Howard Robert Jackson
1940 ~ 2014

Howard Robert Jackson, age 74, of Alpine, died May 15, 2014 peacefully at his home surrounded by those who love him.

He was born February 25, 1940, in Murray, to Robert Lewis Jackson and Farol Ballard Richardson. He grew up in the States of California, Wyoming, and Utah. He graduated from Granite High School in 1958 and attended Utah State, University of Utah, and Salt Lake Community College. On April 16, 1965, he married Ellen Linda Higley. They were later sealed on June 15, 1967 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He worked at Kennecott Copper Refinery for 32 years. He also worked as a Master Carpenter.

Howard is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings, but scouting was his love and passion. He spent over 40 years in scouting. Twenty-seven of those years were spent as the Eagle District Advancement Chairman working with over a thousand young men in obtaining their Eagle Scout Rank. He attended Wood Badge and earned his Wood Badge beads in November 1986. He was also awarded the Silver Beaver Award in September 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; his 5 children, Lonie (Doug) Rial, Lance (Leora), Shane (Leann), James (Karina), and Desiree (Trent) Newbold; his 25 + grandchildren LOL; 10 great-grandchildren, and two brothers Gary (Linda) and Dave (Karen). He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bob and Duane, and sister Shirley. The family would like to thank Brighton Hospice for all their love and caring in his final days.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Alpine 12th LDS Ward Chapel, 910 South Highbench Road, Alpine. Family and friends may call on Monday, May 19, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and again on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 at the church. Interment will be held at the Alpine City Cemetery following services.

 

 

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