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88, of Goodyear, AZ passed away on November 29, 2012. Olden Jackson (Goodyear, AZ) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 14, 1924, and called home on November 29, 2012. In May of 1943 he joined the Army was then stationed in Europe where he met and married Alice Erika Tenis; Alice preceded him in death. He was a World War II and Korean War vet. During his 30 years of service, he received numerous Letters of Commendation and medals, including a World War II Victory Medal and 5 Bronze Stars. Olden was a charismatic man who loved his family very much, and was blessed to have found love again. On February 28, 2011 he married Ana Garcia. Olden leaves behind his loving wife, Ana Jackson, his only daughter Norma Coachman, two grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Private services were held on December 5, 2012.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 9, 2012