Ross David Jackson

Ross David Jackson left this world for a happier place on July 9.

He was the third child of Frank and Pearl L. Jackson and was born Nov. 21, 1919, on a cold, snowy day at home on his family’s ranch in Randolph and died on the same ranch, as was always his desire.

He went to school in Randolph and graduated from Utah State University. Ross married Nola Cornia on March 20, 1943, in Houston, Texas. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They recently celebrated 75 years together.

Ross served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northwestern States Mission.

After his mission, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was stationed in England and served in the European Theater.

After the war Ross worked for the government with the Native Americans on a reservation in New Mexico for several years and then returned to Randolph to help run the family ranch, where he spent the rest of his years.

Ross had numerous opportunities to serve in the community and in his church and has been a great influence on many lives.

Ross and Nola’s posterity include six children: Jeralene (Reed) Groll, Judy (Kent) Stuart, Nancy (Rauhn) Panting, David (Cindy) Jackson, Bill (Kelli) Jackson and Robert (Jerilin) Jackson. He has 34 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.

There will be a viewing from 6-8 p.m. Thursday July 12, at the Randolph Chapel, and the funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday July 13, with a viewing from 10-11:20 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Randolph Cemetery.

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