Clairen Eugene Jackson July 5, 1929 - November 17, 2021

Clairen Eugene Jackson (92) passed away November 17, 2021,  in Spanish Fork, Utah. He was born July 5th, 1929,  in Fountain Green, Utah to George C. and Ethel Draper Jackson. He spent his life outdoors and loved everything about being in the mountains. At an early age he started working on the family sheep ranch. He took a break from the sheep ranch as he enlisted in the US Army where he served honorably during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service.

Upon returning from Korea, he went back to work on the ranch with his dad and brothers. It was while working at Colton, Utah that he met the love of his life – Leah Wright from Scofield. He knew immediately that this was the girl for him! They married on September 2nd, 1955, and she was his sweetheart through thick and thin. Together they just recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.

Clair was a person that could strike up a conversation with anyone or anywhere. He had many stories (and some tall-tales) to tell about the mountains, woods, streams, and the animals and fish that lived there. He loved being around the horses and sheep as he was herding the sheep year-round. He had several favorite horses and dogs that made his life with the sheep much easier. He was an excellent marksman and was always eager and proud to show off this skill.

He was a man who worked very hard – from sunup to sun down, yet he always found time to have fun and was quite a practical joker with everyone around. He taught his children how to live their lives through hard work, being compassionate to all around them, and to respect all of God’s creations. He was devoted to taking care of his

“sweet Leah” especially as they aged together. His example taught his children and spouses how to truly, unconditionally love their spouse.

His hobbies were all outdoors – hunting, fishing, “tinkering”, target shooting, and riding horses. Most of all his greatest hobby was being with his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. He loved every minute that he could spend with his family. Family parties were important to him and when they were in the mountains, he was the chef and fed everyone well.

He loved his hats – especially his “shady brady”, his stetsons, his plaid shirts, jeans, and his boots. If you have anything similar, feel free to wear those as you visit with Leah and the family.

Clair is survived by Leah – his sweet bride of 66 years, his 5 children: Steve (Janean) Jackson, Chris (Jeri) Jackson, Karen (Blair) Fuller, Deniele (Wayne) Malnar, Denise (Mike) Strong, 19 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren, and his sister Joyce Stuker.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at the Walker Funeral Home in Spanish Fork from 6 until 7 p.m. A second viewing will be held on Monday, November 22, from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. with the funeral following at 11 o’clock a.m. also at the Walker Funeral Home 187 South Main Street in Spanish Fork. Interment will take place at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery with military honors.

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Viewings

A viewing will be held on

Sunday, November 21, 2021

from 6-7 p.m.

at the Walker Funeral Home

187 South Main Street

Spanish Fork, Utah

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A second viewing will take place on

Monday, November 22, 2021

from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m.

at the Walker Funeral Home

187 South Main Street

Spanish Fork, Utah

MAP

 

Service

A funeral service will be held on

Monday, November 22, 2021

at 11 o'clock a.m.

at the Walker Funeral Home

187 South Main Street

Spanish Fork, Utah

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Interment

Interment to follow the service

at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery

Condolences(3)

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    Sue Ingram Barnes says

    Leah, sorry to read of the passing of Clair. He is a great guy. I attended your wedding and thought it was the most exciting thing. Did he really someone really throw him in the Schofield?
    My prayers are with you.
    Sue Ingram Barnes

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    Gloria E Huff (Shyrl) says

    I very much enjoyed my acquaintance with both of you. Always so kind and happy. Beautiful couple. Clair was the definition of cowboy. Always dressed and looked so nice. His smile will be missed. Sending love to this beautiful family.

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    Randy Brown says

    You can count yourself lucky if you meet someone like Clair. Count yourself extremely blessed if you know Clair. With all of his talents, skills and even the occasional flaw, kindness and love seems to be his life. He help me understand honor, being true and kindness. I will forever be proud to know Clair and grateful for the lessons he lived.

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