Dorothy Lee Jackson
July 23, 1941 – May 7, 2018
Jackson, Dorothy Lee - July 23, 1941 - May 7, 2018
died peacefully at her home in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC, where she lived for over forty years. The cause of death was metastatic cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas C. Goodwin and her brother David Bernard. She is survived by her brother Claude Bernard and several nieces.
Dorothy was born in St. Louis, Mo, the daughter of the noted sociologists, Luther Lee Bernard and Jessie Bernard. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College. She worked for 30+ years for Campbell, Peachey & Associates, helping plan many major cultural events in DC, including the annual Kennedy Center Honors.
Dorothy was a woman of many interests, travel ranking high among them. She nurtured a deep knowledge and passion for the Middle East. Her recent adventures brought her to Syria, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Iran, Israel, India, Palestine and Jordan with frequent stops to visit friends in England and Scotland. She also had a great fondness for all dogs, but particularly the noble rat terrier. All of her friends will sorely miss her sharp intelligence, quick wit, impeccable style, and big smile. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the PAWs Seniors for Seniors, PO Box 1037 Lynnwood, WA 98046.
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August 22, 2018
32 years and then some with Dot
Dot came to Campbell, Peachey in the early days, probably around 1982, having been recommended by Paul Richard.
It turned out that she had dyslexia, undisclosed at the time of the interview, and discovered when I had dictated a memo to her to be sent to Roger Stevens, at the time the Chairman of The Kennedy Center, over the phone while I was on a train to NYC for a meeting. When I came back, she had put it on my desk, and as you would imagine, I almost fell through the floor when I saw the spelling she had used.
However, it was clear that despite her word and number dyslexia, she was brilliant. Dorothy received her Quaker high school education at The George School and her BA from Sarah Lawrence College. She also studied at the London School of Economics and did graduate work at Harvard in Middle Eastern Studies. And, both of her parents were professors. But, clearly not the best situation for a business which was clearly going to deal with names and addresses, numbers, etc. She had one huge asset, in that she had been a roadie for Maria Muldaur, and she became invaluable to CPA, in handling tech setups for the events we did which involved performances. Along with her understanding, and patience with, the angst performers and their handlers display. Her understanding of my annoyance at the special requirements/demands of two of the former Honorees (both Divas of the highest rank) Barbra Streisand and Elizabeth Taylor. Ms. Taylor calling once in the middle of the night to say her jewels were missing. I suggested she call the front desk of the Four Seasons as I thought she had probably taken a deposit box, given the jewelry she was well known for...she made me call them, and lo and behold, she had done just that.
We sat down and talked, and figured out what she could do at CPA, and she came to be not only an invaluable part of Campbell, Peachey but an essential one....and I for one don’t think I would have made it through