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LaRue Jackson

Updated: Mar 6

LaRue Mae Jackson, born on May 2, 1932, peacefully passed away at Harmony West Des Moines (previously known as Manor Care) on February 13, 2024, in West Des Moines, IA. She was a mother, loving grandmother, and great-grandmother. LaRue will be remembered for her love and devotion for Jesus. 


LaRue was born in Belknap, IA to Esther (Schultz) Matthews and Clifford Charles Matthews. After attending Grinnell High School in 1950 she married Paul Hudnut in 1952 and together they had, Richard, Janet, David and James. They lived and farmed by Deep River. LaRue and Paul later divorced, and she moved to Atlantic, IA. Later in life she married Phillip Jackson and together they worked as truck drivers traveling cross country. LaRue loved to travel and often made trips with women of her church. Russia was among one of her favorite destinations. After her mother and Phil passed LaRue stayed busy working in retail at various places but ended her working career at the age of 84 working at Walmart in the crafts section. She loved the people she worked with and her customers dearly!


LaRue Mae Jackson is survived by her granddaughters, Brit (Matt) Woodside, Emma (Bobby) Parker as well as Megan Hudnut, and Stefanie Ahrens Latimer. Her grandsons, Aaron Hudnut and Skyler Ahrens. LaRue cherished great-grandsons Henry and Wyatt Woodside as well as 10 other great grandchildren. 

Mother to Richard (Jeri) Hudnut and Janet (Bill) Ahrens. LaRue will be missed by her daughter-in-law Luana Hocking as well as Julie Hudnut. 


She was preceded in death by her children; James Hudnut and David Hudnut. Her husband Phil Jackson. Mother, Esther Schultz Evans & Step-Father Henry Evans. Uncle, Franklin (Marilyn) Schultz. A special friend and roommate Kathy Wauters.


A private graveside service will be held at a later date to honor her wishes and remember LaRue Mae Jackson. 


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