Brandon Burke Jackson was born on May 16, 1984 in Afton, Wyoming to his parents Burke A Jackson and Jolene Smith Jackson. He joined a family of four sisters Chantell, Nicla, Christy (deceased) and Sheena. One more sister, Ashley, joined the family 5 years later. He died from kidney failure resulting from Type 1 diabetes on March 20, 2021. For the last five years he was so strong in his effort to strive for a pancreas and kidney transplant but due to constant medical complications was not able to achieve that goal.
He grew up in Afton until the age of 7 at which he moved with the family to Centerville, Utah. There he attended school and matured into a young man. He loved the outdoors and all the scout outings and adventures. Many stories about him and scouting have been told and are cherished memories. He loved to skateboard and even broke his arm riding on the half pipe. He was an adrenaline junkie on anything with wheels. He loved to ride his BMX bike on dangerous courses which terrified his mother. He enjoyed working on motors but his favorite was working on restoring a 1978 TransAm. He loved going fishing with his dad and camping was always an adventure. He enjoyed traveling.
Brandon was a very witty, comical and loyal individual to all his family and friends. He was very giving when asked. He tried to help others as much as possible. He had a compassion for those less fortunate than himself. When he was 13 and diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes he became a strong valent young man independent with his medical needs and always wanting to be self reliant.
He moved to Oregon on the West coast side living in Coos Bay. He loved the ocean and the beach. Many times he would call home and beg his parents to move there with him. He had to return home for medical help when he was diagnosed with kidney failure in December 2015 at which time he started dialysis.
He is survived by his mom and dad, Jolene and Burke, sisters Chantell McDowell (Vurtis), Nicla Dolar (Shane), Sheena Hess, Ashley Kotlov, and his grandma Marge Tishner. Also 18 nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by Grandparents Joe LaDee and Raeona Smith, Rodney Jackson, his sister Christy Jackson and niece Ruby Jolene Dolar.
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