Sally (Krause) Jackoway

Sally (Krause) Jackoway died February 4, 2023, after a brief illness at the age of 89. 

Sally and her late husband, Malkom, were married for 67 years and were educators in the St. Louis area during the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. In 1967, Sally graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and received a prestigious Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, which enabled her to pursue a master’s degree in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis. After graduation, she returned to UMSL as an English instructor. There, Sally also founded the university’s Writing Lab. Formerly having worked as a human “computer” doing calculations for McDonnell Douglas, Sally used her technical knowledge to develop the Lab’s first computer-aided instruction station. She also taught English as a Second Language to, among others, newly arrived members of the St. Louis Blues hockey team.

After Sally and Malkom retired, they moved to La Jolla, Calif., where they lived for 37 years enjoying their shared passions for tennis and bridge. Throughout the pandemic, they played ping-pong and gin rummy nearly every day until Malkom died in July 2021.

Sally is survived by her son David, whose wife Claire died in 2021; son Gary and his wife, Ingrid; son Richard and his wife, Sallyanne; grandsons Alan and his wife, Sarah; Daniel and his wife, Annie; and Scott and his fiancé Erin; granddaughters Emily and Rebecca; and great-grandsons Wesley and Rowan. 

Memorial plans are pending. Donations may be made to Jewish Family Service of San Diego or the American Civil Liberties Union.