Bruce Woodrow Jackson

Bruce Woodrow Jackson

Bruce Woodrow Jackson

May 26, 1919 - May 20, 2010

Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bruce Woodrow Jackson eloped with Grace Evelyn Echols of Portland, Ore. Bruce proudly served overseas during WWII in the US Army. In 1949, Bruce was working in Alaska as a commercial plumber when he survived a plane crash in the Gulf of Alaska. Mr. Jackson went on to a long and rewarding career with Montgomery Ward until his retirement in the early 1980's. Bruce and Grace were lifelong members of the Church of the Nazarene and dedicated their lives to service for others.

In 1957, the couple adopted a daughter and moved to Southern Oregon, settling in Grants Pass. The Jackson's lost their daughter in 1993, leaving them with their family's sole surviving grandson, Joshua.

Bruce will be remembered for his sincere love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. He conquered tough times at home and abroad but always remained the true Christian. He will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known him and called him Grandpa.

In 2005, Bruce lost his wife of 63 years to heart failure. Bruce relocated from Portland to Medford, where he had his wife Gracie laid to rest in the Eagle Point National Cemetery. According to his wishes, Bruce will be laid to rest at the same site. Their lives will be remembered and celebrated as those of enormous sacrifice and service to God and country.

Services will be held at the Eagle Point National Cemetery Friday, May 28, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. Contact Conger-Morris at 541-772-7111 for directions or inquiries.

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