Wilder Douglas (W. D.) Jackson, 96, of Richfield, died February 3, 1991 in a Richfield care center.
Born April 9, 1894 in Randolph, Utah to David and Amelia Jackson. He married Mildred Barton August 17, 1921 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He graduated from the Palmer School of Chiropractics in Davenport, Iowa in 1925; and practiced in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He later moved to Toppenish, Washington; where he practiced for seven years. He later went into the horse and cattle ranching business before moving to Richfield. He purchased the Young Block Building on the South West corner of Center and Main, and opened a Gamble's store in 1940. Shortly after he constructed the scenic Utah Motel, east of the building.He was recognized by many as the "Walking Mayor of Richfield's Main Street". He was an accomplished pianist, and accompanied many singers at various functions. He filled an LDS Mission to the southern States in 1948.
Survived by wife, Mildred, Richfield; four sons, Dean, Cedar City; Sterling, Honolulu, Hawaii; Frank, Santa Clara, Utah; Gail, Barstow, California; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; a sister, Zelda, Logan. Preceded in death by a son, Douglas.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, February 7, at 12 noon in the Richfield 8th LDS Ward Chapel, 200 East Center, where friends may call from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Interment, Richfield City Cemetery. Funeral directors, Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary.
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