Dick Jackson, at the age of 74, passed away on March 15th after living for more than three years with inoperable pancreatic cancer. His wife Elaina Jackson, his sons Alan and Ryan Jackson, and his granddaughter Morgan Jackson survive him. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews, Sara, Erin and Tim Delany; Chloe’ and Tom Goodwin; Karen Hansen; Megan and James Shewmaker; Demetri and Jesse Cox.
Dick will be remembered as a successful and innovative businessman, having built a large chain of wood preservation plants in five states, employing over 200 individuals (The Pacific Wood Preserving Companies). He loved to travel, and took several international trips and became a “two-million miler” on United Airlines. He has visited every state in the union. Dick loved to hike, snow ski, vacation in Hawaii and spend time with his family.
In 2000, Dick and his wife Elaina became lost on a hike in Hawaii and were rescued by helicopter after spending three nights in the wilderness. Dick was a good listener and had many friends. He was a big believer in education and learned about business at his Alma Mater, University of Utah. He earned his Master’s Degree in Marketing from California State University East Bay. He was a 49er fan and had season tickets for most of his life.
A viewing will be held at the McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St., Vacaville CA 95688 from 5-8 pm on Friday, March 23, 2012. Funeral services will be held at the Orchard Avenue Baptist Church, 301 N. Orchard Ave., Vacaville CA 95688 at 11 am on Saturday March 24, 2012. A reception will follow the funeral services at the Opera House, 560 Main St., Vacaville CA 95688 from 12:30-4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alliance for Natural Health, 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, 5th Floor, Washington DC 20036 in the memory of Richard Jackson would be an option.