Barrie Roswin Jackson
1932 - 2019
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Barrie Roswin Jackson

1932 ~ 2019

Barrie Roswin Jackson passed away on April 5, 2019 at the age of 86 due to complications from cancer. A 'legendary soul' with a boundless zest for life, Barrie was beloved by many for his compassion, kindness, and quick wit.

Despite a peripatetic childhood, Barrie excelled at academics, athletics, and friendship. Son of a concert pianist, Barrie enjoyed a life-long appreciation of the arts, particularly music, literature, photography, painting, and film. From his New Orleans-born father, Barrie developed an insatiable hunger for cooking, and a fascination for other cuisines and cultures. Barrie took up the 'manly art of boxing", later winning a boxing scholarship to Gonzaga University, a coveted Golden Gloves title, and a professional boxing career boasting 10 wins and one loss, before hanging up his gloves to marry, start a family, and form his own public relations firm.

Part of an eclectic group of Brown's Point denizens such as author Frank Herbert and real estate impresario William Riley. Barrie later moved his family to Tacoma, where he managed West Coast rock bands The Wailers and The Sonics, collaborating with renown rock photographer Jini Dellaccio, eventually entering a lengthy career in politics. In Tacoma, Barrie also found time to poke fun at the Tacoma elite through his satirical newspaper "The Spazmodic Times," and take on Indian Fishing Rights with Bob and Suzi Satiacum. His political career included congressional aide for Floyd V. Hicks, fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, and campaign manager for many local, state and national campaigns, before retiring from the Seattle's Mayor's office for Senior Citizens.

Barrie Jackson is survived by six children: Lyn Gant, Michael Jackson, Leeanna Whispering Horse, Leslie Jackson, Suzanne Hermanson, and Matthew Jackson; eight grandchildren: Riley and Emily Manke, Galen, Cooper and Logan Jackson, Jane and Jack Hermanson, and Sebastian Jackson; one great-grandson, Bowie, his long-time companion Ann Tabasinske, and her daughter Mira. He is pre-deceased by daughter Kathleen, son Mark, and former wife Patricia.

A Celebration of Life for family

& friends will be held on Monday,

April 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm at

Bayview Retirement Community

11 West Aloha St, Seattle WA.

Donations in his honor may be made to Mother Nation 4250 S. Mead St., Seattle WA 98118.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 21, 2019.
Celebration of Life
02:00 PM
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May 21, 2019
So sad to hear of Barrie's passing. My condolences to the family. Barrie and I worked together for many many years. It was always nice to see him, sit and talk and laugh. He was such a positive person with an infectious smile. He will be missed.
May 20, 2019
My sincerest sympathy and condolences to all the family of Barrie on his passing. I know Barrie from his work at Seattle Govt M.O.S.C. where he provided selfless and effective services to his MOSC clients including me. As a New Orleans native myself, Barrie relished his own New Orleans personal identity too. We all will miss him but remember him well too. - Herb Camet, Jr.
Herb Camet Jr
May 20, 2019
I will miss you my old friend and work-buddy.
If I had known the date of the service I would have attended.
Joan Uzelak
April 22, 2019
My Dad was one of a kind, and lived life to the fullest. Dad thank you for the time I had with you on this earth. I love & miss you!!
Matt Jackson
April 22, 2019
I grew up next door to the Jackson's and would listen to The Wailers in the Jackson basement when I was 5 or 6. Barry and Pat were always decent to me and were good examples of how to live and enjoy life.
Josh Kors
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