death by Lafe, her husband; her parents, Edwin and Mary; and one sister, Verla.
Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September. 22, 2012 at the Paul LDS Stake Center, 424 W. Ellis St., Paul, Idaho 83347, where family and friends may call from noon until 1:45 p.m. Officiating will be Bishop Shannon Brown. Burial will follow at the Paul Cemetery under the direction of the Rasmussen Funeral Home of Burley.