1st Sgt. James Henry Jackson
Went to be with his Lord on May 13, 2008. He was born in Lexa, Arkansas on July 29, 1931. As a member of the U.S. Army he served his country for 21 years. He did tours in Korea and Vietnam. After his retirement, he was a security guard until 1997.
Preceding him in death was his son Jimmie Ray Jackson. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Joan, his son Julius, his daughters Kathleen and Janet, his granddaughters Janell, Kendall and Erin, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
Our special gratitude to the dialysis unit at St. Joseph Hospital and to the staff as Orchard Park Health Care & Rehab. Center.
Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 in the Mountain View Garden Chapel.
God looked around his garden this year,
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the Earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you,
And lifted you to rest,
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on Earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids,
And whispered, “Peace be with you.”
It broke our hearts to lose you,
The day God called you home.
God Bless you
Donald L. Kessler
Donald L. Kessler passed away May 12, 2008 in Puyallup, Washington. He was born March 14, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois to LeRoy and Cora Edythe Kessler. The family moved to Tacoma in 1918 and he lived in Tacoma and Puyallup until his death. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1934.
He worked for the A.T. Stewart Company for 25 years as a purchasing agent, and worked as Division Manager when the company was purchased by United Radio, until his retirement in 1981.
He was Past Master and 66 year member of Evergreen State Masonic Lodge, a 65 year member of Vida Chapter Order of Eastern Star, member of Puyallup Elks Club, charter member of Fruitland Grange, and member of Puyallup First Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his son Lee (Louella) Kessler, daughter Gayle (Don) Shenk, grandsons Lance Kessler and Ken Shenk, a niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Edith Kessler in March, 2006, and by his parents.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church, 412 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his name to First Presbyterian Church, Puyallup.
The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Linden Grove Health Care Center for the care of Don over the last six months of his life.
The above listed obituaries were arranged by Mountain View Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book. 253-584-0252.