Mrs. Burrow died Sunday, March 24, 2013.
Val Jean Jackson Burrow was born in Yowell, in Delta County, on June 6, 1922, to Otis and Eula V. Weaver Jackson.
She married L.C. Burrow of Race Track, Delta County, on Nov. 20, 1948. He preceded her in death after 50 years of marriage.
Mrs. Burrow was raised on a cotton farm outside Klondike, and was the great-great-granddaughter of Green Weaver, who helped found the Weaver community.
She graduated from Klondike High in 1940 and attended East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce on a one-year valedictorian scholarship. She left college to pursue a secretarial career in both Cooper and Dallas.
Mrs. Burrow held positions with Triple A (Agricultural Adjustment Administration) and the Texas Highway Department in Cooper, before leaving work to raise her children. She later served as assistant city secretary for the city of Cooper and with the East Texas State University Library in Commerce, before retiring in 1996.
Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Burrow of Cooper and Jill Burrow Risman of Irving; and two grandchildren, Adam Burrow Risman of New York City and Jessica Megan Risman of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mary Sue Gammon of Waco and Myra Jackson of Mineola; and two brothers, Roy Evans Jackson of Dallas and Larry Jackson of Mineola.
Mrs. Burrow was also predeceased by her parents and her older brother, Billy Claud Jackson.
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