Lisl Jackson, 73, of Chattanooga, TN died August 6, 2019 after a very brief illness. She was born in Chicago, to the late Vernon and Betty (Borge) Westbrook. She attended Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, IL and earned her BA from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, MO.
In 1973 she married Paul Jackson at Knox Presbyterian Church in Naperville, IL. Lisl was a wonderful wife and a loving, involved mother and grandmother. She had endless energy to keep up with grandkids, and always encouraged all of their endeavors. She loved to play games, have water fights, go sledding, do art projects and explore new places with her kids.
Lisl was an avid traveler, adventurer, teacher, artist, athlete, cook, storyteller and Master Gardener. She had a heart for serving the under-served. She worked and volunteered her time across the globe teaching art and English as a second language. She was an active member of Rivermont Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, Sister Cities of Chattanooga, and P.E.O. Sisterhood. She and Paul teamed to bring clean water to a village in Honduras, a school in Thailand, and to many individual families in Appalachia through Living Waters for the World.
Lisl made and maintained friendships around the world constantly reinforcing her belief that we are all more similar than we are different; there were no strangers in the world, just people she hadn’t met yet. Always looking for a new challenge or adventure, she began racing triathlons at the age of 69. Her zest for life was infectious.
She will be sorely missed by her beloved husband Paul; her daughters Kim (Troy) and Becky (Dennis), her six grandchildren, her brother Thomas (Kathleen), and step-sister Elena (Steve). Many others will cherish her memory, including loving in-laws, extended family, dear friends and many exchange students.
The family will receive friends at Rivermont Presbyterian Church on Sunday, August 25 from 4-6pm and on Monday, August 26 from 9:30-11am followed immediately by a memorial service at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Living Waters for the World.
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