Myrtle Elizabeth Powell Jackson
1924 — 2021
Myrtle Elizabeth Jackson (nee Powell) died peacefully on March 23, 2021 in Pensacola, FL. Myrtle was born on September 16, 1924 in Pensacola to the late Richard Marion Powell and Cora Macks. She was a real-life Rosie the Riveter, having worked at the Pensacola shipyard during WWII. It was there she met a handsome young sailor from Barberton, OH, fell madly in love, and moved to Akron, OH where they raised their five children: Sam, Ellen, Carl, Philip, and Mary. Throughout her years, Myrtle was primarily a homemaker, volunteering her time with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and working in the cafeteria at Immaculate Conception School. She also spent 10 years as a production line worker...