Doyle E. Jackson

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Doyle E. Jackson

1925-2003

Former mayor of Craig Doyle E. Jackson died Oct. 23, 2003, at the Hospice Care at McKee Medical Center, in Loveland, Colo. He was 78.

Jackson was born July 17, 1925, in Kansas, Okla., to William Thomas and Addie Evelyn (Brady) Jackson.

Jackson married Joyce J. Stauffer Oct. 6, 1946, in Loveland. He was a WWII veteran, of the U.S. Navy, serving his country in the South Pacific. He was a businessman and a civic leader. He was a lifetime member of Loveland Elks Lodge No. 1051, Associated Veterans of Loveland, longtime member of the Kiwanis Club in Craig, and a member of the Moffat County Sheriff's Posse. He was the town of Berthoud's town administrator in the 1980s. Jackson moved from Craig to Loveland in 1976. He was mayor of Craig from 1972-1976. He was a city council member for years and a resident of Craig for 24 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church since 1955. Jackson loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, raising horses, traveling, bowling, and thoroughly enjoyed the mountains and Colorado.

Jackson is survived by his sons Larry D. (Ellen) Jackson, of Loveland, and David A. (Barbara) Jackson, of Eagle; daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" McWhorter, of Loveland; ten grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters Murial (Dale) White, of Fritch, Texas, Lucille (John) Galka, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Betty Rae (Edward) Burda, of Sonora, Calif.

Jackson was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce J. Jackson, sisters Juanita Curtis Hunter and Thelma Hipps, and brother, Dale Jackson.

Services will be held Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church with Pastor Tom Webster officiating. Graveside military honors will be conferred by Associated Veterans of Loveland Honor Guard.

Burial will be at the Resthaven Memory Gardens, in Ft. Collins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County in care of Kebbey-Fishburn Funeral Home.

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