Norbert Jackson died March 28, 2016, in the nursing home. He was 83.
He was born in Crawford May 17, 1932, to Ralph and Margaret (George) Jackson. The family moved to Hotchkiss then to California. He returned to Crawford in 1950 and graduated from Crawford High School in 1951.
He married Wilma Ferrier in 1958. They farmed on Fruitland Mesa for 54 years.
Mr. Jackson served on the board of the Fruitland Irrigation Company for 34 years and was president for 16 of those years. He also served on the Cathedral Water Company board and on the Water Conservancy District board. In 2006 he received the Delta County Livestock Association Lifetime Service Award.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma; son, Marvin of Crawford; daughter, Marilyn (Scott) Linman of Kansas; grandchildren, Eric (Michelle) Linman of Texas, Cris (Jessica) Linman and Holli (Sam) Toman, all of Kansas; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kailey and Kyler Linman of Texas and Allison Linman of Kansas; and a brother and four sisters of California.
He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m., at Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Fork Ambulance Association or Crawford Fire Department.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.