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Official Obituary of

Elsie Bell (Norton) Jackson

September 1, 1925 ~ March 4, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Elsie Jackson Obituary

Salem – Elsie Bell Jackson, 98, of Salem, passed away peacefully Monday, March 4, 2024 in the comfort of her home.

She was born September 1, 1925 in West Rupert the daughter of the late Clarence and Helen (Ayers) Norton.

Elsie had worked at Gotham Paper Mill in Salem in her early years and then worked for the Lewis Brothers in Rupert.  She then worked at the Salem Courthouse and Jail cooking for the inmates.  She worked there from 1965 until 1988.

Elsie was a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.  She had served as President, County Chair and Chaplain.  She enjoyed marching in the annual 4th of July parade in Salem and was a member of the Grange and was a 4-H Leader. Elsie loved baking, cooking, decorating cakes, painting and showing her work at the Georgi Museum, the Salem Courthouse and the Washington County Fair.

In addition to her parents, Elsie was predeceased by her two husbands, John Rafter and Ronald Jackson; a daughter, Jolene Jackson; great grandchildren, Nikia “Ayden” Burdo & Carlybelle Goddard; siblings, Irene Mahoney, Theresa Cary, Willard Norton and Herbert Norton.

Elsie is survived by her two daughters, Diana Trulli (Randy Flewelling) of Salem and Nancy Fleming (David) of Hebron; grandchildren, Sandi Braymer (Tim), Sonia Trulli (Ralph Yarter), Tonia Goddard (A.J.) and Timothy Burdo (Michele); great grandchildren, Bailey Fifield, Chailyn Fifield, Wyatt Fifield, Maddox Goddard, Jacob Burdo, Kienan Burdo, McKenzie Braymer, Cammeron Braymer, Alphonse Abdelaziz and many nieces & nephews.

Calling hours will be Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 2-5 pm at the McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, 19 East Broadway, Salem.  A service will begin at the conclusion of the calling hours at 5 pm.

Memorial donations may be made to the Salem Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 360, Salem, NY  12865, the Salem Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 449, Salem, NY  12865 or the Salem Fuel Fund, P.O. Box 412, Salem, NY  12865.

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March 9, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home
19 East Broadway
Salem, NY 12865

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

5:00 PM
McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home
19 East Broadway
Salem, NY 12865


Salem Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 360, Salem NY 12865

Salem Vol. Fire Dept.
P.O. Box 449, Salem NY 12865

Salem Fuel Fund
P.O. Box 412, Salem NY 12865


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