In Memory

Larry Jackson

Larry Jackson

Larry Dean Jackson, 74 passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 16th, 2017 at Altru Hospital after a brief hospital stay.

Larry Dean Jackson was born on December 13, 1942 in Grand Forks, ND the son of Irwin and Ruth Jackson.  In his early years, Larry worked at Woolworth's in Grand Forks and Minneapolis. Larry then moved to Seattle, WA where he worked at Value Shoes. Larry later returned to Grand Forks where he worked at Leaver’s. While at Leaver’s, he got the nickname “Little Larry.” When Leaver’s closed down Larry started working at Hugo's on South Washington, where he worked until his death.


Larry leaves behind his son, Todd (Bridget) Jackson, Fargo, ND; a daughter, Doreen (Scott) Walker, Kent, WA; his sister, Judith Babinski, Grand Forks, ND; twin brother, Garry (Katherine) Jackson Kent, WA;  a granddaughter, Kennedi Walker; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Dawn Hull; brother-in-law, Robert Babinski


The family of Larry Jackson wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Altru Hospital ICU and all the dedicated staff.


Memorial Mass:  4:00 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017 in Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.

Family Greeting:  One hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Friday.

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01/24/17 10:16 PM #1    

Sandra Bruns (Berry)

Dear Garry & the Jackson family,

     So sorry to read of Larry's passing.  I saw him last at our 50th class reunion and had the opportunity to talk to him for a while. Except for the fact that he/we both got alot older, he hadn't changed much.

     I first met Larry (my guess) when we were pre-teens,  My thinking is that I was still riding my bike around Grand Forks so I was still quite young, maybe 12. Larry was outside his house and I rode by and we struck-up a conversation.  We didn't go to the same schools so we hadn't met before this.  He was very flirty and flattering to me so I, of course, was flattered!  He was also quite handsome as I recall.  So, I made it a point to ride my bike by his house many times in hopes of finding him outside so we could talk some more.  Not much ever came of it as he never came over to my house to see me.  I think the next time I saw him was in our sophomore year at Central when I transfered over from St. James.  He never socialized with me or asked me out on a date or anything like that.  We were in different circles and had no classes together so didn't have much opportunity to mingle, but I will never forget that young boy who was so nice to me and made me feel beautiful and special, even if only for just a little time.

     Just a little coinsidence from my life that I find somehow interesting.  My daughter married a Jackson.  She had only one child, my only granddaughter, who was a Jackson till she married a Garcia.

     I was very happy to find out Larry's birthdate and that it was December 13th--mine is December 10th!  He was born and year ahead of me, however.  From my knowledge of Astrology I know he had a Sagittarius Sun and a Pisces Moon and that tells me he was a romantic and charitable person who was very forgiving, incapable of holding a grudge, free of meanness, spite, jealousy or vengefulness.  He was an understanding and forgiving, tolerant soul.  I'm sure he is enjoying his rewards in heaven now. 

Sincerely, Sandra (Bruns) Berry


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