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Dennis Richard Jackson

Oct. 9, 1950 - Feb. 14, 2021

Date of Service: Feb. 23, 2021

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Dennis Richard Jackson

BURLEY – Dennis Richard Jackson, age 70, of Burley, passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls.

DJ, a longtime Burley resident, was born on Oct. 9, 1950, in Burley, Idaho, to Vida Elva Thomson. After graduating from Minico High School, he attended Idaho State University for two years. He married Jerri Lynne Allphin on Jan 7, 1972, and settled in Burley where he mixed paint for Hall’s Farm and Home and various other home improvement stores in the area until health issues forced his retirement in 2015.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. He was fascinated by World War II and he had built various pieces military equipment, especially aircraft of every type flown by both sides.

He is survived by his wife, Jerri, of 49 years; two older brothers, Charles (Nola) Jackson of Burley, and Bobby (Ellen) Jackson of Seattle, Washington; his three children, Dana (Spencer) Wyatt of Burley, Aaron (Krystal) Jackson of Boise, and Cody Jackson also of Boise; his five grandchildren, Whitney and Skylar Jensen of Burley, Jadyn and Hunter Wilson, and Zaylan Jackson all of Boise; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Lonnie; daughter-in-law, Gina (wife of Cody) Jackson; and granddaughter, Asha Grace (daughter of Aaron & Krystal).

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, where friends and family will be received at 10 a.m. for one hour preceding the service. Burial will follow at the Paul Cemetery.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available at the following link: https://youtu.be/nnG3WzIHxYU.

Condolences for Dennis Richard Jackson

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From Bob:
So sorry we couldn't make it. Sending our love and prayers for you and your family.
From Richard:
We are sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are sorry we couldn't make it down. Richard and MaryEtta Wright.
From Kathryn. Hall:
To Dennis family, If Forrest we’re here he would tell you that Dennis was such a wonderful employee in the days of Halls Farm and Home . He did so much to make it successful and was great to everyone. It was a privilege to know him.
From Bob & Patrice Cole:
Our sincere condolences to Jerri, Dana, Aaron and Cody, also grandchildren and great grandchild. Dennis was my oldest and best friend. We grew up on adjacent farms. As I recall, we became friends while riding the same school bus, with Dennis being in the second grade since he was a few months older than I was. He was always a loyal and true friend, even when there were years that we were sometimes thousands of miles from each other and were not able to get together often. He was always fun to be around and we shared a common interest in World War II stuff, cars (especially the mid-60's Jaguar XKE sports car) and among other things, the space program. We watched together as Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon in July 1969. Dennis was blessed to have Jerry Lynne as his beloved wife and their children. Beyond their sorrow at this time, they will have many wonderful memories of life with this wonderful guy. Our thoughts and prayers to Jerri and their family.
From Sheldon Lynch:
Sorry for the loss. DJ was a great guy, he will be missed by all who knew him. I am sure he is up there telling jokes to all his past friends. Prayers for healing.
From Karen Willeford:
Dennis, I remember the day the girls and I met you on a beautiful day in May, 1969. Who knew how all of our lives would weave together for more than 50 years. I always enjoyed our brief visits when we popped into town. It was a pleasure to know you. Rest in peace, my friend.
Karen Willeford
From Cheryl Thomson Woodward:
Dear Jerri and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Dennis has touched so many lives for the better. Praying for blessings of peace, comport, and strength during this difficult time
From Cliff & Ruth Goicoechea:
Dear Jeri & family, we were very sorry to learn about your loss. We have fond memories of the many church activities we all participated in when our children were growing up. Whenever we were a customer at any of the businesses he was employed at we were never treated as "just" a customer, he always had a great smile and was so eager to help us ,he was great at what he did! I know you will all miss him greatly, our thoughts and prayers are with you all .May you find some comfort with all the good memories you shared as a family.
From Jerilyn Johnson :
Great man and great family!!!!! Love you guys and so sorry to hear of his passing. I will always have such fun memories of him.
From Janet Manning:
Dear Jerri and family, I was so sad to hear about Dennis. Margaret had told me that he wasn't doing well. I have great memories of making quilts, red and green papers on the door, and complaining about our kids and life in general and then laughing!!! I am thinking of you and know a little of what you are going through.
From James Manning:
Dana, Aaron and Cody, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I have very fond memories of growing up on our cul-de-sac and all the fun we all had together. You guys were great at kicking off the walk to school and getting us to school on time every morning.
From dennis maier:
My condolences to Jeri & family. Worked with DJ and enjoyed being around him, he was a great friend and will miss him.
From Ursula Byington :
Dear family of Dennis Jackson, We’ve all been blessed by this spiritual man and pray that the Lord may give you peace, love, & that you take comfort in the sweet memories. With sympathy, Dennis and Úrsula Byington
From Roanne Gillette:
Dennis was in my CSI walking class, and he hardly never missed coming. A friend to so many, and we all loved to get his "High 5", as we walked. A special guy. We know he is in a better place. Blessing to his family.
From Marcie Bowers Miller:
Jeri, Aaron, Dana, and Cody, I am so sorry to hear about DJ. I have so many memories of our families being together. I loved giving your dad a hard time when he called to talk to my dad. I bet they are having the best reunion right now finally seeing each other again. Love you guys!!!!!!

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