In Memory

Marilyn Jean Gleason (Blackson)

Marilyn Jean "Jeanne" Gleason Blackson, 55, passed away on August 23, 2000, in a Houston hospital. Memorial services for Jeanne were held in Longview, Texas, August 26, 2000. Jeanne died as she lived, with great courage and strength. Jeane Gleason Blackson was born May 18, 1945, to Frank and Bonnie Thacker Gleason in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was a resident of Longview for 30 years and was known in the community for her great love and compassion of all animals through years of rescue and rehabilitation work. 

During our senior year at Irvin High School, Jeane was a member of the Modern Dance Club and served as a club panel representative. She was also an "alternate for royalty" of  the High School Spring Festival. 

Jeanne and her husband attended the the 30 Year Class Reunion. 


"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."  - Clyde Campbell