Soldotna resident Harold A. Jackson II died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage from a double aneurysm. He was 71.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Soldotna. Bishop Randall Eberline will officiate. Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof.
Mr. Jackson was born June 2, 1929, in Holbrook, Ariz., where he was raised and educated. He moved to Soldotna on July 4, 1961. He started Jackson Construction in Soldotna and continued running the business until the time of his death. Mr. Jackson also started the fire department in Soldotna.
Mr. Jackson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Soldotna. He also did charity work in the area. He enjoyed gold panning, reading, local politics and thoroughly loved "goin' for a ride."
"He was such a kind and wonderful man, giving love to so many people," his family said. "He particularly loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all."
Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his first wife, Roberta; infant daughter, Roberta; and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jackson; sons and daughters-in-law Harold III and Bobbie Jackson, William Allen and Debbie Jackson, Dennis Lynn and Roberta Jackson, and Jon Allen and his companion, Mary; son, Stanley Jackson; stepdaughter and son-in-law Tina Louise and Darren Thayer; stepsons and daughters-in-law Frank Leith and Brandi Bunch and William Earl and Samantha Bunch; stepdaughter, Sherry Michelle Mieastea; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and sister, Luella Grantham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Jackson family, P.O. Box 7, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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