Services Monday for Lou Gehrig1s disease benefactor
GRANBY<Davis Mark Jackson, 41, a mortgage loan officer at Liberty Savings in Granby, died Wednesday, March 27 at his home in Granby.He was born September 14, 1960 in Castro Valley, Calif., the son of Davis and Marlene (Clunis) Jackson.Jackson was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS, or, more commonly, Lou Gehrig1s disease) in March 2001.Jackson and his sons, who live in Silverthorne, were the subject of a Summit Daily News story in December.Last fall, Jackson focused his energies on a goal to raise $10,000 for the Colorado ALS Association1s Walk to D1Feet ALS. With the help of his family, friends and the town, he was able to raise almost $27,000.3Through this disease, I have been able to experience love from so many other people, Jackson said. 3People that I don1t know but also many, many people that I do know. I1ve been just blessed knowing there is so much love out there.Jackson is survived by: his spouse, Kimberly A. Macey of Granby; sons, Kyle A. and Ross D. Jackson of Silverthorne; parents Davis and Marlene Jackson of Sacramento, Calif.; and a brother, Doug, also of Sacramento.Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 1 at Young Life Crooked Creek Ranch, in Fraser. Pastor Doug Toller of Winter Park Christian Center will be officiating.Memorial donations can be made to: A.L.S. Society, c/o Martha Simmons, Rocky Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 7964, Boulder, CO 80306.Realtor Rita Manske Meyer diesBRECKENRIDGE<Breckenridge resident Rita Manske Meyer, 66, died March 22 in Arvada. Services were held March 26 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Golden, and interment was in Valley Brook Cemetery, Breckenridge.Meyer was born in McGregor, Texas, and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She later earned her master1s degree in political science from the University of Calgary. After working for Phillips Petroleum and the Episcopal Diocese of Denver, she moved to Breckenridge in 1993. She worked for Summit County Investments as a realtor for many years. She loved to hike and ski in the High Country.She is survived by: a daughter, Donna Santowski of Arvada; a son, Baker Meyer of Atlanta; two sisters, Rosemary Medders of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Donna Wise of Littleton; and three grandchildren.Memorial gifts may be made to the Calvary Episcopal Church Building Fund, 1320 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO 80401.
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