Donald L. Jackson, 93, passed away around 12:01 am Saturday, July 17th, 2021, in Brookings, Oregon. Almost 6 years to the day after the love of his live, Louise June Jackson.
He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on December 21, 1927. He grew up during the Great Depression and started work as a young boy to help put food on the family table. After working several of his teenage years, he decided to join the U.S. Coast Guard where he served 3 years and received a WWII Victory Medal. Towards the end of his service, he was stationed in Seattle. That’s where he met his future wife, June Jackson, and they loved to dance and do the jitterbug together.
They were married June 13, 1952. Don worked many jobs, mostly in sales, but his biggest priority was taking care of his family. His wife and two children, Frank Jackson and Barbara Hewitt (Jackson) were everything he cared for and loved in life.
Don’s second passion for life was golf. June encouraged him to golf every weekend. He has had 3 holes in 1 in his lifetime and has shot under his age several times! On is 93rd birthday, he played 4 holes and wished he could play more. Don was an avid golfer and enjoyed the outdoor sports. Fishing and boating were also on his list.
Don was a wonderful Christ-loving man. Most of his life he took care of June, he was such a good man and just loved his wife and family. Loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather and friend.
He lived in various places over the years including Honolulu, Portland, Seattle, Hacienda Heights, Redding and retired in Brookings.
Preceded in death, his loving wife, June Jackson and his son Frank Jackson. He is survived by his loving daughter, Barbara Hewitt and husband, John Hewitt of Alta Loma, CA; granddaughters Lisa Patton and husband Steve, Lori Neilssien and husband Mark, Joni Moorefield and husband Larry, Arika Jackson; grandsons Johnny Hewitt and Sneha, Chadd Marchese; 11 great grandchildren, 6 ½ great great grandchildren; Brother Harold & Sandy Jackson and many loved nieces and nephews.