ROBERT A. 'BOB' JACKSON passed away July 27, 2012, after a lengthy and debilitating illness. Preceded in death by parents, Reimer L & Margaret W. Jackson and loving wife of 56 years, Nancy J. Jackson. Survived by children, Carol Jackson-Hilton (Bill), David M. Jackson (Mary Lou) and James L. Jackson (Alice); grandchildren, Robert P. (Eva), Patrick R. (Corinne), Stephen W., James R., Ashley L. and Brian T.; and great-grandchildren, Zoe, Leo, Max & Anastasia. He also leaves behind Rosalie Rivas, caregiver and loving friend. A gentleman, businessman & politician, Bob provided leadership to the community of Pueblo and Colorado. Serving on numerous boards and committees, he began his career with the purchase of the Chevrolet dealership from his father. Jackson Chevrolet which became Fortino-Jackson Chevrolet served this community for almost 70 years. Elected to the State Legislature in 1968, he was a State Representative for two terms but his influence in the political arena did not end there. He was appointed to numerous state boards which included the Water Conservancy District and State Fair Commission. He was always sought out by others for advice and counsel as he had an astute mind in dealing with a great many issues. Not only did he serve at a state level but he was asked to serve on numerous local boards throughout his lifetime. Being instrumental in bringing the Sangre de Cristo Art Center into existence, he served on its board for a number of years donating his time and money to making it one of the centerpieces of this community. He also established the Jackson Foundation which has granted millions of dollars in support of local charities and causes throughout Pueblo, many times giving advice and counsel to those services as well. His personal, civic and professional awards are too many to list but those recognitions serve as a testament to the outstanding individual he was and the asset he was to this community and to this state. He will be truly missed by family, friends and associates. There will be no viewing. Service, 11 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2012, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Avenue, with Pastor Bobby J. Wilson officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to Pueblo Cooperative Care or Sangre de Cristo Art Center in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. Bob was such a dear person. He was a very good friend to our family and was so supportive of all the activities my mother Sandy is involved with.

    I have been thinking of all of you. I will miss him.

    Warmly,
    Mindy Stein Carton
    (Daughter of Sandy and Marvin Stein)

  2. BOB WAS A MAN THAT WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL ESPECIALLY FAMILY. MADELINE JOHNSON IS MY GRANDMOTHER AND ALWAYS SAID TO BAD THERE ARE NOT MORE PEOPLE LIKE HIM. HE WAS ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT YOU SENDING OUT BIRTHDAY CARDS AND ANNIVERSARY TO LET YOU KNOW HE CARED. HE ALWAYS HAD TIME FOR FAMILY. WILL BE MISSED BY US. ALWAYS HAD A JOKE TO END THE CONVERSATION AND OFF HE WENT 100 MILES A MINUTE. LOVE LYNN AND ROGER TRUXELL.

  3. On behalf of Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County and our Board of Directors our most sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Jackson. It is rare that the work of one individual impact’s the lives of thousands they have never met. His leadership helped to ensure that success is within reach of every young person who walks through Boys & Girls Club’s doors for many generations to come.

  4. On behalf of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Alumni Association and our Board of Directors, our most sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Jackson. An amazing man, a true gentleman who epitomized the philanthropic spirit. Thank you for all you have done for our community and the state of Colorado. Respectfully submitted by Tracy Samora, Director of Alumni Relations, Colorado State University-Pueblo

  5. PEDCO Board,staff and membership would like to thank Bob’s family for the many hours spent away from them as he built the PEDCO organization. As a founding member of PEDCO, Bob was a visionary for Pueblo’s future. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  6. My father Albert knew Bob in the 1950’s and 60’s and bought several cars from him, as did I in later years. We had high regard for him as did all those who knew him and will miss his positive presence here in the town he cared deeply about.

  7. Our prayers with all Bob’s family and friends in the time of great sorrow on his loss. A friend to all and a mentor to many. Those of us that were fortunate enough to share his wisdom, humor, friendship and the JOKES are truely blessed by his never ending sharing. Great memories of a terrific human.

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