The Lusk Herald
July 9, 2014
Jackie was born in Canada May 7, 1923. When she was two the family moved to Pine Island, Minnesota. She grew up on a farm, helping with chores and attending a country school. She graduated in 1941, shortly thereafter she moved to California to work for Northrup Aviation building airplanes. One of her duties, because she was so small, was to climb into the wing to tighten nuts and bolts; she really was Rosie the Riveter! Jackie roomed with four or five other women while working at Northrup and she was able to keep in touch with them through the years. She would relate stories of her times in California and what they did for entertainment, she led a very full life, she was such an interesting person. It was in California that she met her future, Lester Hoffman, who was from Lusk, Wyoming. They were married in Las Vegas.
After World War II ended, Jackie and Lester moved to Pine Island, Minnesota, it was there that their son John was born. Eventually they made their way back to Wyoming, first settling in Douglas and eventually moved to Midwest, where Lester worked in the oilfields.
Jackie held a variety of jobs in Midwest, but in 1969 she decided to attend a Cosmetology School in Casper. She traveled six days a week for the next eleven months, only missing two or three days due to weather. She opened a beauty shop in Midwest and operated it for the next 25 years. It was in Midwest that she took up painting, she was the leader of a group of ladies that would get together and paint.
After her husband's passing, she relocated to Casper to be closer to her grandsons; Shawn and Aaron. Because of her love for painting she joined the West Wind Art Gallery where she was an active member.
As much as she loved to paint, having her family together, and cooking for them was one of her greatest pleasures.
Jackie passed away on June 21, 2014. Preceding her in death were her parents Bill and Verna Jackson, her husband Lester, and her son John.
Clair W. Anderson (November 20, 1915 - November 5, 1962)Lyle Wayne Anderson (March 4, 1917 - February 7, 1963)Minnie Ellen Anderson (July 23, 1893 - February 18, 1973)Walter Anderson (November 22, 1886 - January 7, 1960)Harold Leon Brus (December 13, 1929 - August 22, 2005)Helen Eileen Brus (August 5, 1927 - September 7, 2004)Charles Sylvester Fluent (December 9, 1896 - November 24, 1966)Alexander Gunn (March 1, 1902 - October 16, 1980)Helen Margaret Gunn (November 2, 1904 - August 9, 1975)Donald M. Hoffman (February 1, 1921 - June 16, 1997)Edna Julia Hoffman (July 31, 1891 - January 25, 1937)John Hoffman (1886 - December 30, 1960)Lester J. Hoffman (July 14, 1918 - May 10, 1993)Linda Marie Kaser (October 22, 1964 - September 25, 1997)Carl Albin Pearson (March 25, 1886 - April 5, 1964)Earl Dean Pearson (June 5, 1922 - February 9, 1993)Esther Pearson (September 29, 1926 - September 6, 2015)Gary D. Pearson (November 2, 1962 - June 18, 1999)Karolyn Lee Pearson (March 13, 1949 - November 10, 1960)Lillie Effie Pearson (April 15, 1895 - September 26, 1970)John Bernard Porter (April 23, 1939 - December 23, 2008)Lawrence Ring (April 29, 1909 - May 15, 1969)Lee Edwin Ring (June 19, 1888 - March 28, 1956)Alfred Lincoln Schutt (February 20, 1920 - April 22, 1945)Doris E. Schutt (June 1, 1924 - January 17, 1999)Roy Schutt (August 19, 1917 - March 23, 2003)Alice Lucille Sheaman (March 31, 1926 - December 4, 2002)Charles Fredrick Sheaman (November 17, 1893 - December 10, 1980)Gerald Sheaman (May 14, 1947 - December 12, 2009)Harry Sheaman (May 30, 1897 - November 14, 1987)John Herbert Sheaman (September 26, 1889 - August 26, 1960)Myra Mae Sheaman (January 8, 1897 - September 16, 1978)Myrtle Sheaman (May 15, 1896 - December 20, 1988)Robert Joseph Sheaman (January 28, 1920 - November 8, 2011)
Related Birth Records:
Related Historical Entries:
No related entries available.
Type your search terms into the box below and his 'Search!' to begin searching the
The Niobrara County Library Foundation, Inc. accepts online donations. Click to contribute via PayPal or credit/debit card.
Peruse our extensive genealogical archives, with entries sorted alphabetical by first and last name.
We are currently adding birth record information to the website, with entries sorted alphabetical by first and last name.
This resource provides an alphabetical listing of names, broken down by cemetery, of
those buried in area cemeteries. This resource can assist you in locating the exact location of these grave