Carolina Gonzalez Jackson, 87, of El Paso passed away Friday, January 4, 2013, at home with her husband Terrell at her side. She was born December 4, 1925, at home in Smeltertown, Texas, to Marciano Gonzalez, Sr., and Julia (Macias).
She attended El Paso High School, and retired from The Popular Dry Goods Company (The Popular). There, she met Terrell Jackson and they married on January 17, 1953. Stylish, energetic, and quick witted, Carolina supervised and managed several women’s wear departments while at The Popular. An attentive wife, mother, and grandmother, she loved to bake, cook, garden, and sew. To her granddaughters she was their Mamaw.
She was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church.
Her parents, her two sisters, Maria Palacio and Consuelo Porras, and seven brothers, Andres, Jose, Lorenzo, Macario, Manuel, Marciano, Jr., and Vicente preceded her in death.
Survivors include Terrell Alison Jackson, her husband of nearly 60 years; two brothers, Robert Gonzalez (Maria Teresa) and Richard Gonzalez (Mary); daughter, Carolyn Drapes (Michael) of El Paso; granddaughters, Michaela Drapes of Brooklyn, New York, and Lauren Drapes of El Paso; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 5-9:00 p.m. with rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home at 1460 George Dieter Drive. Funeral mass is 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church with repast following.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Loretto Academy and El Paso Humane Society.
The family of Carolina wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Dwayne Aboud and staff and the nurses and staff with Home Care Unlimited.