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Stephen Harvey Jackson, 52

| August 1, 2007 12:00 AM

Stephen Harvey Jackson, 52, of Sterling, Colo., went to be with his Lord at the end of June 2007. Services were held July 18 at Tennant Funeral Home with the Rev. Derek DeToni-Hill officiating. Inurnment, with military rights, was at the Riverside Cemetery.

Steven was born Nov. 6, 1954, to James Jr. and Rosemary (Brooks) Jackson in Montgomery, Ala.

He grew up in Houston, White Plains, N.Y. and Sterling. He attended Sterling High School, Northeastern Junior College and Regis University.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Japan and at the "Rose Garden" Airbase in the Thailand jungle during Vietnam.

After his discharge, he attended NJC before moving to Houston. He became a Denny's Restaurant manager.

Steve met and married Pam Mendenhall from Meridans, Miss., where they moved to, and farmed the family farm of soybeans. To this union was born a daughter, Amy Rose Jackson Straus.

They divorced and Steve went back into the Army. He served with anti-tank/missile unit in the DMZ in Korea.

After his discharge he returned to Sterling and worked for Burlington Northern Railroad until he became disabled.

He moved to Whitefish, Libby and Troy, and enjoyed the mountains and lakes. He became a "Mountain Man," (He Who Stands Alone), and enjoyed leathercraft and Black Powder Rendezvous.

He established Kootenai House Trading Post online. He had recently moved back to Sterling.

Steve's smile, mountain man beard, and his gospel of the Lord will be missed.

Steve is survived by his daughter, Amy Rose Jackson Straus of Ridgeland, Miss; sisters, Claudia Jackson of Sterling and Darcy Jackson of San Mateo, Calif.; thought-of-sister, Merrie Armstrong of Sterling; brothers, Fred Jackson of El Paso, Texas, Tim Jackson and wife Kathy of Sterling, and Jaime Jackson of Foster City, Calif.

Memorials may be made to the Stephen Jackson Memorial Fund in care of Tennant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1547, Sterling, CO., 80751