Harry F. Jackson Jr.: June 14, 1946-May 1, 2013
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A private memorial was held in June for Harry F. Jackson Jr. who died at home in Boulder Creek surrounded by his family. He was 66 years old.

Mr. Jackson was born to Mary Ruth and Harry F. Jackson in Columbia, Miss. and spent his childhood in New Hartford, N.Y.

In 1968 he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature. After a brief stint writing for a rock ‘n’ roll magazine in New York City and attending Woodstock in 1969, Harry and his wife Sue moved to Boulder Creek in 1970.

Mr. Jackson’s love of California and the outdoors prompted his career choices. He opened a redwood burl shop, Golden Ridge Wood Products, in Felton, and is especially remembered for Harry’s Saw Shops in Boulder Creek and Scotts Valley. For the next 25 years, he was employed by Gardenland in Campbell. He worked in sales, information tech, purchasing and inventory.

Family said Mr. Jackson enjoyed hiking, kayaking, skiing, birding, and eating great food. He appreciated a wide variety of music and had an eclectic collection. He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandpa, and friend, with a great sense of humor. He loved spending time with his family and his Boston Terriers. He was a devoted Zen Buddhist, San Francisco Giants fan, and Deadhead. A few of his favorite places were Elkhorn Slough, UCSC Arboretum, Ristorante Avanti, Paris and his own gardens.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Jackson of Boulder Creek; daughters Rebekah and Amanda and their families, and his sister, Ruth von Fleckenstein.

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