Myrle Edith Jacobs Jackman devoted sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 15, 2017 while surrounded by her loving family.
She was born July 23, 1926 to Chester and Ruth (Beers) Jacobs in Bristol, Vt. where she graduated from Bristol High School. After graduation, Myrle married her childhood sweetheart, Ralph Jackman. Together Ralph and Myrle moved to Vergennes to build their lifetime business, Jackman Fuels, Inc. There they raised 5 daughters who survive her: Lynn Donnelly (Michael), Christine Collette (Michael), Catherine Desjadon (Ronald), Susan Burdick (Gregory) and Carleen Telgen (William, Jr.)
She also leaves behind her treasured siblings, Burton Jacobs, Elaine Bordeaux and Carol Burbank along with 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren that she deeply cherished. Myrle was fondly known as Aunt Moe” to several nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Myrle dedicated her life to her husband and daughters taking great pride in her family. She enjoyed many hobbies including sewing, knitting, crocheting, golfing, playing cards (often beating her opponents) and she was known to welcome all into her home as a gracious hostess for an impromptu meal day or night.
By the side of her husband, Fire Chief Ralph Jackman, Myrle was considered the “matriarch” to all the fireman of the VFD for over 50 years.
She is predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband, Ralph, her first born child, Mark, son-in-law, Ronald Desjadon and her much loved grandson, Eric Jackson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peterâ€™s Church, 85 So. Maple St. Vergennes, on Wednesday, April 19 at 11a.m. with Fr. Yvon Royer officiating. Family and friends may call during the hours of 6 to 8p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at Brown McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Contributions in Myrle’s memory may be made to St. Peters Restoration Fund and Addison County Home Health and Hospice whom the family wishes to thank for their great services and care given to their mother, with special thanks to Jane Kearns. Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Bristol following a short reception.