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home : obituaries : obituaries January 16, 2019


12/4/2018 1:50:00 PM
Frank James Jackson July 1, 1925 - September 20, 2018

Frank Jackson was born at Hammond Lumber Company Camp #17, Detroit, Oregon, July 1, 1925, to parents Frank James Jackson, Sr. and Lulu Dean Jackson.

Frank Jackson joined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II from May 10, 1943 to May 22, 1946, serving in the occupation of Japan. He joined the Naval Reserve December 1, 1947, so earned two honorable discharges.

Frank was a member of American Legion Post #86: Life member of B.P.O.E. Lodge #1371 and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Sisters Post #8138; served as Commander from 2002 to 2007. He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association, Military Order of Cooties and was a life member of Telephone Pioneers. 

Frank met Helen Irene Roten while on leave from the military and they were married December 13, 1947, at Mill City. They moved to Astoria, where Frank started his long career with the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. Later known as Pacific Northwest Bell Co. They lived in Astoria for seven years. While in Astoria, they had two daughters: Judith Ann McKenzie and Debra Jean Rich. The family moved to Corvallis in December 1954, and lived there for many years. Helen succumbed to cancer October 15, 1970. They had been married 23 years.

Frank married Doris Lucille Baldwin from Corvallis in 1973 and gained four step-children: Cary Scott Baldwin; David Wayne Baldwin; and Linda Marlene Thomas. Karen Elaine Turner succumbed to cancer July 18, 2009.

Frank and Doris moved to Bend where Frank retired from Pacific Northwest Bell on October 15, 1982 after 36 years of service.

Frank and Doris lived on Gist Road near Sisters for 38 years.

Frank's hobbies included model trains, camping, fishing, hunting, stamp collecting, reading and T.V. He leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donate to the American Cancer Society. 

A small service will be held at Deschutes Memorial Chapel and Gardens: 63875 N. Hwy. 97, Bend, OR 97701.





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