Donald Leroy Jackson

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Donald Leroy Jackson passed away on March 1, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 85. Donald was born February 5, 1934 in Southgate, California to Eleanor Smith and Elmo Walton. Donald married his wife Barbara on May 8, 1954 in Elko, Nevada.

Donald was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He loved hunting, fishing, going to grandkids ball games and loved being a Wal-Mart Greeter. He enjoyed gardening, woodwork, sports, and watching old western movies.

Donald is survived by his wife Barbara Jackson; daughters: Jackie Smith Tafeya, Lenore (Rick) Jones, Teera (Burk) Young; 10 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Donald is preceded in death by his son Stanley Lee Jackson.

Funeral services will be held Friday March 8, 2019 at 11AM at the Maeser Stake Center (2745 West 1000 North). A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday evening from 6-8PM at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home and Friday 9:45-10:45AM at the church. Interment will be in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery.


Steve Evans

Steve’s Broadcast Career began in 1985. He has experience working in markets such as Salt Lake City, Springfield Mo, Albuquerque N.M., Wichita Ks, and Saint George, Utah. Since 1994 Steve has raised a family and lived in Vernal and is proud to call North Eastern Utah home. A Regan Republican since 1980, Steve is a champion of conservative values both social and political. Holding firm to these values in business has been a philosophy that has served KVEL, and the communities it serves, well. He writes human interest stories about local community members  on "Round the Town."