William Kenneth Jackson, 96, born Nov. 7, 1917, in Irishtown Township, Ill. passed away Jan. 30, 2014, in Pueblo. Mr. Jackson lived most of his life in Pueblo, Colo. after his parents Roy Earl and Mabel Carroll Jackson brought him and his three older brothers and one younger sister to Beulah, Colo. in 1921, where his father became the pastor of the Beulah Methodist Church. Mr. Jackson spent his early school days in the Beulah Elementary School and in 1927, his family moved to Pueblo where he attended Central Grade School, Keating Junior High School and graduated from Central High School in 1936. Upon graduation he worked in various jobs during the 1930's depression years including driving a horse drawn dairy truck and ushering at the movie theater in downtown Pueblo. He then worked at the CF&I rail mill. He owned the Phillips Gas Station at 10th and Grand in the early 50's while still working at the CF&I. He was transferred to the seamless tube mill and retired from that division in 1980. Mr. Jackson was married to Donna LaNor Henderson, daughter of Holger and Iva Sanders Henderson. Mr. Jackson and Donna were married in 1937, at St. Paul Methodist Church and later joined the Pueblo First Baptist Church and were members of that church for about 75 years. She passed away in 2007. Mr. Jackson was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Carroll W. Jackson, Hubert L. Jackson and Alvin L. Jackson; sisters, Lula Mae Jackson and Lorretta Fay Enderud. He leaves behind three daughters, Darla Arlene (Larry) Wilson, Diane Jackson and Delaine Salt; granddaughters, Jeanne Wilson (Bill) Harrison, Kathy Wilson (Ronny) Turner and Kristi Wilson (Tony) Burden; grandsons, Bryan (Dana) Salt and Kevin (Amanda) Salt; great-grandsons, Ronald Turner, Ryan Turner and Alec Salt; and great-granddaughters, Lauren Lamb, Rae Harrison and Madeleine Salt; sister, Lorraine Hoagland of Hemet, Calif.; brother, Rev. Harry David (Meredith) Jackson of McKinney, Tex.; sister-in-law, Beryl Jackson of Broken Arrow, Okla.; brother-in-law, John Thomas of Pueblo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Private family service, Beulah United Methodist Church. Private family interment. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My condolences to the Kenneth Jackson family. I purchased the family home on Bunker Hill and through the years had the pleasure of meeting some of you. Mr. Jackson was so helpful in teaching me about the mechanics of this house and sharing stories about how different plants and trees came to be part of the landscaping. My parents lived in their last home for 50 years so I understood how deeply bonded people become to a place. Even thought Mr. Jackson was sad to part with his home, I believe he took comfort when I told him I understood his feelings and would take good care of the home. I have loved living in this house for the past 6 years and value my time shared with each of you.
    Sincerely, Marilyn Antenucci

  2. Thank you Mr. Jackson for taking interest in me Felix (Tom ) Duran when I was in high school. I will never forget that you invited me to the First Baptist Church, Father and son dinner. I shall always remember the sincere concern you expressed and what was the start of me beliving in myself. I was no longer a poor, lower eastside latino/indian. When I went to college and graduated I said in my thoughts “If you could see me now” and when I started my career and received promotions and accolades, I though of you and said “If only you could see me now” and when I was at our ranch, branding or bailing hay, In my thoughs I said , “If you could see me now”. I did not want to boast and I wanted to say Thank you but I did’nt call so please forgive me, so again with a thankful and heavy heart I thank you and say goodby. With love and admiration
    Tom Duran

  3. Uncle Kenneth,
    You will be missed by many of your family and remembered by all of us. What great memories we have of our times with you. Love, Marsha

  4. I will miss you and our trips to Beulah. Love you Uncle Kenneth. May God hold your soul in the palm of his hand. Love, Jan

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