Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District
Funeral services were held Monday [November 14, 1983] for former Pomeroy resident John D. Jackson, who died last week in Walla Walla. He was 27.
Jackson was born Feb. 24, 1956, at Dayton, the son of Howard and Nellie Laughery Jackson. He was raised on a wheat and cattle ranch near Pomeroy and graduated from high school there in 1975. He was an active outdporsman.
He moved to Walla Walla in 1975 and attended Walla Walla Community College, graduating from its mechanic division. He worked with De Kalb Ag Research and then Nelson Irrigation at Walla Walla, retiring in 1981 because of ill health
He married Maureen Dona van Feb. 2, 1980, at Walla Walla. She survives him at their home.
Other survivors include his mother at Walla Walla; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Cecil Laughery of Walla Walla, and two brothers, Jerry Jackson of Pomeroy and Jan Jackson of Richland.
The Rev. Howard Baker of the Walla Walla First Church of God, officiated at the services at Richardson-Brown Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Pomeroy cemetery.
Pallbearers included Jim Griffin, Dave Slaybaugh, Max Scoggin, Andy Winnett, Steve Grim, and Geoff Morgan. Music was by Wilma Bartlpw, organist, and Colleen Combs, who sang and accompanied herself on guitar.
The family suggests that memorials be made to the Northwest Kidney Foundation or Spokane Diabetic Foundation.