Obituaries

Wednesday, May 07 2014 11:04 AM

James Arlen Jackson, May 15, 1933 – April 23, 2014 and Betty Jean Jackson, July 26, 1934 – April 24, 2014

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James Arlen Jackson, May 15, 1933 – April 23, 2014 and Betty Jean Jackson, July 26, 1934 – April 24, 2014

James Arlen Jackson
May 15, 1933 – April 23, 2014
and
Betty Jean Jackson
July 26, 1934 – April 24, 2014

James Arlen Jackson went to the Lord after living with Alzheimer for three years on the 23rd of April. His wife, Betty Jean Jackson, who had liver cancer, followed him shortly thereafter on the 24th of April. After 62 years of marriage they now can spend eternity together. The couple lived much of their lives in Oildale where they raised up two boys – Nick and Steve, before they moved to Tehachapi.

Dad served in the US Navy during the Korean War and upon his return from duty he went to work for Pacific Telephone. Mom and dad moved to Tehachapi in 1976 as dad was working for Pac Bell.

Mom and Dad were fixtures in Stallion Springs at the golf course and in the neighborhood.

Upon dad's retirement from Pac Bell and their move to Stallion Springs, dad quickly became involved with the Men and Women's Golf Clubs at Horse Thief country Club. Dad worked for approximately 20 years for the golf course in their Pro Shop and later in the maintenance department. He was a mechanical genius in repairing the golf club equipment.

Mom served as Horse Thief Women Golf Club's first Vice President and held that position for the last eight years where she aided by planning social events, golf tournaments and an annual golf trip to Laughlin, Nevada. Mom as active in the Relay For Life fundraiser efforts in Tehachapi, particularly enjoying working in the Survivors Tent.

James and Betty are survived by their son Steve, who lives here in Tehachapi, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. They are preceded in death by their son Nick and a grandson.

Services for James “Jim” and Betty will be held at a future date at the Bakersfield National Cemetery 30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd., Arvin, CA 93203. For anyone interested in joining their only surviving son at the service, please contact Steve at 661-238-5284 or 822-6997 for more information.
 

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