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Donald Byron Jackman, 87, of Blackfoot passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at Portneuf Medical Center.
He was born June 14, 1924 in Blackfoot to Byron Jackman and Mildred Matilda Samuelson, among the original settlers of the Rose area, where he lived his entire life. He married the love of his life, Merle East on Oct. 28, 1951. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II, primarily in Okinawa, Japan. He loved his family most, then horses, rodeo, cutter racing, and baseball, and running a close second to his family, golf.
He served in many positions in the LDS Church, including bishoprics.
He is survived by his wife and eternal companion Merle of Blackfoot; his dearly-loved children, Donna McBride (Ed) of Pingree, Teri Richman (Larry) of Salt Lake City, Utah; and David Jackman (Kim) of Blackfoot; 12 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren; and much-loved children from a previous marriage, Bill Robinson and Janie LeRoy. Surviving siblings are Lydia Perkes, Geraldine Morgan, Deawn Herbst, Ordis Herbst, Victor Martin Jackman, and Richard S. Jackman.
Â He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Kenneth Jackman.
Funeral service will be Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Blackfoot Stake Center, 1650 Highland Drive, Blackfoot.
The family will meet with friends on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. and Monday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Blackfoot Stake Center.
Interment will be at the Groveland Cemetery. Military rites will be presented by American Legion, Stewart Hoover, Post 23.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.