Robert High Jackson, 90, of Phoenix, AZ died Saturday, April 15, 2017.
He leaves his wife of 29 years, Kathryn (Miller) Jackson; daughter, Julianne Bergdale and son-in-law, Mark Bergdale; daughter, Suzanne Pearl; two grandchildren, Laura Rose Pearl and Alexander Pearl; and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jean Jackson and grandson, Forest Jackson Pearl.
Born and raised in Paton, Iowa, the son of Howard and Velma (High) Jackson, he lived many years in Mason City, Iowa and moved to Phoenix in 1979. He was a veteran of WWII where he entertained troops playing the
baritone and trombone in the Army band.
He had a long career with the Armour Food Company and retired from The Greyhound Corporation in 1985. He enjoyed his family, music, trains, cars, photography, gardening and travel. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed sharing his recipes with family and friends.
Visitation will be at 3:00 pm, and a memorial service at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Parkinsons Foundation, Hospice of the Valley or the Arizona Humane Society. Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com for online condolences.Print Obituary & Condolences