Mary Lynn Jackson Oettinger: 1954-2014 | Passages

Mary Lynn Jackson Oettinger, age 59, of Friday Harbor, Wash., passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, May 12, 2014, following an extended illness.

Mary Lynn was born on Sept. 15, 1954, in Rockmart, Ga., daughter of the late Marilyn Jordan Jackson and the late Ralph Olin Jackson, Jr.

She was a graduate of Henderson High School and Oglethorpe University, and was of the Lutheran faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Guy Oettinger; brother, Guy Jordan Jackson; grandparents, Guy Wilfred and Essie Hudgins Jordan, and Ralph Olin and Isabelle Neel Jackson.

Survivors include her son, Alex Gaines Oettinger; life partner, Shannon Doherty; brothers, Ralph Olin Jackson, III and his wife, Judy, and David Anderson Jackson and his wife, Judi; sister, Patricia Jackson Hughes and her husband, Jimmy; aunt, Patricia Jordan Nixon; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary left this life with the same poise, grace, courage, and dignity that she lived it.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Anacortes, Wash. and the San Juan Islands.

To share memories of Mary Lynn, please sign the online guest register at

— Family of Mary Oettinger


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