Donald G. Jackett passed away on April 19, 2012, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was born in Genoa, Colo., on Feb. 19, 1938, to George G. and Elsie I. Fisher Jackett.
Eastern Colorado was his stomping ground all of his childhood. He graduated from Genoa High School in 1956.
In 1960, he began ranching in the Divide Creek area south of Silt and continued to ranch there for over 30 years. After retiring from ranching he enjoyed a career as a car salesman for over 25 years. He was a very reputable car salesman with many clients from all over Western Colorado. His success was built on honesty, integrity and respect.
His love for his family, life and the great outdoors was shared with anyone he met. He knew no strangers. Shooting trap was a great passion. He had over 80,000 registered targets.
He is survived by his three children: Jim (Cheri) Jackett of Montrose, Julie (Mark) Burner of Rifle and Pam (Jesse) Hutton of Silt. His grandchildren were the light of his life: Sarah, Ethan, Dustin, Emily, Grace, Courtney, Ty, Chad and Tucker.
Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be spread on a beautiful cowboy morning.
A celebration of his life was held Saturday, April 28.