|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1935|
|Death: ||May 11, 2011|
Kenneth Noel Jackson passed away on May 11, 2011 at his home in Ephraim, Utah.
Ken was born August 23, 1935 in Provo, Utah to Noel Levi Jackson and Dorothy Leona Chipman Jackson.
Ken graduated from Provo High School in 1953. He served a two-year LDS mission to the New England States. Ken courted and married Patty Jean Hammond in 1959, and they made their first home in Rose Park.
Ken taught seminary for the LDS church at West High (1961-1967), and at East High as the Seminary Principal from 1967 to 1971. In 1960, he received a degree from BYU in Accounting and Economics. Ken received a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from BYU in 1967.
In 1971, Ken and Patty and their then six children - Aaron, Stephen, Matthew, Catherine, Julie, and Nathan - moved to Tempe, Arizona, where Jonathan was born. While there, Ken worked on a teacher training curriculum adapted by the LDS seminary program.
The Jackson family moved to Ephraim in 1973, where Ken continued his love of teaching and counseling, also serving as Branch President of the Snow College First Branch of the Manti Utah Stake. Joseph, Joshua, and Emily also joined the family in Ephraim.
Ken loved his role as the Director of the Snow College Institute of Religion. He earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from BYU in 1976 and went into fulltime counseling with Lynn Scoresby in Provo in 1986. Beginning in 1989, Ken directed the Upward Bound Program at Snow College. Ken retired from Snow College in 2004.
Despite both Patty and Ken being diagnosed with cancer they were blessed to serve as companions on an LDS Mission from 2005-2006 in the same New England area in which Ken had served as a young man. To the last of Ken's days he and Patty served in the Manti Temple.
He taught Gospel Doctrine in the Ephraim Seventh Ward through March. Conservative in dress, religion, politics; liberal with puns, laughter, money - he would often remark that kids cost a lot but they last a long time.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Charmaine, and a brother David. He is survived by sisters Ann Eager and René Savage, and his wife Patty and their ten children and twenty-six grandchildren.
The viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.; the funeral services will be held that same day at 12:00 p.m. in the Ephraim Stake Center (400 East Center Street).
Interment will be in the Ephraim Park Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News on May 17, 2011.
Noel Levi Jackson (1907 - 1993)
Dorothy Leona Chipman Jackson (1914 - 1972)
Kenneth Noel "Ken" Jackson (1935 - 2011)
David Dell Jackson (1944 - 2008)**
Ephraim Park Cemetery
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: May 17, 2011
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