George W. Jackson
George William Jackson was born on March 15, 1925 in Prescott, Iowa. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Corning High School in 1942. He worked his way through high school in the lumber industry.
George entered the service on July 7, 1943 doing his training at Lowry Air Field in Colorado. His flight training on the B-17 was completed in Sioux City, Iowa. He was stationed in Peterborough, England with the 8th Air Force and flew 26 combat missions in Western Europe as a bombardier. Upon his return to the States, he worked in the power industry for 38 years.
George and his family lived in Estes from 1958 to 1966 and he worked for the Bureau of Reclamation. He was Commander of the American Legion Post 119 in Estes Park, Colorado and a lifetime member of the BPOE Elks #1051, Loveland, Colorado.
Shortly after retiring, he and his wife Norma, moved to Mesa, Arizona to pursue their passion of golf year round. After Norma died, he and Mary Ann were married in 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, daughters Susan (Karl) Roller, Marchetta (Lee) Thompson, grandson, Barry (Tracy) Renner, great-grandchildren Zachary, Alexander and Elise, brother Don and sister Delores Renner.
He was preceded in death by Norma his wife of 51 years, his brother Wayne Jackson and sister-in-laws, Alice Jackson and Darlene Jackson.
A Memorial with military honors will be held Saturday, September 22 at 2 p.m. in Loveland Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to: Ray Hickey Hospice House, 2112 E. Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98665.
Go get that hole in one Dad!