Melton Jackson


   Melton Jackson passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at his home in Mitchell, Ore. 
He was 76 years old. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2005 at 1 p.m. 
at his residence in Mitchell, Ore.

   Melton was born on November 2, 1928 to Sam and Polly (King) Jackson in Coleman County, 
Texas. He married Lois McKinney on June 14, 1975 in Bend, Ore.

   He attended school in Sonara, Texas. He then attended college at The Baptist Seminary
in Riverside, Calif. Mr. Jackson did electrical work in Texas and Riverside, Calif., 
for 12 years. He was an electrical contractor in Texas, California and Bend, Ore., until 
his retirement in 1997. He trained and bred Morgan horses and did garden and orchard work. 
He has lived in Spray, Ore., since 1989.

   He loved his family, land and his animals. He also enjoyed hunting, gardening, horses, 
music, "big oranges" and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, 
Lois Jackson of Spray, Ore., daughters, Rickie Jo Joen and Jennifer Elaine Jackson of Bend,
Ore., Cynthia Diane Jackson of Kona, Hawaii and son Melton (Jack) Jackson of Umatilla, Ore., 
step-daughter, Lori Cloninger Sweeney of Portland, Ore., and Tracie Bullis of Philipsburg, 
Pa., sisters Lela Hamner, Velma Mielke and Loreen Mulanox of San Angelo, Texas, and 11 
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 
three sisters. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Redmond, Sisters and Grant 
County, 2265 SW Highland Ave. Redmond, OR 97756 or the Mitchell Ambulance Fund, Mitchell, OR 
97750.

   Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.