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Lawrence B. Jackson

July 17, 1931 — June 22, 2023

Bellingham

 

Lawrence B. Jackson, age 91, of Bellingham passed away Thursday, June 22, 2023 at home with family by his side.  He was born July 17, 1931 in Bellingham, to Lowell and Fern (Martin) Jackson.  His sisters Beverly Behme and Shirley Kahan preceded him in death. On October 6, 1956 he married Marlene Hasert and they had 66 years together. 

Larry was a Glazier for Morse Hardware for 10 years and became self employed making furniture, storm windows and ended his career doing landscaping.  Larry's Kubota tractor served neighbors, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and keeping his property in order.

Fishing was one of Larry's favorite hobbies.  His son Rod, took him to Sitka, Alaska four times to catch the King Salmon and Halibut, filling the freezer with a good supply.  Son, Loren also went on trips to the Snake River and the Skagit River. Many lasting friendships were made on these trips, especially the Fraser River.

Stained glass was one of his hobbies and Our Saviour's Lutheran Church has a full set he made telling the story of Lent.  Many hours were spent making lamps, jewelry boxes to share with family and friends. Gardening was natural, growing up on the Ferndale family farm during the depression. Larry and Marlene had a fresh cut flower business and sold bouquets to local businesses including Joe's Gardens. He felt a person should have a good pair of shoes to wear to work and bought several men Red Wing shoes. He had a generous heart and helped many in different ways.

He is survived by his wife Marlene; sons Rod (Jennifer) Jackson, Loren (Kathy) Jackson; daughters Lydia Barren and Beth (Jim) Johnson; grandchildren, Kacie (Dylan) Sobjack, Lindsay (Abe) Davis, Leta Johnson, Melanie (Adam) Flink, Gene Seta, Alex and Jamie Atkinson and six great grandchildren.

A special thank you to Hospice, who came every day to check on Larry and wonderful nurses who provided him with loving support.  To son Rod, who made all things happen to keep his Dad at home, allowing him to see the wild flowers that Beth had planted and bunnies, birds and all things beautiful.  Sue Atkinson for staying extra hours when needed and Karen Bellingar, praying over Larry and letting him know that God was with him, and Bruce and Pam Relay for making him a beautiful fish-patterned quilt.

A private graveside service will be held with family only later.

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