Dean A. Jackson

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JACKSON, Dean A.
4/3/1921 - 2/2/2011

Dean A. Jackson, 89, of Spokane, Washington passed away on February 2, 2011. He was born in Clarinda Iowa, April 3, 1921 to Adna and Newt Jackson. Dean grew up with four sisters in Lincoln, Nebraska. He attended Lincoln High school where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. Later in 1995 he was inducted in Lincoln High School's Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding athletic achievements. He attended the University of Nebraska where he lettered three years in baseball, and played varsity football his third year. Before graduating he enlisted and served as a Captain in the Signal Corps in World War II. Upon his return, he completed his first degree in Education and took a position as Head Coach in Superior, Wyoming where he met his wife Nadine, also a teacher. They returned to Lincoln where he received his second degree in Electrical Engineering in 1952. He worked as an engineer with Reynolds Metals in Chicago, Illinois then accepted a position at Kaiser Aluminum Trentwood in 1957 where he was employed for 33 years. He was the Electrical Design Supervisor when he retired. Dean served as a board member for the Spokane Valley YMCA, president of the Spokane Valley Rotary, and coached boys soccer for three years. He enjoyed golfing, water sports and skiing and played basketball until the age of 70.
He is survived by Nadine, his wife of 62 years and his children, daughters Deborah Jones of Spokane, Susan Andre (Larry) of Puyallup, WA, Sandra McManis of Spokane, Jennifer Walton (Steve) of San Mateo, CA, son Ted (Amy) of Portland, OR, and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held this Saturday February 5 at 2:00 pm in the chapel at Riverview Terrace located at 1801 East Upriver Drive, Spokane, WA. The family expresses their gratitude to the Riverview Care Center for their loving care and support. Memorial contributions in honor of Dean may be made to Hospice of Spokane and the Riverview Care Center.
Dean was an honorable man and wonderful husband and father. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Published in Spokesman-Review from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2011
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