Carol Jackson was born on September 17, 1951 in Eureka to her loving parents, Carl and Rose Sepulveda. Her fondest memories of childhood were of her close friends and horses. She often spoke about her father surprising her with a horse and letting it stay in the backyard of their home in town. As a child she rode horses all over the streets of Eureka, including Broadway. In Carol’s adult years she continued to love horses and had them until the day she passed. She loved trail riding and riding on the beach. She also loved going to horse competitions with her daughter and later grandson to cheer them on.

Carol enjoyed many things, but among her favorites were caring for her daughter Shara, who lived with her, and traveling with her significant other, Jack Brow, as much as possible. Her favorite place to visit was her daughter Angie Ballard, son-in-law Jeff Ballard and grandson Quincy Ballard’s home in Medford, Oregon. Her grandson, eight-year-old Quincy Ballard, was the apple of her eye, and she always had a picture to show or a story to share just in case anyone she ran into happened to ask about him.

She also enjoyed playing poker with Jack and all of her friends in the poker room. Her last big vacation was to Las Vegas with Jack, Angie and Quincy, where she was able to mix all of her favorite things: a horse show, time with her family on an amazing adventure and winning big under the Las Vegas lights.

Carol left this Earth into the open arms of the Lord on Wednesday February 27, 2019. She was known for her beautiful smile which always shined, and will forever be remembered. Carol was proceeded in death by her father, Carl Sepulveda. She is survived by her mother, Rose Sepulveda; significant other Jack Brow; daughters Shara Christiansen and Angie Ballard; son-in-law Jeff Ballard; and the light of her life, grandson Quincy Ballard. She will be dearly missed.

At Carol’s request there will not be a service. If you would like to make a donation in Carol’s honor please send to HOPE Equestrian Center at PO Box 396, Eagle Point, OR 97524. This program meant a lot to her as it used the healing power of horses to serve special-needs individuals like her daughter Shara and is run by her other daughter, Angie. The family will be notified of any donations made.

“Always and forever I want you to know that I will be with you…my arms will always be here to protect you…my love will always be here to nurture and encourage you…and my soul will forever be with you to watch-over and comfort you until the end of time…you are never alone…” Karen Kastyla


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