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Jackson Hubbard, son of Kelsa Hubbard and Mattie (Snyder) Hubbard, was born June 9, 1925, in Blanche, Mo. Jackson died April 6, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center, Redding, Calif., following a traffic accident.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Genevieve and their parents.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of Anderson, Calif.; a brother, Arthur and his wife, Ada, of Anderson, Calif.; sisters, Ruth McCleary, of Redding, Calif., Opal Uhlmann, of West Plains, and Edith Hollingshed and her husband, Joe, of Dora; daughters, Marylyn O’Hare, of Redding, Calif., JacalynWilcox and her husband, Tom, of Vallejo, Calif., Sonja DeVere and her husband, John, of Madera, Calif.; and a son, Kent Hubbard and his wife, Susan, of Weed, Calif.
Jackson lived the farm life with his family until age 18 when he was drafted to serve in the 148th Infantry Regtiment. He served from September 1942 until January 1946 in New Guinea, Luzon, North Solomons, Bogenvill, and the Philippines. He earned three Bronze Stars, Bronze Arrowhead and Campaign Ribbons. In February 1945 Jackson earned the Purple Heart in Luzon. He was discharged as a sergeant to return to the Missouri farm life with his parents and brother.
Jackson met Marjorie Massey in 1946. They fell in love and married in 1947. They had two daughters, on their Missouri farm. In 1954 the family moved to Shasta County, Calif., where Jackson was employed by U.S. Plywood/ Champion International for 32 years. Jackson and Marjorie had another daughter and a son. Over the 58 years they were married they had three daughters, one son, seven grandsons, one granddaughter, four great-granddaughters, and a great-grandson.
Services were officiated by Pastor Jim Dahl. Jackson was buried in the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Shasta County, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Veterans Cemetery Fund, c/o Shasta Regional Community Foundation, 2280 Benton Drive, Bld C Suite A, Redding, Calif. 96003. On-line condolence at www.allenanddahl.com.