Allie Idean Jackson

It is with heavy hearts, we say goodbye to our beautiful Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who on September 30, 2021 left us to be back in the arms of her beloved husband, Victor.

(Allie) Idean was born on March 16, 1927 in Weir City, Kansas to Henry and Flora (Cameron) Harris. Joined by her brother, Henry, the family moved to Cripple Creek, Colorado and finally settled in California. Idean graduated from Pomona Junior College, and maintained many lifelong friendships there throughout the years.
She met and married the love of her life, Victor Jackson (aka the lemon drop kid) on September 16, 1945. Soon after the birth of their first child they made the long trek from California back to Victor’s home in Charlton, NY where they spent 74 years of marriage together. There they raised three daughters and a son.

Idean was a stay-at-home mom for many years and was very active in her children’s lives and her community. She was a Brownie leader, an active member of the PTA, and served in many positions at her church. She was a founding member and editor of the newsletter for the Charlton Seniors. She worked at Mayfair Jewelers and retired from there in 1989. Idean will always be remembered for her devotion to family and friends, her kindness to all those she met, and her love of doing for others.

Idean was predeceased by her husband Victor in 2019, son-in-law David Green in 2016, and grandson Erich Green in 1992. She is survived by her children Lynda Green, Vicki Engelking (Gary), Deborah Falcon (Kerry), and Gregory Jackson (Paula); grandchildren Ethan Green (Amber), Ehren Green (Sabrina), Rebecca Flynn (Jim), Kyle Sharp (Janine), Robert Engelking (Melissa), Mindy Hotard (Wade), Josh Falcon (Sara), Emily Falcon, Brent Falcon, Ian Falcon, Tyler Falcon (Casey), Sean Jackson, Mitchell Harrington (Kalena), and Bryan Harrington; great grandchildren Travis Green, Mason Green, Ravin, Avery and Devyn Pultorak, Brendon Flynn, Cody and Layla Sharp, Isabel Falcon, Austyn Falcon, Hunter Harrington, Kayde and Kenzie Engelking, Arielle Mullins (Andrew) and Christopher Hotard; great great grandson Declan Mullins; special niece Patricia Schmidt (Ken), and dear friends Ted and Dora Eighmie, Faye Heckeler and Henry Strathmann; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Monday, October 4 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, October 5 at Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in Sweetman Cemetery. Reception following at Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church.

The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the loving aides from Capital District Comfort Care and Community Hospice of Saratoga who helped us fulfill our mom’s wish to remain in her home. Memorial contributions in memory of Idean may be made to the Charlton Freehold Presbyterian Church or to the charity of your choice.

Guest Book

Teri Glynn

I was sorry to hear about Idean, I knew her from Mayfair.
She was a pleasure to work with.

Dave Bristow

I know my sisters and I have great memories growing-up having Idean as a neighbor. She was like a second "Mom". Our thoughts are with the entire family at this time, hoping good memories will ease the sorrow.

Ken lloyd

Lynda I’m sorry for your mom’s passing she will be missed with your family

Paula G Supley

Debbie and family, I saw your mom's obituary in the Gazette. I am sorry for your loss. I always remembered her as being so genuine and sweet. The last time I saw her was years ago at Ellis. I was with my mom, who was going to have a heart test .Your mom was with your dad. My mom was quite nervous and your mom said hello. We all had a little conversation which helped my mom calm down. I thought it was so kind of your mom. Although this is a sad time, your family was very blessed to have such a wonderful mother. You are in my thoughts. Sincerely Paula Supley

Jacki Murray Langley

You spent your life loving everyone . Pete and Vic have welcomed you with our Lord and Savior and that comforts those left behind! Thank you for loving my children and for being the friend you have been to Betty!
God Bless your family and fly high sweet lady!

Michael Murray

Aunt Idean you will be sorely missed. I remember the good times I had when I was younger with you and Uncle Vic and the whole family. May you be at peace now that you are home with Uncle Vic and god. My condolences to the family.