Dec. 14, 1920 – January 2012
Military honors and a celebration of the life of Elmer Dean Jackson will be held Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. at the Donald J. Ruhl Memorial Cemetery. A dinner with music and pictures will follow at First Baptist Church in Basin.
Elmer, 91, died Jan. 22 at his daughter’s home in Buffalo.
Elmer was born Dec. 14, 1920, the son of Samson and Lizzie Jackson. He attended schools in Greybull and Basin and graduated from Basin High School in 1941.
He married Arlene Clawson of Basin on Feb. 26, 1944, in Montgomery, Ala.
After his discharge from the U.S. Air Corps, the couple returned to Basin where he and Arlene made their home. They later moved to Worland where he worked as a gas plant technician for Pure Oil, and in 1960, he was employed by the REA.
After living in Glenrock and Cody, they moved to Gillette in 1970 where he worked as an electrician. He retired in 1986.
He married childhood friend Mickey Prather in 1995; they made their home in Arizona. Elmer returned to Buffalo in October 2011.
His parents, his first wife Arlene in 1993, three sisters, a brother and a grandson preceded him in death.
He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Valorie Jackson of Casper and Mick and Renee Camino of Buffalo; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Donations in Elmer’s memory can be made to the Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in Buffalo in care of Adams Funeral Home, 351 N. Adams in Buffalo, 82834 or the American Legion Honor Guard of Basin, in Care of Atwood Family Funeral Directors, 419 W. C. St., Basin, WY 82410.