Dwain T. Jackson

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Dwain T. Jackson January 12, 1924 – June 17, 2012 Dwain Thompson Jackson was born on January 12, 1924, at Blackfoot, ID to William Harrison Jackson and Hazel Edith Thompson Jackson, the youngest of four children. When he was one year old the family relocated to Cedaredge, CO, where he grew up and graduated from Cedaredge High School in 1942. He attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. He sold insurance and securities. Dwain married Donna McNulty on April 16, 1961, in Grand Junction, and they celebrated 50 years together in 2011. Music was very important to Dwain and through the years he sang many solos, as well as participated in a number of choirs, choral groups and theatrical groups. He was instrumental in establishing the Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony chapter in Grand Junction. He joined Mt. Lamborn Lodge No. 102, A.F.& A.M. in Hotchkiss, CO in 1946, and was currently a member of Mesa Lodge No. 55 in Grand Junction. He had also been a member of Grand Junction Sayre's Toastmaster Club, and he was a member of Clifton Christian Church. Dwain enjoyed reading, and was a real history buff. Dwain was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Barton Jackson, and sister, June Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughters, Deborah (Joe) Bray, Anchorage, AK, and Melanie Jackson, Grand Junction; son, Jeffrey Jackson, Hendersonville, TN; grandsons, Aaron (Jessica) Bray, San Antonio, TX, and Devin Bray and granddaughter, Julianna Bray, both of Anchorage, AK; great-granddaughter, Alice Elizabeth Bray, San Antonio, TX, and sister, Nance Richards, Tucson, AZ. Services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012, at Clifton Christian Church at 10:00 a.m. and a graveside service will be at the Cedaredge Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090B North 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506, or to the Clifton Christian Church Building Fund, 615 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, CO 81520.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on June 20, 2012