Donald Arlin Jackson
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Donald Arlin Jackson
  • February 5, 1939 - December 24, 2017
  • San Diego, California

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Donald Jackson was born in Waterloo, Iowa on February 5, 1939 to Virgil and Gwendolyn Jackson. In 1965 he moved to San Diego to pursue a Master’s in Education from SDSU. He taught high school math, computers, and coached tennis at La Jolla High School for over 30 years. Don had a joyful, witty, and kind spirit. He loved his faith, family, camping, playing tennis, and riding his bicycle. Don also loved music, he sang in quartets, played piano and trombone, and directed choirs. He was always up for adventure and loved traveling around the U.S., skiing, water skiing, playing ping pong, building, and fixing cars. Don impacted so many lives and will never be forgotten. He is survived by his wife Marsha, his 6 children, and 2 step-children.



Don died peacefully in his sleep on December 24, 2017.