He served in the Army Air Corps as an aircraft gunnery instructor during WWII. While home on leave, he met his sweetheart, Fern Lenor Hansen and upon returning from the war they were married in the St. George, Utah Temple.
He was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many callings. He loved the Book of Mormon and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many lives were touched by his knowledge of the scriptures and testimony of the gospel. He enjoyed his service as a stake missionary, an ordinance worker in the St. George Temple, and the mission he served with his wife as a director of the Cedar City LDS Employment Center.
He graduated from Cedar City High School and CSU with an associate’s degree. He worked in many different occupations including; Air craft mechanic, Finish carpenter and Cabinet maker, LaFranze Gas Company, Jackson Dry Cleaners, assistant director of plant operations for the College of Southern Utah, and founded Doug’s Camera Repair and Jackson Plumbing, which he operated until he retired.
He built a cabin at Duck Creek and created many memories for his family. He also enjoyed working on stained glass and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved airplanes and spent many hours at the airport watching them take off and land. He also built many toys for the children.
Douglas & Fern had 4 children. Penny (Max) Gardner, Lance (Debbie) Jackson, Terry (Annet) Jackson, Barbara (Alan) Chidester all of Cedar City, Utah.
Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, brother Wayne Jackson & sisters Deana Lefever & Lucille Murie.
He is survived by his wife & children, a sister Marilyn Bowman and a brother James Howard Jackson, 22 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, June 7th, at the Cedar City 4th Ward Chapel, 400 N. 500 W. at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be Friday, June 6th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary and Saturday, June 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church. Interment will be at Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com.
The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Marshall, the staff at Kolob Regional, other Health Care Providers and Hospice.