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Barry R. Jackson

July 7, 1944 — April 21, 2024

A full wonderful life was completed on April 21, 2024, at closing time of 2:00 AM. Barry / Jake Jackson
passed peacefully on a spring evening at his home in Silt, Colorado. Born on July 7, 1944 in Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada, to James and Dorothy Parsons Jackson, he attended school in the Toronto area.
Barry/Jake married Judy Amos in Toronto, and they have a daughter Joelle Jackson whom resides in
Bala, Ontario, Canada. A Grandson, Sterling Jackson Stroud, resides in Ontario as well.
Barry/Jake loved sports of all types. He played Semi Professional Ice Hockey in Canada. He played and
toured with Balmy Beach Rugby Club in Ontario, and with the Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Club and The
Aspen Old Boys Club. He was a Ski Instructor in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, and a Ski Patrolman and
Instructor for Aspen Ski Company in Snowmass, Colorado. He cherished many lifelong friends and
adventures from his sports years.
Barry/ Jake moved to Aspen in 1974 on a lark with friends, and worked at many different occupations
over the years. One position was Dean of Immigration for Aspen State Teacher’s College selling t shirts.
In 1984, Jake met Denna, their first date at The Tower watching Doc Eason’s Magic. They married on
July 3 rd on a patio overlooking Ajax mountain at the Concept 600 Building. Jake gained a son, Jeremy
Verheye who resides in Cedaredge, Colorado currently, and a Granddaughter Codi Anne Verheye, who
lives in Erie, Illinois. His wife, Denna survives him in Silt, Colorado.
Barry/Jake was predeceased by his Parents, and his Brother Terry Jackson, and his beloved dogs Pinto
Bean and Scooter.
A celebration of his life will be held at Sopris Park, Carbondale, Colorado, July 20, from One to Five.
Please stop by and share your stories. Jake’s smile and warm friendship will be missed by all those
whose lives he touched. Please bring a chair and a dish or drink to share.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barry R. Jackson, please visit our flower store.

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