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Jack Bresson


1926 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Jack Bresson Obituary
JACK BRESSON Age 87, passed away October 3, 2013 in Newport Beach, California. Born Donald Jack Bresson October 1, 1926 in Riverside, California to Joseph and Carrie Bresson, he moved to Blythe, California while only months old where his parents farmed and raised cattle. In 1944 Jack married Marilyn McDowell in Salome, Arizona and they resided in Blythe on the family ranch where they raised cattle, sheep, and Bermuda grass seed. Within a couple of years they moved to Riverside, California. Jack and Marilyn remained married for the next 68 years until Marilyn's passing in January 2013. Jack is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Shirley Bresson; son and daughter-in-law Frank and Sarah Bresson; daughter Jean Garcia; daughter and son-in-law Tom and Jane Burnside, as well as 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grand-children and 1 great-great grandchild. When Jack and Marilyn moved to Riverside in the mid 1940s they farmed citrus groves and operated sheep camps around the Lake Matthews area and later owned liquor stores and investment properties. Jack also served on the Riverside County Planning Commission under District 1 County Supervisor Walt Abraham. Jack remained a full time partner with Marilyn in all of their business ventures and activities and a father to their 4 children. Jack and Marilyn were inseparable for 68 years, and are now together once again. Residing in Riverside for many years in a home they built themselves, Jack and Marilyn built their lake front dream home in Lake Arrowhead where they enjoyed many days of enjoyment with family and friends. In more recent years Marilyn and Jack moved to their long time family home in Newport Beach. Jack was a Life-Member of Elk's Lodge 643 in Riverside. Graveside services will be held at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside on Friday, October 18th at 1:00 PM. Please visit www.piercebroscrestlawn.com to offer condolences.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 13, 2013
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