Runa Wildon Jackson
March 8, 1923 – December 31, 2018
Runa Wildon Jackson, age 95, of Sharon Towers, died December 31, 2018. She had been a resident since 2003, and had made many friends there.
Runa was the daughter of George Stanley Wildon and Morunga Butt Wildon. She was born March 8, 1923 in Stanley Bay, New Zealand.
An active young woman, she won many trophies and awards for her abilities at tennis and other sports. On December 23, 1943 she married Lawrence Johnson Jackson, Jr. Captain USMC, in St. Matthews Church Auckland, NZ. Following WW II she came to the United States and with her husband lived in several states while he worked in Insurance. In addition to raising their two children, she also worked as a fashion model, and became a U.S. citizen. She was proud of her New Zealand birth and never quite lost her New Zealand accent. Runa was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence J. Jackson, Jr. She is survived by her loving children, Lawrence J. Jackson, III of Hong Kong and Diane J. Mayberry of Virginia. She was the last of her immediate family.
A private burial will be held at Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury N.C., where she will join her husband.
- Graveside Service is Private