Ann Jackson Blackman, 93, a resident of Cambridge of Warren, died Monday morning, Nov. 25, 2013.
Ann was born on April 7, 1920, to Allan C. Jackson and Louise Chapman Luce and lived in Warren for most of her life. Ann was a 1938 graduate of the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. and attended WardBelmont School in Nashville, Tenn.
Ann was a member of the Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church of Warren. She was also a member of the Warren Players Club, Conewango Valley Country Club, Warren Women's Club, Garden Club, Warren General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, a volunteer for the Window Box at Warren General Hospital, and Friends of Library Theatre.
Ann was an avid traveler to Europe and many excursions with family within the United States. She loved horses, steeple racing, riding, and also boarded horses in a field on Redwood Street and later on Daugherty Run Road. She was a great downhill skier and enjoyed that well into her middle ages. She continued her love of the theatre and entertaining by taking her grandchildren to many of her plays in which she performed. Ann worked many years for the Warren County School District at both North Warren and Home Street Elementary Schools.
Ann is survived by four children: Suzanne B. Tome of Ashville, N.Y., Frederick C. Blackman (Margaret) of Bristow, Va., Nancy B. Chapman of Warren, Pa., and Charles R. Blackman of Jamestown, N.Y. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Wendy Galvin of Canton, Ga., John Hickey Jr. of Jamestown, N.Y., and Tracy A. TomeNystrom of Warren, Pa.; four greatgrandchildren: Jaya Nystrom, Katelyn Hickey, Stephen Galvin and Gabriel Mansi; a halfsister, Mary Brant Landon of Charlottesville, Va.; and a favorite cousin, Hewitt Chapman of New York City.
In addition to her parents Ann is preceded in death by as sister, Barbara Conway; stepfather, John Wilson Ayres Luce; and two nephews: James C. Blackman and Thomas Conway.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, from noon1 p.m. at Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East St., Warren, Pa. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Matthew Scott, vicar, officiating. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 444 Pennsylvania Ave. W., Warren, PA 16365.
Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc. com.