Photo courtesy Nate Dunford Photography

February 25, 1974~July 3, 2010

Amy is a 36 year old mother of 6.

On April 15th, 2010, she was diagnosed with a rare and terminal cancer: Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.

Surrounded by her family and friends, she is determined to face her future with faith, hope, courage and love.

Surrounded by her family, and with Gary by her side, Amy passed away in the early morning hours of July 3rd, 2010. Just a short 2 1/2 months after being diagnosed with cancer.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Beautiful Life

Our dear beloved Amy passed away this morning at 2:35 AM surrounded by her family who she loved so much. This has been such a hard battle over the past couple of months and she has fought it valiantly. Amy we will miss you more than words can possibly say.
Thank you all so much for your love and support.

Gary Jackson and family


  1. Thinking of your family... we are so sorry.

    Love, The Huish's

  2. I am so sorry!!! Prayers of peace for each of you! Thank you for sharing this journey with us all through blogging and Facebook.

  3. We are so saddened by your loss. And want you to know your family is in our prayers. We as a family will remember Amy in our daily lives and try to serve as she did.

    Love, The Jensen's

  4. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your wife was an inspiration. Your recent post about how much she meant to you was truly amazing. I live clear across the country but wanted you to know that your family has touched me and has deeply affected me.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I have learned so much from following your blog and Amy's sweet story. May the Lord comfort you at this time. So grateful that we have the Gospel to know we will see our loved ones again. Thank you for sharing her story!!!

  6. Jackson family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet wife and mother. I didn't know her, but her story touched me. What an incredible woman who has left and incredible legacy.

    Your family will be in my prayers.

  7. someone thinking of youJuly 7, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all in such a difficult time.. U can see Amy's beautiful eyes and smile in her children. I never knew Amy personally, but in passing in the stores seeing her smile or hearing someone speak of how wonderful and couragous she was is life changing. Here's alittle poem that has helped me threw the loss of many of my family members from cancer that someone once shared with ne, it has helped me threw hard times. Its called: what a day that will be.. What a day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see, when I look upon his face, the one who saves me by his grace, when he takes me by the hand, and leads me to the promise land, what a day glorious day, that will be.. As u picture Amy taking the lord hand and walking with him seeing her lovely smile. As she knows one day she will see her family again.

  8. She was an angel on earth, and how fortunate we are to have known her.
    Tanner Rice and Family

  9. I am so sorry to hear that this day came. Your family has been in my thoughts. Amy was an amazing women with an amazing family. May the spirit of peace be with your family at this time.

  10. I am so sorry for you loss. Your family has quietly been in my prayers and thoughts for some time now. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

  11. Just thinking of your sweet family...our prayers are with you.

  12. I am so so sorry for your loss; there are no words, just know I am keeping your beautiful family in my prayers.
    Maddy uk

  13. I was introduced to your blog by my sister today. Amy's service is such a beautiful example for me. Sometimes I find myself complaining a bit about life, and your sweet Amy is a shining example of how to put things into an eternal perspective. Thank you for sharing your painful journey and beautiful testimonies. I am humbled today, and resolved to be less of a whiner baby in my own life.


Thanks for commenting! Amy is truly uplifted by all the words of love and encouragement you share.