Marvin L Jackson

Vancouver, Washington

January 28, 2012

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
65 Marine Sgt


 USMC-5th Division Vietnam Veteran from 1968-1974. He recently lost his battle with cancer as a result of Agent Orange which he contracted in Vietnam. SGT Jackson earned many medals/awards including the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry W/1

May 17, 1947 ~ January 28, 2012
"Mr. Fix It ~ Our Hero"

Marvin Jackson, 64, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Jan. 28th at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA surrounded by his family. He was born in San Luis Obispo, CA to Veda Reid and Lowell Jackson. 
Marvin married his wife Kathie  in 1969.
He was proud to have served in the 5th Marine Division in Vietnam. He always said "Once a Marine, always a Marine". Semper Fi.
Marvin worked for United Warehouse, where he made many friends. He loved woodworking, fishing and spending time with family.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 42 years Kathie at home; three daughters, Karen of Hockinson, WA, Angela of Ridgefield, WA and Cheryl of Salmon Creek, WA; 11 grandchildren, Briana and Mariah , Courtney and Alex , Becca, Kati and Tommy , Dakota, Nathan, Marissa and Grace ; one brother, Terry of Alabama; two sisters-in-law, Karen  of Vancouver and Pat of Sea Side, OR; brother-in-law, Bill of Salem, OR; mother-in-law, Juanita of Vancouver; nephew, Donovan of Salem; niece, Cricket of Vancouver; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two grandsons, Ryan Davis and Robert Jackson.
Services will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR on Feb. 10th at 10:30 a.m. Reception will follow at Salmon Creek United Methodist Church, 12217 N.E. Highway 99th, Salmon Creek/Vancouver.
We would like to thank the Ray Hickey Hospice House for the excellent care they gave our loved one, he called them his 'Angels' .

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February 10, 2012

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