AMY FRANCIS (NIELSEN) JACKMAN
Amy Francis (Nielsen) Jackman, known to her friends and immediate family as "Mag", passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side at the age of 83 on Tuesday, September 30, 2008.
Amy was born in Des Moines, Iowa on October 19, 1924. Amy was a devoted loving and caring wife and mother. She and her husband, Navy Lieutenant Wallace Charles Jackman, moved to Pensacola in 1952 where they have resided since.
Amy is survived by her husband of 65 years, Wallace Charles Jackman, and her two daughters, Rodney Clare Jackman of New Orleans and Sydney Enos Jackman of Pensacola, and by her granddaughter, Rosa Clare Maria Jackman.
Amy, a highly respected and accomplished and gifted multi-media artist, began her art career in her early twenties. She was a fashion illustrator for Rosenthal & Ackerman Millinery in St. Louis, and Rich's department store in Atlanta. As a commercial artist, Amy worked for the Marathon Paper Mills Co. in Neenah-Menasha, WI and while working for General Electric (G.E.) in Schenectady, NY, Amy drafted and prepared top-secret drawings for highly technical military manuals.
As a full-time mother, Amy continued pursuing her artistic interests through a variety of artistic techniques and styles that included figure (line) drawings, sketches, still-lifes, landscapes, interior and exterior abstracts, printmaking, photography, sculpture, etchings, and woodcuts. Amy's media of choice included charcoal, pen & ink, watercolors, oils, acrylic paints and in her final months, pastels.
On the local level, Amy was closely involved with the Pensacola Art Center during its early and formative years. She won many awards in a number of local and traveling art shows. In the early 1980s, Amy continued to explore her artistic interests by attending the highly reputable art program at the Pensacola Junior College. There she studied photography, pottery, 2 and 3-D design, sculpturing, woodcut design, and printmaking. Suffice it to say that there was no medium that Amy could not conquer, including the most challenging of New York Times crossword puzzles.
Amy was a very conscientious and progressive thinker and it not only showed in her artwork, but in her desire to help make the world a better place for both humankind and Nature's precious creatures. She helped found the local National Organization for Women chapter, and gave generously to such humanitarian causes as the American Humane Society.
Amy will be dearly missed by her family, her close friends, and her collection of special acquaintances, all of whom have enjoyed being in her company. Amy enjoyed meeting new people, which recently included her dedicated healthcare providers and fellow hospital patients.
A small graveside service has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11th, 2008 at Bayview Memorial Park, 3351 Scenic Hwy, Pensacola, FL, 32503.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending contributions to the local Humane Society of Pensacola in Amy's name.
Bayview Memorial Park
Created by: David Woody
Record added: Oct 10, 2008
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