James E. Jackson, 85, of Oroville, died February 11, 2014 in Oroville. He was born June 30, 1928 to Carrie and Gordon Jackson in Oroville, Washington.
He attended Oroville Schools, graduating in 1947. He attended Centralia Junior College and the University of Washington. Jim was drafted and served from 1951-53 in the Army Signal Corp. In the early 1960’s he worked in Alaska for RCA on the Dew Line on radar sites for the early warning systems. Jim returned to Oroville in the early 1970’s and began working for the Oroville Irrigation System as a ditch walker until retirement.
Jim became interested in photography while in high school and this interest continued throughout his life. He was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time working his mining claim.
Jim was a member of the Oroville American Legion.
Jim is survived by his brothers Alfred, Frank (Marjorie) and Art (Susan) all of Oroville; sisters Louise Loether of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Pat Kresek of Lynnwood, Wash. and Sharon (Glenn) Gredvig of Spokane; 12 nieces and nephews and 11 great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carrie and Gordon Jackson, brother Roy and nephew Brian Kresek.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Bergh Chapel in Oroville with Tom Scott officiating. Interment will follow at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oroville Senior Center
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville in care of arrangements.