Hilda Putman Jackson

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Hilda Syrenia Putman Jackson, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, born January 4, 1939 in Hopewell Community, Hughes Springs, Texas. Hilda passed away in Fayetteville Arkansas, February 11, 2011 after a lengthy illness. Hilda was Co-Founder of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Hilda is survived by: Her mother, Iva Lou Putman Duncan; her son, Clif Jackson; her daughter, Tanya Jackson Smith and husband Scott and their children, Victor and wife Amanda, Miranda, Haleigh, Brittnee and husband Paul Miller;her step-son Chris Jackson and his children, Wesley and Haley; her step-daughter Donna Jackson White and husband Tom and their children Aaron and Bonnie; her step-daughter Denise and husband Ed Balint and their children Jason and Jessica; her other grandchildren RJ Jackson, Kevin Jackson, Dillon Jackson, Kera Yarborough, Sean Khatibi and Taylor Khatibi; her sisters; Beatrice Ross, Shirley Mitchell, and husband Clint; her brothers Jack Putman and wife Betty; Toney Putman and wife Sharon; Phillip Putman and wife Marilyn; plus numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews plus many dedicated employees, Contributors to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, www.turpentinecreek.org followers and friends. Hilda was preceded in death by son Robert Glen Jackson; step daughter Heather Khatibi; father Cecil Putman; sisters Lilly Nix Clara Lou Myers and brother Winfred Putman. She loved and inspired us all and we will miss her. Our comfort is in the assurance that Hilda now resides with God, those loved ones that preceded her in death and all the animals shoes lives were enriched by her.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Miss Hilda's passing. She was a very neat lady. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sorry to hear of the death of Hilda. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.Marion Jacobs Birmingham Class of 1957.Lura Jacobs Ellis Class of 1959

  3. I only had the privilege of knowing Hilda for a little over three years. She was one of the most dedicated women I have ever had the privilege of knowing. She was totally sold out with her life passion of keeping the Refuge alive and well, plus making it a dream that would live forever. She instilled the love for the animals in her children and grandchildren, who plan to keep the dream alive for future generations. She was one of the strongest women I have known and a real inspiration to be around. Even if she felt poorly, the last year, she worked hard and maintained her passion for Turpentine Creek. I consider it an honor to have known and worked around such an Icon. Truly she was an inspiration to all who knew her.

  4. I just heard about Hilda this weekend & wanted you all to know that my thoughts, prayers & love are with you all! Hilda was a very special lady & one of the best friends I ever had! So many years ago, & so many memories I will forever hold in my heart.

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