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Jack Edward Jackson, MD, PHD

July 6, 1934 — June 14, 2024

Farmington, New Mexico

Jack Edward Jackson, MD, PhD of Farmington, NM passed away peacefully in his

home, surrounded by his family on June 14, 2024 at the age of 89. He was born on July 6,

1934 in Trenton, NJ. Growing up with a rifle in hand, Jack spent his days hunting, shooting, and

trapping. He earned his PhD and MD from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL before serving

in the U.S. Public Health System as Senior Surgeon for 2 years in Bethesda, MD. Moving to

San Antonio, TX in 1968, he helped to set up the Clinical Laboratory at the University of Texas

Medical School as a Clinical Pathologist and Associate Professor. After 4 years, Dr. Jackson

moved to Albuquerque, NM taking a position as Chief, Clinical Chemistry Section, V.A. Medical

Center and Associate Professor of Pathology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine until

retirement in 1994. Later moving to Farmington, NM he built his final home. A lifelong hunter

and shooter, in retirement he pursued benchrest shooting and edited the book Rifle Accuracy

Facts by Harold R. Vaughan (1998).

He was known by many of his close friends as “Doc.” In later years he utilized his bio-chemistry

expertise to develop the perfect margarita for family and friends. He often stated that his best

day was to hunt with his bird dog by his side and shotgun under his arm.

Preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Golda Jackson, and brother Roy Jackson.

Survived by the love of his life, Marjorie Gayle Murphy, son and daughter in-law Carl and Laura

Jackson of San Antonio, TX, daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Jim Downes of Pocatello, ID.

Grandchildren Jessica Ohmie, Rachel Jackson, Madeline Downes, and Mark Jackson.

Great-granddaughter Piper Ohmie.

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