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Michael Duane Jackson

December 13, 1928 - January 13, 2016

U.S. Veteran

A celebration of life will be at noon Saturday, January 16, at Sweet Home VFW. Donations can be made in Michael’s name to Safehaven Humane Society.

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Michael Jackson, 87, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016. He was born in Napa, California to Clyde F.A. Jackson and Alice (Swartz) Falconer.

He entered the Navy in 1948 and served until July of 1949. After his time in the service, he became an auto and diesel mechanic and was known to many as a Jack of all trades. He was a member of the “Clampers” in California and was also a member of the Protestant religion.

He lived in several states: California, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, and Maryland. He finally made his home in Oregon and Sweet Home in 1991.

Michael is survived by his wife, Winona Jackson, of Sweet Home; sons Miles Falconer of Live Oaks, California and Jeff (Chris) Falconer of Sweet Home; daughters Rita (Bob) McDevitt of Live Oaks, California, Carol (Don) Toon of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Penny (Greg) Sparks of Springville, Alabama, and Michelle Butterfield (Trent) of Turner; step-daughters Pateresa Mack of Salem, Vickie Headley of Albany, and Brenda Morilli of Clackamas; siblings Doug Falconer of Waldport, Aloma Crayton of Harrisburg, and Fran Baughman of Phoenix, Arizona; 21 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and many great, great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by spouse Frances Fay (Williams) Jackson; great grandson Christopher Garrett; brothers John, Ted, Jackie, and Chuck; and sisters Pat, Vicki, and two sisters that died in infancy.

A celebration of life will be at noon Saturday, January 16, at Sweet Home VFW. Donations can be made in Michael’s name to Safehaven Humane Society.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.