Born Jan. 6, 1965, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Glen and Dorothy Marie Ann Jackson.
Taira graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1983. During high school, she played basketball, tennis and was a member of the marching band. She attended the Nazarene Church and worked as a beautician for Glen and Ann's Barber Beauty Mart.
Taira was preceded in death by her parents Ann Jackson Stevens and Glen Jackson; grandparents William and Irene Brown and Bertha and Raymond Jackson.
Survivors include her son Chase Jackson-Rexroat, Terre Haute; brother Doug Jackson and wife Jeanelle, Canton, Mich.; and a niece Amanda Jackson.
Services will be at French Funeral Home at 11 a.m., Sept. 1, 2007, with Rev. Mel Sorenson officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Burial of cremains will take place at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Light House Mission in Terre Haute, 1450 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, 47807.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.