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William Baber Jackson

William Baber Jackson, of Glenwood Springs, Colo., died Monday, May 27, 2002, at his home. He was 74.

Mr. Jackson was born May 30, 1927, in Riverton, Wyo., to Florence and Carter T. Jackson. The family moved to a ranch on Four Mile Creek near Glenwood Springs in 1937. He graduated from Garfield County High School in 1944.

After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy. He served on a dry dock as Signalman 3rd Class in Apra Harbor in Agana, Guam. He was discharged on July 24, 1946, but served in the Naval Reserves until Nov. 18, 1948.

He married Frieda Hammerich on Aug. 30, 1947, in Glenwood Springs, and they made their home on the family ranch on Four Mile.

Mr. Jackson is survived by: wife Frieda Jackson; daughter and son-in-law Ann J. and James Shew, of Anchorage, Alaska; son William B. Jackson Jr., of Glenwood Springs; granddaughter Erin Kelly Shew; and brothers Carter T. Jackson, of Glenwood Springs, and Charles E. Jackson, of Albuquerque, N.M.

Cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the family home on Four Mile Road, 7434 County Road 117, in Glenwood Springs.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602, or to the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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