Obituary: William Frederick Jackson Jr.

Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2001

William Frederick Jackson Jr., 49, died Sept. 18 in Haines.

Jackson was born May 7, 1952, to William and Dorothy Jackson in Skagway. Known as "Billy Boy," he attended grade school in Skagway and later graduated from Bellingham High in Washington.

Jackson moved back to Alaska in the early 1980s. He worked on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and at the Alaska Brick Co. He married Gloria "Sonia" Fairbanks and they had a daughter, Maggie Annie Jackson-Fairbanks.

He enjoyed fishing and cooking.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, sister Elizabeth Hartley and brother Frederick Jackson.

He is survived by his daughter, her mother and his granddaughter Monica Lynn, all of Anchorage; aunt and uncle Marilyn and Paul Wilson of Haines; sisters Eleanor Batchelder of Juneau and Nancy Denny of Haines; nephews Stanley, Paul Kelly, Duane Wilson and Robert Skulka in Haines, Wally Scott, Richard Wright and William Denny of Juneau, Fred Cramer and Larry Hartley of Anchorage, Theodore of Juneau, Jeremiah of Sitka, Samual of Houston Texas, Ben Wright Jr. of Idaho, and Alexander Wright of Seattle; nieces Kristin Halzinger and Flora Haywood of Juneau, Zapporah Denny of Sitka, Lavern Bryant of Haines, Crystal, Laverne and Belinda Peterson of Anchorage, Dorothey Wright of California and Jackie Wright of Kodiak.

Services were held today in Haines.

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