Obit Jackson 022517

Douglas Gene Jackson

Warrenton Dec. 13, 1943 — Jan. 21, 2017

Doug was born in Alma, Oklahoma, on Dec. 13, 1943, to Phillip and Elouise Jackson. He passed on Jan. 21, 2017, at Seaside Providence Hospital, with his wife and children at his side.

Doug was raised in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and attended Lake Grove Grade School, Lake Oswego Junior High and graduated from Lake Oswego High School. He spent a short time with the U.S. Army Reserves, and was honorably discharged with an injury.

He married Lynda Lee Cruise in 1966; they later divorced. He then married Jana Rae Keith in May 1973. It was in 1976 when Doug and Jana opened their locksmith and safe business, A-Assured Lockshop in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and operated it together until they sold it in August 2005. Doug was wellknown as a master locksmith and safe man. He also bore the title of “Mayor of B Avenue” from his fellow business neighbors.

He was recognized for all his volunteer work on the Lakeridge High School baseball field and for working with the Lakeridge football team, as he held the chains for many years. Doug always kept himself busy with projects, such as restoring vintage trailers, and he liked to buy anything at garage sales with four wheels.

After moving to Warrenton in 2007, the year of the huge storm, Doug and Jana attended North Coast Family Fellowship, where he joked and said the roof was going to fall in when he entered the building. He grew to love and worship his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife, Jana; children, Lisa Brooke (David), Sissy Scruggs (Bobby), Mathew Jackson (Lauren) and Joshua Jackson; five grandchildren, Corey and Flora Brooke and Ava, Samantha and Cora Jackson; and his sister, Lee Arndt. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Phillip and Elouise Jackson; sister, Rosemary Jackson; brother- in-law, Elmer Arndt; and nephew, Gregory Arndt.

A celebration of life will be held for Doug in Lake Oswego, at the Lakewood Center for the Arts on State Street, on April 1, 2017, from 2 to 5 p.m. All are invited to attend. He is greatly missed by his family and friends.

Hughes-Ransom Mortuary & Crematory of Seaside was in charge the arrangements. Please visit to share memories and sign the guest book.

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