|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1930|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 2010|
LTC, U.S. Army, Korea, Vietnam.
Jack was born in Maryville, Missouri, graduated from Orleans High School in Nebraska and joined the Army upon graduation. During this time he married Grace M. Smith, of State College, Pennsylvania, graduated from Penn State University and embarked upon a career in Federal Civil Service. He was commissioned in the Army Reserve where he served 36 years. He was a loving father to four children: John Donovan Blackwell, Jr., James Joseph Blackwell, Jeanne Marie Hinds, and Michael Dale Blackwell.
Jack had a long history of community service starting years earlier as Parent-Teacher Association president and Boy Scout counselor. Upon moving to Washington, he joined the Eagles and was instrumental in getting the new Granite Falls aerie built. He went on to serve on the Lake Stevens Planning Commission and City Council until 2000. He also served as a director on the boards of Senior Services of Snohomish County and the Snohomish County Health District. He was an active volunteer with the Lake Stevens Food Bank and the Everett Chapter of the Red Cross. Jack's history of blood donation goes back to his early 20's and over the decades has donated many dozens of gallons of blood. At 75 years of age he served on three deployments serving the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Jack is survived by his children: John D. Blackwell,Jr., James J. Blackwell (Lois Royer), Jeanne Blackwell Hinds (Timothy) and Michael D. Blackwell; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dale Hughes Blackwell (1895 - 1940)
Frances Esther Decker Blackwell (1908 - 1987)
George William Blackwell (1921 - 2003)**
Dale Merwin Blackwell (1922 - 1980)**
Mary Marjorie Blackwell Moser (1926 - 1982)*
James Decker Blackwell (1928 - 1988)*
John Donovan Blackwell (1930 - 2010)
Tahoma National Cemetery
Plot: Section G, Row C, Site 121.
Maintained by: Jeanne Hinds
Originally Created by: Buddy
Record added: Mar 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66866954
Added: Jul. 31, 2012
Jack passed away peacefully at home after a valiant 10 year battle with cancer. Through sheer will and positive attitude he managed to maintain an active life nearly to the end. -- A true soldier!|
Added: May. 11, 2012