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Alyce (Yeager) Jackson
December 25, 1925 ~ July 30, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Alyce Jackson, 97, formerly of Dillsburg and Harrisburg, passed away July 30, 2023 at her home in Essex House, Lemoyne.
She was born on Christmas Day (12/25/25) in Bethlehem, PA, daughter of Truman and Ethel Yeager. Alyce graduated from Allentown High School and studied at the Moore Institute of Art and Design in Philadelphia, PA. While there, she met and became engaged to the love of her life, George L. Jackson, who was attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. They married on 9/7/46, enjoying 70 years of marriage until her husband’s death. Individually, Alyce and George were each great, and together they were amazing! All they ever wanted was to be together “until death do us part.” Now in death they are reunited. George is dancing with joy to have his beloved “bride” by his side for eternity with their Lord and Savior.
Alyce used her extensive artistic talents across her lifetime. Professionally, she drew maps for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation Real Estate Department (1940-1946), designed greeting cards for the Rose Greeting Card Company in Philadelphia (1946-1950), supporting their family while her husband was in medical school, and worked for the Art Department of Harrisburg Hospital (1970s). Alyce also used her artistic skills in her homes through sewing, decorating, renovating, flower arranging and in her garden where you would often find her on nice days. Perhaps her largest artistic endeavor was renovating and designing their home and gardens at The Quay House in Dillsburg.
Alyce was an active member of her community. Upon moving from Harrisburg to Dillsburg, Alyce was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dillsburg, Dillsburg Woman’s Club, Dillsburg Garden Club, and Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society. Her volunteer and community activities included Meals on Wheels (Lower Paxton Township), Dillsburg Public Library (board member), Dillsburg Senior Activity Center (board member) and New Hope Ministries.
In addition to her husband, Alyce was predeceased by a son, Scott Jackson. She is survived by daughters Carole Bianco (Jerry) and Diane Kern Stephenson (Harry), son Richard Jackson (Mary Lou), son-in-law David Kern; six grandchildren, Jim and Beth Mickle, Nadine Kern, Tyler and Greg Jackson, Hannah Jackson-Matthews; two great-grandchildren Caleb and Journey Matthews.
Since 2016, Alyce was cared for in her home by numerous caregivers. The family thanks LaRya, Michelle, Amy, Tina, Val, Karna, DeJah, Lillie and Promedica Heartland Hospice for their exceptional care and support.
Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Ministries, 99 W. Church St., Dillsburg, PA 17019.