Ronald B. Jackson of Seward/Lawing passed away peacefully, July 30th with his loving wife and children by his side at the age of 85.
Ron was born September 22, 1930 in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Ron spent his time as a youth hunting and fishing around Cape Cod. After High school Ron joined the Navy as an aircraft mechanic. After he left the Navy he moved to Colorado where he attended gunsmith school. Ron’s dreams were always to move to Alaska. He arrived in Seward on January 1st, 1960, and that’s where he would call home for the next 56 years. Ron spent a short time working for the Forest Service, working construction/carpentry, and the State of Alaska DOC. Ron enjoyed his family, fishing, hunting, and gardening, sunning himself and marlin fishing in Mexico. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Peggy, his son Erik and his wife Shelly, and grandchildren Maria, Ronald, and Ashley, his daughter Laurie and husband Joe, and grandchildren, Matthew, Derrick, Michelle, Breyer, Mariah, Kyle, and daughter Lisa and husband Kent, and grandchildren Jackson and Marissa as well as 8 great-grandchildren.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Ron to be held at Chinooks Restaurant in Seward on Friday September 23, 2016 at 6:30. In lieu of flowers the family asks if you would like to make a donation in Ron’s name to:
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska
1750 Abbot Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99507
“Every day is a good, some are just better than others”