Walking On: Holly Jackson Obituary

Walking On: Holly Jackson Obituary

Holly Sue Jackson December 24, 1982-March 31, 2020

Holly Sue Jackson, 37, was born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1982 to Denise Lyn Riding In and Victor Henry Jackson Jr. in Portland, Oregon. She went home to the Creator with her daughter Natachee on March 31, 2020.

Holly was a beloved mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, auntie, niece, cousin and friend. Holly was beautiful, loving and kind. She always put her family and friends first and traveled frequently to help us wherever and whenever she was needed. Her love was powerful, and she gifted us with light and laughter every time she was near. Holly had a presence about her all her life; she stayed confident always radiating beauty, strength and style. A highly intelligent, strong, independent native woman, she embodied a true warrior. She was a role model and a pillar of her community; she excelled at everything she did. Her unconditional love and care will remain a precious gift in our hearts.

During her school years, Holly played baseball, basketball and was an avid member of the Native American Youth Association where she met many lifelong friends. After attending Mt. Hood Community College, she traveled throughout the country, making memories and living life for the experiences. She was a brilliant artist and her creative gift showed in her fashion, personal style, designs, beadwork, and regalia. A member of the Powwow circuit, she went on to become Miss Siletz 2006-2007. She was always encouraging young people and had a wonderful way with children. Holly had a flair that brought energy to any event she attended and could make any day feel like a day to celebrate.

She was an accomplished photographer that shared her love of life through social media. Holly was a social butterfly and was at the heart of our family. She connected with so many on a spiritual level, to know her was to love her. She was truly a great woman. Her heart was so full of happiness when she learned she would be a mother. Natachee was a miracle, a blessing and immediately her baby girl was the center of her world. Holly enjoyed spending time with her nephew and niece, going out, watching movies, beading, traveling, taking photos, swimming, going to Blazer games, going to powwows, cooking, dancing and visiting with family and friends. She enjoyed music and often gave gifts of compilations she generously made.

One of the best cooks, she knew how to plan a party and make it known how important we were to her on our special days. She was devoted to enriching the lives of her loved ones. She was a star in our eyes, the love of our life, Holly and Natachee will be deeply missed. No words can express how much they meant to us all. We are eternally grateful for the time we had with these angels. Having touched so many lives, Holly’s love and care will remain a precious gift in our memories.

Holly and Natachee are survived by their Grandmother Doris Riding In (Portland, OR), mother Denise Riding In (Portland, OR), father Victor Jackson Jr. (Klamath Falls, OR), sisters and brothers; Leah (Jeremy) Tycer (Chiloquin, OR), Vanessa Jackson (Davin Poole) (Eugene, OR), Vincent, Reginal, Odin Jackson (Klamath Falls, OR); nephew and niece Koa, Coral Poole (Eugene, OR), special friend Zane Powless (Chiloquin, OR); numerous aunts and uncles, cousins and lifelong friends. She was preceded in death by Grandparents Marilynne and Victor Jackson Sr., Robert Riding In., Aunt Dr. Debby Riding In, Uncles Max and Matthew Jackson. The family thanks everyone for the love and prayers during this difficult time. Services will be held in Siletz at a later date when it is safe and appropriate to do so.