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Gloria Jackson, Finlandia Board President, Has Passed AwayGloria Jackson

It is with great sadness that Finlandia University shares news of the death of The Hon. Dr. Gloria J. Jackson, the chair of the Finlandia University Board of Trustees.

"Our initial shock is now accompanied by deepening sadness and grief," said Finlandia University President Philip Johnson. "We have lost a close friend, a leader of Finlandia's Board of Trustees, a tireless champion of Finlandia's story and mission, an ambassador for all things Finnish and Finnish American, and so, so much more. Gloria's husband, Bill, and Gloria's family are in our thoughts and prayers."

Gloria, 70, of Eagle Harbor and Paradise Valley, Ariz., passed away Wednesday May 18, 2011, at her home in Eagle Harbor. Erickson Crowley Funeral Home, Calumet, is assisting the family in making funeral arrangements. Her full obituary can be read at http://ericksoncrowley.com.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 31, at 11:00 a.m., in the Erickson Crowley Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. Philip Johnson will officiate.