Robert Jackson

Obituary of Robert Frederick Jackson

Robert Frederick Jackson, 76, husband of Susan C. Jackson and father of Robert H. Jackson and Aubrey W. Jackson, of Loveland, Colorado, departed this life on December 28th, 2023 surrounded by family and friends. Bob was born January 31st, 1947, to Catherine and Robert Jackson in Buffalo, NY.  He was raised in Tonawanda, NY, then in Tacoma Park, Wheaton, and Burtonsville, Maryland. 

His siblings were Linda Jackson, William Jackson and Sadi "Sonny" Pekerol, Jr.  Bob attended Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland, where he was active in football and performed in theater productions.

After graduating, he served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1966-1968.  He served in a combat artillery unit in Vietnam along the DMZ, notably fighting in battles at Khe Sanh (hills 861 and 881) and Con Thien,  some of the worst fighting of the war.  After the war, Bob returned to Maryland, married his high school sweetheart, Susan, and settled in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where they had two children. There he worked for the Army War 

College for several years. In 1979, Bob and Sue took their two boys on an RV trip around the United States for one year, living on the road and taking in the beauty of our nation. Afterward, they returned to Carlisle briefly before relocating to Frederick, Maryland. There, Bob worked for a construction firm for several years before moving on to Green Thumb, a federal employment agency. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in  Political Science from Hood College,  he began working for the National Archives at our nation's capital. He worked with national records and later in the film department, administering footage from throughout American history.  For their 30th wedding anniversary, Bob and Sue traveled to Rome, Italy and London, UK, a gift from their son Bob. After retiring from the National Archives, Bob and Susan spent several years living in Frederick, Maryland, before relocating to Loveland, Colorado to be  close to his son, Robert, his daughter-in-law, and his granddaughter.  There he and Sue spent many wonderful years enjoying all Colorado has to offer, while still traveling back to the East Coast for visits.  Bob's favorite  thing was to spend time sitting and chatting with his friends and family with a cup of coffee and a smile on his face. He loved discussing history, science, art, film, literature, nature, and the fabric of our country.  He had a passion for all kinds of music and played bluegrass and folk guitar. He enjoyed drawing, fly fishing, swimming, motorcycling, camping, reading a good book, and just spending time with family. Bob could tell you volumes about any topic you might want to bring up and share with him.  Bob is survived by his wife, two sons, and his grandchildren, Catie, William, and Theodore Jackson. 

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Memorial service

3:30 pm
Tuesday, January 2, 2024
First United Presbyterian Church
400 E. 4th St.
Loveland, Colorado, United States
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