Susan D. Jackson, 80, of East Windsor, NJ, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2023, at Meadow Lakes in East Windsor, NJ.
Born in Burlington, Vermont, her family eventually settled in Ames, Iowa. Susan came to New Jersey in 1960 to attend Douglass College. She lived in New York City after graduating, then returned to New Jersey to begin working at Educational Testing Service in Princeton in 1966. She lived in central New Jersey for the rest of her life. She remained at ETS for over three decades, where she worked on the verbal aptitude sections of the SAT, SSAT, GRE, and LSAT. She would also go on to earn a master's degree in education from Rutgers University.
Susan was a beloved mother and grandmother and enjoyed visiting the San Francisco area to visit her family and the seals at Fisherman’s Wharf. She was a lover of animals and over the years a devoted caretaker of her dogs Fluffy, MacDuff, P.D., Daisy, Kaya, and Mabel. She maintained lifelong friendships, staying in touch with a group of college friends, and traveling to Scotland and Australia after retirement to visit friends from ETS. She was also an avid reader of mystery novels and stayed active in her later years by practicing tai chi.
Predeceased by her parents, James and Margaret (Dew) Humphrey; she is survived by her son, Douglas Jackson and his wife Katherine Sell of Townsend, DE; her daughter Alison Jackson and her husband Chady Asaad of Scotts Valley, CA; her step-son Eric Jackson and his wife Chai-Shune Jackson of Menlo Park, CA; her grand-daughters Emily Jackson and Layla Jackson; her sister Barbara Eubank; her niece Rebecca Eubank; and her grand-niece Maura Garrity.
Visitation for friends and family will be held, Wednesday, April 5, 2023, from 11:00 until 11:30 at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Services at Glackin Chapel, 136 Morrison Ave., Hightstown, NJ. Words of remembrance will be shared at 11:30a.m.
Cremation services were private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Susan’s memory to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals by visiting In Memory Of at inmemof.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Services at Glackin Chapel, 136 Morrison Ave., Hightstown, NJ.